MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Kremlin is aware of US President Joe Biden's plans to hold a solo press conference in Geneva after a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Sputnik, adding that the Russian president would also talk to the media unaccompanied by his American counterpart.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Cuban authorities have advised tourists to visit the Caribbean country without bringing any cash in dollars, which will no longer be accepted as valid currency starting from 21 June, the first vice president of the Central Bank, Francisco Mayobre Lence, said.
Despite the opening ceremony being scaled down due to coronavirus restrictions it appears to have delighted both fans at the stadium and viewers alike. It began with a performance by a marching band and levitating drummers, followed by famous opera singer Andrea Bocelli. The ceremony ended with a massive round of fireworks.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Manneken Pis, the most recognizable symbol of Brussels, has been dressed in a historical uniform of the Russian Imperial Guard on the occasion of Russia Day celebrated on 12 June, a Sputnik correspondent reported.
The Microsoft co-founder, who has donated more than $50 billion to philanthropic causes since 1994, has in recent years focused his attention on climate change, which he considers one of the most acute problems facing humanity. He has spearheaded several initiatives on the research and development of clean energy.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday awarded state prizes to the scientists who developed the country's flagship vaccine against the coronavirus, Sputnik V, and commended the achievement as a triumph of Russian science.
Rosatom's newly inaugurated nuclear energy complex with a BREST-OD-300 fast neutron reactor may become a breakthrough providing relatively inexpensive, safe, carbon-free, and nearly inexhaustible nuclear power as energy consumption is set to dramatically soar in the coming decades.
The global death toll from the coronavirus has reached 3.78 million, while the overall number of confirmed cases is around 175 million, according to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.