- 18:22 20/02/2014
A team of Greenpeace volunteers has set off from Moscow to help park rangers battle suspected wildfires in a national park in Russia’s south, the environmental organization said on its website Thursday.
- 15:22 17/02/2014
A crippled Amur tiger that died at the weekend in Russia’s Far East despite efforts by vets to save it was killed by cancer, wildlife officials said Monday.
- 22:00 14/02/2014
A Proton rocket carrying a Turkish satellite is scheduled to lift off early Saturday in the first launch of Russia’s largest rocket this year, the Russian space agency told RIA Novosti.
- 13:09 14/02/2014
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has offered a home in the Russian republic to another zoo giraffe facing death in Denmark.
- 15:23 12/02/2014
Russia’s space agency said Wednesday that it has supplied fresh satellite images to assist Britain and India cope with unfolding natural disasters blighting the two nations.
- 16:31 11/02/2014
Russian authorities said Tuesday they would rather perform neurosurgery on a crippled Amur tiger with paralyzed hind legs and tail than put the animal to sleep.
- 12:30 11/02/2014
Hungary’s president has signed a bill into law to expand a nuclear power plant in the country with Russian assistance following protests against the deal, the country’s MTI news agency reported Monday.
- 22:47 10/02/2014
An airport in St. Petersburg, Russia’s second-largest city, is commissioning an ornithological survey of the area in order to reduce the risk of bird strikes.
- 05:25 30/01/2014
A variety of crops have been successfully harvested on board the International Space Station and verified as safe to eat, a Russian scientist said Wednesday.
- 19:56 24/01/2014
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry warned Friday that an earthquake and ensuing tsunami are expected to hit Russia’s Far East this year.
- 11:52 23/01/2014
A Russian fishing trawler detained by Senegal for over two weeks on suspicion of illegal fishing has departed from the port of Dakar following its release, the Russian Embassy in Senegal said Thursday.
- 06:59 22/01/2014
An IKEA store in the Volga city Samara has been fined for the sale of plants that had not undergone proper quarantine controls, a local official told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.
- 05:44 22/01/2014
A Russian company’s proposal to create “quiet” asphalt for highways was one of several selected by the EU for further development, the state nanotechnology company Rusnano said Tuesday.
- 14:54 21/01/2014
Environmental activists in Russia’s Far East said Tuesday that construction linked to offshore oil production had been delayed over concerns it could harm local populations of endangered gray whales.
- 07:43 11/01/2014
A subsidiary of the Russian oil giant LUKoil has been slapped with a fine of 614 million rubles ($18.5 million), which Greenpeace said appeared to be the biggest such fine in Russia’s history.
- 18:00 09/01/2014
The crew of a Russian fishing trawler detained by authorities near Senegal on Saturday on suspicion of illegal fishing is “feeling fine,” the captain told RIA Novosti by telephone on Thursday amid concern over the wellbeing of the 62 Russians on board.
- 10:01 09/01/2014
A criminal case over the killing of a rare Siberian deer has been opened against four officials from Russia’s Natural Resources and Ecology Ministry, police said Thursday.
- 16:49 31/12/2013
Radioactive soil from the Fukushima disaster area was found in the baggage of a Japanese man by border guards at Kiev’s Borispol Airport, Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service said Tuesday.1
- 18:30 27/12/2013
Russia and all other countries that border the Caspian Sea have agreed to stop fishing black-caviar-producing sturgeon in the area because the fish is on the brink of extinction, Russian officials said Friday.