Show hosts: Julia Galiullina
St. Petersburg historians and forensic experts have carried out a research. Their aim was to prove or refute the version of Nicholas I’s suicide. Russian monarchs’ last moments of life were always safely guarded against the crowd’s excessive curiosity.
It has been a long time since people believed in magic of monuments but recently legends and superstitions turned into tourist vandalism damaging a lot of landmarks in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Russia’s city of St. Petersburg is the world’s famous “cultural” capital seeing floods of tourists every year.
The red king crab has always been a popular Russian delicacy. However, the population of this crustacean is shrinking. The participants in a scientific expedition to the Barents Sea tried to understand the reasons for this process. The results they have achieved will help solve the problem of regulating crab harvesting in the coastal waters in 2013.
The participants in the project ‘The Arctic Is a Territory of Discoveries’ have decided to repeat Semyon Dezhnev’s voyage. Scientists from several scientific centers and tourists who are eager to play the role of pioneers have set off on a long journey following the itinerary of the legendary Russian explorer.
Weather forecasts have become quite accurate today, but authorities sometimes fail to timely warn people of emergency situations. The recent flash flooding disaster in Russia’s southern Krasnodar region, which caused huge loss of life, proved that the emergency alert system didn’t work the way it should have.
Golf has never been an ordinary commonplace sport in Russia. Even now, when the popularity of golf in Russia is growing, most Russians do not know the first thing about it. The common mistake is that golf is not a sport but a terribly expensive entertainment of the high classes.
We Are. People of the Country. Best Photos of the XX Century. has opened in Moscow’s Lumiere Brothers center for photography. Some 300 pictures of Soviet people of all ages and professions are exhibited in a 700 square meter- hall.
A public TV channel is due to be launched in Russia at the beginning of next year. Even though the idea of public television is not new and has been the subject of discussion for years, it was given the green light only recently. A decree to this effect was signed during Dmitry Medvedev’s presidency.