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Don't Touch Debris! Antares Explosion Leaves Highly Toxic Elements Beyond Hazard Area
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Russia, Space, USA, Vessels )

Ray
- 10 hours ago - rt.com
The explosion late Tuesday of the Antares rocket, on a mission from Virginia to deliver 5,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station, scattered toxic wreckage beyond a protected 'hazard area' that should be avoided, NASA has warned.
What's Lurking in Sweden's Waters?
Offbeat  (tags: Sweden, submarine, Russia, Military )

Ray
- 7 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Sweden's armed forces say they are looking for a submarine spotted in the country's waters not far from Stockholm and speculation has centred on Russia. But the Russians have scoffed at the claims.
Tiger That Putin Released Into the Wild Only for It to 'Defect' to China Is Now Feasting on Chickens Over the Border
Offbeat  (tags: Endangered, china, Russia, Putin, Siberian tiger, chickens )

Offline
- 15 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
An endangered Siberian tiger released into the wild by Vladimir Putin has attacked a hen house in northern China and eaten five chickens.
What Russia Is Learning From Frank Sinatra
Offbeat  (tags: economy, recession, Russia )

Ray
- 23 days ago - bbc.co.uk
These are difficult times in Russia. The rouble is falling, inflation is rising, and capital is fleeing. There are fears of recession. But not everyone here is required to tighten their belt.
The Tombstones of Former Russian Gang Members, in Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: Russia, Mafia, tombstones, photos, interesting )

Giana
- 24 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Visiting a cemetery may not sound like the ideal tourist attraction - unless you're looking for the tombs of Oscar Wilde or Jim Morrison at Paris' Père Lachaise - but in Russia visitors are really in for a treat.
Soviet Union Lingers in Heart of Tokyo
Offbeat  (tags: politics, government, world, Russia, Ukraine, Tokyo )

Naoko
- 38 days ago - the-japan-news.com
The former geopolitical entity, dissolved in 1991, still nominally owns real estate, such as its embassy and other offices, in prime Tokyo locations because Ukraine, the second-most populated republic of the former Soviet Union, has been opposing the tran
Who, What, Why: What Can and Can't British Royal Family Members Say?
Offbeat  (tags: Russia, Nazis, Vladimir Putin, Prince Charles, Royal Family, UK )

Ray
- 161 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The allegation that Prince Charles compared Vladimir Putin's annexing of Crimea to Nazi actions has caused a stir. Just what can and can't the royals say?,
Putin Frees Three Endangered Siberian Tiger Orphans Into the Wild
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers, released, Russia )

Cher
- 161 days ago - siberiantimes.com
The Amur cubs were specially trained to cope after being raised in Zhelundinsky Nature Reserve.
UK to Run Out of Oil, Gas and Coal in Five Years - Report
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Energy, Europe, Fracking, Gas, Oil, Russia, UK )

Ray
- 164 days ago - rt.com
New research from the Global Sustainability Institute has found that Britain, France and many other European countries have low reserves of fossil fuels, and their home grown energy could be entirely reliant on imports in several years.
GMO Producers Should Be Punished as Terrorists, Russian MPs Say
Offbeat  (tags: GMO, Law, Russia )

Ray
- 167 days ago - rt.com
A draft law submitted to the Russian parliament seeks to impose punishment up to criminal prosecution to producers of genetically-modified organisms harmful to health or the environment.
Living Tiger Trek Dream
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, tigers, photographer, Russia )

Cher
- 171 days ago - baysidebulletin.com.au
TREKKING through snow in a Russian winter may not be everyone's idea of fun, but for Redland Bay wildlife photographer David Guillau, spending two months in a remote area of Russia, helping to record some of the last 450 wild Siberian tigers
Ukraine Deploys 15,000 Troops to Russian Border, NATO Beefs Up Forces in E. Europe - Moscow
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Military, NATO, Russia, Ukraine )

Ray
- 173 days ago - rt.com
Ukraine has deployed 15,000 troops on its border with Russia, while NATO continues beefing up its forces in Eastern Europe, Russian Defense Ministry stated as the military alliance and Pentagon accuse Moscow of keeping armed forces close to Ukraine.
NATO Eyes 'Defensive' Permanent Troop Deployment Near Russia's Borders
Offbeat  (tags: Europe, Military, NATO, Politics, Russia, Ukraine )

Ray
- 175 days ago - rt.com
NATO may station permanently additional troops in Eastern Europe, the alliance's top military commander said, adding that it would be a defensive measure. He cited "a new paradigm" demonstrated by Russia in Crimea and Ukraine.
The IMF Goes to War in Ukraine
Offbeat  (tags: Bailout, Clashes, Conflict, Crisis, EU, Economy, Gas, Human rights, Natural resources, Politics, Russia, USA, Ukraine, Violence )

Ray
- 175 days ago - rt.com
The IMF has approved a $17 billion loan to Ukraine. The first $3.2 billion tranche has arrived on Wednesday. It's essential to identify the conditions attached to this Mafia-style "loan."
Crimean Chief Prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya Swears Oath to Russia (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Crimea, Law, Police, Politics, Russia )

Ray
- 175 days ago - rt.com
The chief prosecutor of Crimea and Internet sensation, Natalia Poklonskaya, alongside her colleagues, has sworn oath to protect the Russian constitution and state laws.
 

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