Бывший СССР

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  • In Estonia, the desecrated memorial stone to the Soviet pilots

    In the Estonian town of kiviõli in the night from Monday to Tuesday vandals desecrated a memorial stone to Soviet pilots who died in 1944. The attackers wrote on it: "These murderers bombed my grandmother. May they burn in hell." The head of the veteran organization of the city is sure that the police find the vandals.

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  • The expert spoke about the role of radicals in the Ukrainian politics

    Ukrainian politics with the help of nationalists supported the situation of permanent conflict in the country to stay in power. This opinion was expressed by political analyst Andrei Zolotarev. "Now in Ukraine, we see the creative Union of huckster and the Nazis," he described the relationship between radicals and the authorities.

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  • Who named the most drinking country in Europe

    A world leader in alcohol consumption according for 2016 is Lithuania, said the representative of the world health organization (who) Gauden Galea. According to him, over the past year a resident of this country on average drank 16 liters of alcohol. In connection with this he called Lithuania "the biggest drunkard in Europe."

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  • Ukrainian police were chasing the ostriches on the highway

    In Dnepropetrovsk, law enforcement officers chasing escaped from the ostriches farm. This was reported by press Secretary of the patrol police of the city Yulia Kurochkina. Three birds ran around the Donetsk highway. Eventually the police caught the largest individual, and two smaller ones on the right of farm workers.

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  • Rada has banned a St. George's ribbon, in Ukraine

    The Verkhovna Rada has banned the use of St. George (guards) ribbon. The deputies voted for the relevant amendments to the legislation on may 16. "Public use, display or wearing St. George (guards) of the band or its image shall entail imposition of penalty", — stated in the bill.

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  • In Kiev, near the sculpture "the Motherland" will appear "Russia's Aggression"

    In Kiev, near the statue Motherland appears a memorial called "Russia's Aggression". This was stated by the main artist of the Museum of the Second world war Anatoly Gaydamak. "There are no pedestals with statues falling down wounded soldiers and so on. But there are symbols and allegories," — described the project of monument to him.

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  • In the Parliament proposed to ban St. George ribbon in Ukraine

    The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine may prohibit the use of the ribbons in the country. On 16 may, said the speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Andrei Parubiy. He noted that the reason for the introduction of the bill served as a collision may 9 between nationalists and demonstrators gathered to celebrate the Victory.

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  • Poroshenko has extended sanctions against Russia

    The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko enacted the decision of the Council of national security and defense dated 28 April "About the use of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions)". The corresponding decree posted on the website of the President.

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  • The demographer predicted the disappearance of Latvians in a hundred years

    At current levels of fertility and mortality the population of Latvia can disappear in a hundred years. This was stated by the demographer, the head of the Riga office of the International organization for migration (IOM) Ilmars Mezs. "Over the past five years Latvia has lost 92 000 people — about 5 percent of the population," — said the expert.

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