23:59Main News of May 22
Is North Korea serious about its threats to attack the United States?
- Paul McCartney Shows Support to Jailed Pussy Riot Members2
- Russia to Scrap World’s Biggest Nuclear Subs
- India Test-Fires BrahMos Missile from Ship
- Pentagon to Buy Russian Helicopters Despite Ban10
- US Lawmakers Try to Block Sharing Missile Defense Data with Russia
- Russia’s New Reusable Spacecraft Good for up to 5 Flights
In this quiet Pennsylvania town in the heart of Amish country, where life moves at a pace from bygone times, Russia’s Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team has set its sights squarely on the future, looking to move beyond a past marred by tragedy.
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If fresh media reports are true, Russia, Syria’s longtime supplier of military equipment, may soon provide Damascus – or already has – with advanced S-300 air defense systems, tipping the balance in the devastating 26-month conflict in the Middle Eastern country. But the “if” is a big one.
MOSCOW – RIA Novosti, Dmitry Vinogradov
Falcon hunting was a popular pastime for Russian nobles in the tsarist era. In modern times, falcons are employed in more serious jobs. RIA Novosti’s Dmitry Vinogradov reports on where the age-old craft of the falconer is in demand today, how a falcon can be tamed, why it normally returns to its owner, and what can make it fly away.
Russian art impresario Sergei Diaghilev, who founded the ground-breaking Ballets Russes in Paris in the early 20th century and gave then unknown artists their first break, including composer Igor Stravinsky, is being celebrated in Washington with a multimedia exhibition at the National Gallery of Art.