• 30 beaches in the Crimea closed for swimming due to the quality of the sea water

    On 30 beaches of the annexed Crimea, 53 samples were found that do not meet the safety requirements for microbiological indicators, reported the press service of Rospotrebnadzor (the Russian Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing)in the Crimea.

    It is reported that all seawater samples that did not meet standards were re-tested. Local government and beach users were informed of the situation. In addition, it was forbidden to swim at these beaches …

  • Kremlin: Russia is ready for sanctions against Nord Stream-2 pipeline

    Russia is ready for the possible introduction of new US sanctions against the participants in the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, announced Vladimir Dzhabarov, the first deputy chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, as reported by RIA Novosti.

    According to the senator, sanctions “will inevitably be introduced”. Moreover, he said that Washington should not expect them to stop the construction of the gas pipeline or facilitate the refusal from the side of any participant. “ …

  • Media: Putin may come to Berlin in October for the wedding of ex-Chancellor Schroeder

    Russian President Vladimir Putin may arrive in Berlin in October to attend a wedding of the former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and Korean woman Kim So-yeon, the Bild newspaper reports.

    "Putin may soon return to Germany on a private visit. Rumours are circulating in Berlin that in October, he may attend the wedding of his friend Gerhard Schroeder," writes the newspaper in an article about the Putin’s visit to Berlin to meet with Angela Merkel.

    According to the publication, the wedding …

  • Ukraine’s aircraft engine manufacture accuses the Washington Times of ‘ties with Russia’

    The Ukrainian company Motor Sich JSC accused the American newspaper The Washington Times of its having ties with Russia. The newspaper published an article criticizing Kyiv’s deal to deliver aircraft engines to China.

    The company is engaged in the development and production of aviation gas turbine engines for aircraft and helicopters. According to the company, it is about unfair competition from the Russian side, which tries to lobby its interests through the sensation in the US media.

    “Only …

  • A Colorado political aide punished for putting up portrait of Putin in the capitol building

    Katie March, assistant to Colorado House Speaker Crisanta Duran helped carry a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin into the state capitol. Duran told the Associated Press on Sunday, August 19 that March was subjected to disciplinary action for it.

    March was chastised by the State Patrol and the House Representative’s office. She also lost the privilege of entering the Colorado Capitol building without passing security control.

    In late July, March used her security badge to allow a …