Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church dissolved, merged with Orthodox Church of Ukraine
The Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) has officially ceased to exist and has been merged with the new Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU), the Ukrainian parliamentary newspaper Golos Ukrainy …
Russian submersible’s fire started in battery compartment
The fire aboard a submersible, which killed 14 submariners, started in the battery compartment, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday.
"The main …
Pope Francis mourns Russian sailors killed in fire onboard research submersible
Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church extends his deepest condolences to the families of the Russian sailors killed in a fire onboard a research submersible, interim Director of the Holy See Press …
Russian Defense Ministry denies notifying Norway about submersible fire
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday it had not notified the Norwegian authorities about a ‘gas explosion’ on board a Russian Navy research submersible.
"Thanks to …
Scientists analyze how oil-contaminated soils in the Arctic respond to climate changes
Scientists will analyze how the climate changes influence oil-contaminated soils on the Franz Josef Land Archipelago. The studies will be conducted on the islands, where oil spills occurred in the …
Death toll in China's earthquake rises to 12 people
Twelve people died and 134 more were injured in the earthquake that rocked China's south-western Sichuan province on Monday, Chinese media reported on Monday citing emergency services.
Group of former Crimeans file applications for Russian passport under simplified terms
Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs migration department received its first applications for Russian citizenship from former residents of the Crimea and Sevastopol, the ministry press center reported …
TASS invites CIS news agencies to organize photo exhibition on WWII victory anniversary
TASS has invited news agencies of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to organize a joint photo exhibition dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the victory in WWII that will be marked in …
About 2,000 documents on Europe’s liberation from Nazism to be posted online
The Russian Historical Society (RHS) has begun publishing archival documents containing data on the liberation of Eastern Europe from Nazism by the Red Army, member of the RHS Presidium and Executive …
Airbus A320 aircraft makes emergency landing at Sheremetyevo
An A320 passenger plane has made an emergency landing at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, fire crews are on their way to it, an emergencies source informed TASS.
"According to specified data, an A320 …