Expensive Calls

A new surge of “telephone terrorism” occurred in Russia last week. Local authorities of some cities and towns are already tired of responding to reports of mines in public buildings and stopped evacuating people.

Friend-or-foe Construction Site

How the construction of the Skolkovo residential complex led to imprisonment of former top executives of Absolut Group. Perhaps, even the criminals themselves will fully understand the scheme of unlawful enrichment implemented by them and acknowledged by the court as a large-scale fraud (Part 4 Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) only after being put in jail.

World Ski Awards Names “Rosa Khutor” Best Ski Resort in Russia Again

The World Ski Awards was established in 2013 to raise the standards of the ski industry. Since then, the industry leaders have been rated each year by an independent vote of experts in the tourism industry and visitors to a special website. This is the ninth time the resort has received this prestigious international award.

UN Secretary-General Special Advisor Makes Closed-Door Offers on Libya to Prigozhin

Stephanie Williams, deputy head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) for political affairs, arrived in Moscow to meet with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin. The diplomats discussed the situation in Libya, which worsened after the disruption of the general elections.

UN Peacekeepers Become Main “Criminal Group” in CAR

The UN MINUSCA mission peacekeepers are the greatest threat to the population of the Central African Republic (CAR) after the collapse of the Patriots for Change terrorist coalition in CAR

Garbage Disposal Code of Arkhangelsk Region

The problem related to the disposal of municipal solid waste (MSW) is most acute for the inhabitants of the Arkhangelsk region. Everyone remembers that the project to build a landfill in Shiyes was closed after long protest actions. The environmental safety fight lasted for almost two years.

5% of All Children with COVID-19 in Russia are in Intensive Care

In Russia, about 5% of all children infected with COVID-19 are in intensive care units, said Alexander Gorelov, deputy head of research at the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of the Russian Federal State Agency for Health and Consumer Rights (Rospotrebnadzor).

Vershinin Might Remind Williams of UN Envoy Power Restrictions

Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Libya Stephanie Williams is to arrive in Moscow to offer excuses and explanation in connection with the disruption of the presidential elections in the North African country, Arab media reported.

Russian Courts to Replace Metal Cages with Bulletproof Glass Docks

Russian authorities have changed the norms for the design of federal court buildings which will replace metal cages for defendants in courtrooms with bulletproof glass docks.

FacePay Service Users Complain About Multiple Charges in Moscow Subway

Users of the FacePay facial ID payment system who connected to it through the Moscow Metro application, reported multiple charges of money. The News of Moscow Telegram channel reported that money continued to be deducted from passengers’ bank accounts even after the disconnection of the system.

Military Expert Explains why 4 Russians in Mali Drive NATO to Hysteria

Information about the arrival of a group of four Russian instructors in Mali on January 11 has been published on social media. On the same day, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN, made a public statement that the Wagner Group might pose a threat to the UN mission (MINUSMA) in that country.

Battle for Moscow – Red Army Counterattacked from City Fringes 80 Years ago

On December 5, Russia celebrates the Day of Military Glory. It was on this day 80 years ago that the active phase of the Red Army counter-offensive began on a broad front from Kalinin to Yelets.

Year of Conflicts – U.S. Troops Withdrawal from Afghanistan, Ethiopian Tragedy, Crisis in Ukraine

The year of 2021 was full of worries and instabilities. The novel coronavirus new strains which appear on an annoyingly regular basis are still the number one concern.

Any Russian in Africa is Considered a Wagner Group Fighter: Military Journalist on “Presence in Mali”

First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Dmitry Polyansky answered reporters' questions about the presence of the Wagner Group in Mali at a press conference on December 28. According to him, Bamako has the right to make its own decision on cooperation with one or another organization.

Time of Political Heavyweights Comes – Prigozhin Comments on Libyan Election Failure

Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin explained in detail why a new political crisis had occurred in Libya and named the people behind it in an interview with Sputnik. This African country has been unable to overcome its internal conflicts and chaos for years because of the influence of “partners” from the West, he said.