Northern Russia
Akitas in Japan give a dog a good name
Wildfires engulf around 3,000 hectares in northern Russia — emergencies ministry
Arrests Made After 14 Children Dead in Russian Summer Camp Tragedy
Blast-hit coalmine in north Russia to be flooded
Russian deputy PM: Severnaya mine blast could not be prevented
No chances for 26 missing coalminers in north Russia to survive - emergencies minister
Akitas in Japan give a dog a good name
2017-02-12 04:43:40 What do Russian President Vladimir Putin, French-Swiss actor Alain Delon and U.S. political activist Helen Keller have in common? They have all known the joy of owning an Akita, a breed of dog originating from the northern region of Tohoku. The Akita is one of the oldest breeds in Japan and are believed to have descended from dogs that came to Honshu with hunters more than 2,000 years ago. Today’s   Read More ...
Nina at ninety: China's Russian babushka
2017-01-19 12:26:38 NINA is a mix of Slavic and Chinese features: brownish eyes, high cheekbones, and a rural dialect distinctive to eastern China that is hard to understand for most Mandarin speakers. Ninety-year-old Nina was born in Vahevo village of Vologda Oblast in northern Russia in 1926. Her father, a Chinese merchant whose hometown was in northern China's Hebei Province, brought her to China when she was seven. She never returned. The   Read More ...
Russian Pacific Fleet nuclear sub successfully live-fires sea-launced ICBM
2016-10-12 14:55:56 MOSCOW, October 12. /TASS/. The Russian Pacific Fleet’s Georgy Pobedonosets has successfully live-fired a sea-launched intercontinental ballistic missile from the Sea of Okhotsk at the Chizha practice range in north Russia, the press office of Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. "The launch was carried out from the submerged position. The missile’s warhead arrived at the Chizha practice range in north Russia at the designated time," the press office said.   Read More ...
Russia successfully test-fires Topol intercontinental ballistic missile
2016-10-12 14:55:32 MOSCOW, October 12. /TASS/. The Russian Strategic Missile Forces have successfully test-fired a Topol intercontinental ballistic missile from the Plesetsk spaceport in north Russia at a practice range in Kamchatka in the Far East, the Defense Ministry said on Wednesday. "This launch aimed to confirm the extended service life of operating intercontinental ballistic missiles of this type," the Defense Ministry said in a statement obtained by TASS. "The missile’s warhead   Read More ...
In the North of Russia Bananas Are Growing, in Siberia, Vietnamese Pigs Are Being Raised
2016-09-25 10:19:44 Originally appeared at Komsomolskaya Pravda. Translated by Elina Nigamatyanova Behind the cold statistics are amazing stories. Rosstat census takers were so inspired by the first results of the Russian agricultural census that they are planning to publish a collection of interesting things they found. Most of all, the inspectors were impressed by several non-traditional farming techniques . In Leningrad Oblast, there are banana plantations. In the far North , quince   Read More ...
Wildfires engulf around 3,000 hectares in northern Russia — emergencies ministry
2016-07-29 09:48:52 YEKATERIBURG, July 29. /TASS/. Around 3,000 hectares are engulfed by wildfires in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District in Russia’s north, local department of the Emergencies Ministry said on Friday. "There are currently 30 wildfires on the area of over 2,870 hectares in the district. Out of them, seven wildfires have been localized. Fire traveled over 1,200 hectares over the last 24 hours," the ministry said. A total of 877 people are   Read More ...
Arrests Made After 14 Children Dead in Russian Summer Camp Tragedy
2016-06-20 18:45:12 Five people have been arrested at a Russian summer camp following the deaths of 14 children and an underaged instructor in a boating accident in the northern region of Karelia. The group of 47 children, aged between 12 and 17, were rafting on the Samozero Lake on Saturday June 18 with four instructors from the Samozero summer camp. Two boats were overturned when the party was hit by a sudden   Read More ...
US embassy offers condolences to Russia over death of children in Karelia
2016-06-20 09:51:17 MOSCOW, June 20. /TASS/. The US Embassy in Russia has expressed condolences over the tragedy on a lake in northern Russia’s Karelia region in which at least 13 children have died. "Our thoughts, condolences and prayers are with the near and dear ones of those who died in Karelia," spokesman for the embassy William Stevens wrote in the Russian language in his Twitter microblog on Monday. Thirteen children on a   Read More ...
Russian military satellite successfully delivered into orbit — defense ministry
2016-03-24 11:46:43 MOSCOW, March 24. /TASS/. A Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket that blasted off from the Plesetsk space center in north Russia has successfully delivered a military satellite into orbit, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported on Thursday. "The spacecraft launched in the interests of Russia’s Defense Ministry separated from the third stage of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket in a normal regime at the designated time - 12:52 p.m. Moscow time [09:52 GMT] and was   Read More ...
Blast-hit coalmine in north Russia to be flooded
2016-03-06 09:46:05 MOSCOW, March 6. /TASS/. The committee, which was organized after an explosion of methane, which killed miners and rescuers, made a decision the mine would be flooded, press service of the mine operating company said on Sunday.   Read More ...
Russian deputy PM: Severnaya mine blast could not be prevented
2016-02-29 14:47:33 Russia’s industrial safety watchdog earlier said that the accident at the Severnaya coalmine in north Russia that claimed the lives of at least 36 people is considered as a natural disaster   Read More ...
New Explosion Rocks Russian Mine ??“ 6 Dead, 26 Presumed Dead
2016-02-29 12:33:22 A methane leak caused a new explosion Sunday in a coal mine in northern Russia, hitting a section where 26 workers had been trapped after a previous blast, and killing another six people, news reports said.   Read More ...
6 die in explosion in Russias Arctic mine
2016-02-29 10:44:54 Moscow - Six people died - most of them rescuers - in a new explosion in a mine in northern Russia where 26 miners went missing following an accident three days ago, officials said on Sunday."Six   Read More ...
No chances for 26 missing coalminers in north Russia to survive - emergencies minister
2016-02-28 11:46:10 VORKUTA, February 28. /TASS/. There are actually no chances for 26 coalminers trapped underground in a coalmine blast in north Russia to survive, Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov said on Sunday.   Read More ...
Work suspended at blast-stricken coal mine in northern Russia
2016-02-27 14:29:29 MOSCOW, February 27. /TASS/. Work has been suspended for a long time at the Severnaya coal mine in Vorkuta in northern Russia where at least four miners were killed in blasts, Russia’s Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov said on Saturday.   Read More ...
Mine Collapse in Northern Russia Kills At Least Four
2016-02-26 18:25:25 At least four miners were killed after a structural collapse at coal mine in northern Russia, and the rescue operation was complicated by a second explosion when emergency workers were trying to reach dozens of miners trapped underground, officials and media reports said Friday.   Read More ...
Bikers Have Near Miss With Bear on Road in Northern Russia
2016-02-26 18:25:17 Two bikers on a trip to Ingozero Lake on Russia's northern Kola Peninsula barely escaped crashing into a bear at full speed, a video posted on YouTube has shown.   Read More ...
Authorities in northern Russia warn migrants could freeze
2016-01-19 11:28:50 The Salla checkpoint through which most refugees cross the Russian border with Finland remains one of the coldest areas in the Murmansk region   Read More ...
Russian Culture Minister Says Burning Books 'Completely Unacceptable'
2016-01-14 18:31:13 Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky has denounced an incident in which 53 publications funded by the George Soros Foundation were reportedly incinerated in northern Russia's Komi region.   Read More ...