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VIDEO: River ‘foam party’ prompts Russian investigation

Screen grab river foam bridge

REUTERS, DECEMBER 26, 2020 ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – Residents of Russia’s St Petersburg shared videos on social media on Thursday (December 24) showing mysterious foam floating on Dudergofka river, as well as flying over the neighboring streets. While some social media users referred to the scene jokingly as ‘a foam party’, others expressed concern about the cause of it and …

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Maritime Image of the Day: “The Plague Fort”

Fort Alexander. Ice in waterway. Cargo ship.

PortandTerminal.com, December 22, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – The abandoned Fort Alexander, aka The Plague Fort, sits on an artificial island near Saint Petersburg, Russia. Originally built to guard the Baltic waterway to Saint Petersburg, construction of the naval fortress began in 1838 and was completed in 1845. It was used right up until 1917, the year the Russian Revolution …

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VIDEO: Oxygen Booth Explodes At Outpatient Clinic in Russia

Screen grab of explosion in apartment block

PortandTerminal.com, November 1, 2020 MOSCOW – An explosion has been reported in a student clinic of the South Ural State University in Chelyabinsk, Russia.  According to the Ministry of Health of the region, there was an explosion in a booth for storing oxygen cylinders in a polyclinic. There were no casualties, the department noted. Click here for a redirect to …

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The time a Russian Tsar worked as a dockworker

Painting of Peter the Great

PortandTerminal.com, October 8, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Peter the Great was the founder of the Russian navy and the first tsar ever to venture outside of his country’s borders. He is also known for founding and developing the eponymous city of Saint Petersburg, which remained the capital of Russia until 1917. Peter was born in 1672 at a time when …

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VIDEO: Russia touts test launch hypersonic missile – Achieves Mach 8+

Rocket being launched off a ship

PortandTerminal.com, October 7, 2020 The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) released a video showing the first-in-class ship “Admiral Gorshkov” launching a Tsirkon hypersonic missile MOSCOW – Russia has test-launched its Tsirkon hypersonic cruise missile and successfully hit a target in the Barents Sea. The Russian Ministry of Defense claims that the rocket’s speed was greater than Mach 8 which means …

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Russian Shipping Giant Sovcomflot Want At Least $500 Million in IPO

Ship in icy water

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 By Olga Popova, Gleb Stolyarov and Abhinav Ramnarayan MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Sovcomflot plans to raise at least $500 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on the Moscow Exchange, Russia’s top shipping company said on Tuesday, in a deal that could value it at roughly $10 billion according to sources. The move by the state-controlled firm …

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Russian Elite Given Experimental Covid-19 Vaccine Since April

Vladimir Putin. Other men in suits. Flag

BLOOMBERG, JULY 20, 2020 Officials, executives given early access during testing | Russia aims to begin mass inoculations as early as September By Stepan Kravchenko, Yuliya Fedorinova, and Ilya Arkhipov for Bloomberg – Scores of Russia’s business and political elite have been given early access to an experimental vaccine against Covid-19, according to people familiar with the effort, as the country races to …

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Russia offered Afghan militants bounties to kill U.S. troops: NY Times

U.S. troops assess the damage to an armored vehicle of NATO-led military coalition after a suicide attack in Kandahar province

REUTERS, JUNE 27, 2020 WASHINGTON – U.S. intelligence has concluded that the Russian military offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan to kill American troops and other coalition forces, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing officials briefed on the matter. A Russian military intelligence unit linked to assassination attempts in Europe had offered rewards for successful attacks last …

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