The city of Yalta on the southern coastline of the Crimean peninsula has long been known as the Russian Riviera. Boasting 250 sunny days a year, the city also has a unique combination of a spectacular setting and history. Besides being an alluring tourist destination, Yalta is also a health resort.
In Voice of Russia's weekly entertaining show From Moscow With Love with its unrivaled hosts Vasily Strelnikov and Natalia Stefanova will tell you about the most interesting events in Moscow, Russia and the World. In this episode, Natasha dreams of Prince Charles, goes hiking again and makes potions to cure high blood pressure. Meanwhile, Vasily visits a 19th century estate, a vintage car collection museum, and catches a nasty cold. Also, listeners' letters and we follow up on a story we did earlier about an old, rusty television tower in Moscow, which may not have to be demolished after all!
Employees of the St. Petersburg metro thoroughly inspected all railroad switches and rails last night, the metro's administration says. On Tuesday, Moscow metro saw the biggest industrial catastrophe: a train derailed between the metro stations Park Pobedy and Slavyansky Bulvar. According to the latest reports, 23 people were killed and 150 were injured and sent to hospitals.
Why would lawmakers need their own social network? According to Igor Lebedev, deputy speaker of the lower house of parliament – the State Duma – currently there are two hundred forty five thousand deputies of all levels in Russia – and they are not integrated enough. According to the spokesman, the complexity of solving political issues requires professional cooperation – that’s why deputies and experts should have one platform to freely talk to each other without distractions.
The sharp cooling down of the Russian-American relations has been caused by the mistakes in the US foreign policy, Alexander Lukin, PhD in history and deputy head of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said during his interview to the Voice of Russia.
The number of Ukrainian refugees in the Rostov region has continued to increase since the beginning of this week, from 1,500 to 2,000 people per day, said Viktor Solodovnikov, the regional chief of the Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS).
The US Department of State has made another attempt to exonerate Kiev from responsibility for what's happening in eastern Ukraine.
European Union leaders to meet on Wednesday to pick the bloc's new foreign policy chief after choosing Jean-Claude Juncker to head the executive European Commission, but it may take some weeks before other top EU jobs are finally carved up, Reuter's reports.
The Russian Investigative Committee has arrested two suspects in yesterday's Moscow metro tragedy. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning when a train derailed between the Park Podedy and Slavyansky Bulvar metro stations. According to the latest information, 22 people died and July 16 has been declared a day of mourning for the victims. Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, has expressed condolences to family and friends of those who died.
Two artillery shells fired from Ukraine hit Russia near the multi-way automobile border-crossing point Kuibyshevo, chief press officer in the Southern Customs Department Rayan Farukshin told ITAR-TASS on Wednesday.
Commenting on the Ukrainian crisis Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi urged to give up calls for a new Cold War and underlined that Europe should not be built in opposition to Russia.
The US is urging the EU to impose new sanctions against Russia. Otherwise, the Obama administration is prepared to act alone on this issue, Bloomberg informs with reference to participants of yesterday's closed-door meeting with participating ambassadors of the EU countries.
July 15-16: Moscow subway train derailment, I hope reason, standing up against war will prevail, and more
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ratings have risen unprecedentedly high thanks to a new Putin majority that has formed in the Russian society over the recent years, according to a report of the Political Analysis Center to be presented at ITAR-TASS on Wednesday.
Russia has retrieved the main Soviet radio interception facility – the signals intelligence center in Cuban Lourdes, the Kommersant newspaper wrote on Wednesday. "The decision to return to Cuba can be explained by Russia's long strengthened financial capabilities, as well as cooling of relations with the US," sources in the Russian power structures said.
Zagreb is hopeful economic sanctions on Russia can be avoided, Croatian Ambassador in Moscow Igor Pokaz said.
US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power shared with the world that she has won a debate with the Russian ambassador to international organizations Vitaly Churkin about the infamous group Pussy Riot, which took place in February. The Russian diplomat reminded his American counterpart, how the situation really evolved.
Six foreigners, including two Chinese citizens, died in the Moscow metro train wreck on Tuesday, a source in the city emergency services told Interfax.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in the Brazilian capital city, Brasilia, where he will take part in the second day of the two-day BRICS countries summit, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The meeting will in an outreach format involving the leaders of a number of Latin American countries. The Russian president plans to have separate meetings with some of them on the summit sidelines.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on the appeal of US President Barack Obama to expand sanctions against Russia. Earlier on Tuesday Obama urged the ambassadors of EU countries to take tough measures against Russia. According to him, if EU leaders refuse to impose new sanctions, the White House will be ready to act alone.