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Mar

Ukraine’s combat dolphins now swim for RussiaThe dolphins would be used by the Russian Emergency Ministry to search for arms and items under the sea.

Ukraine’s combat dolphins now swim for Russia
The dolphins would be used by the Russian Emergency Ministry to search for arms and items under the sea.

14

Feb

Russians are nuts for squirrelsThe busy-tailed rodents are being captured in Moscow’s parks and sold on the Internet, prompting police to increase park security.

Russians are nuts for squirrels
The busy-tailed rodents are being captured in Moscow’s parks and sold on the Internet, prompting police to increase park security.

03

Nov

Olympic oops: Russia’s games aren’t as ‘zero-waste’ as promisedConstruction waste for the Sochi Olympic village has been dumped into an illegal landfill.

Olympic oops: Russia’s games aren’t as ‘zero-waste’ as promised
Construction waste for the Sochi Olympic village has been dumped into an illegal landfill.

17

Oct

Huge chunk of Russia meteorite pulled from lakeThe meteorite was 5-foot-long and weighed more than 1,250 pounds.

Huge chunk of Russia meteorite pulled from lake
The meteorite was 5-foot-long and weighed more than 1,250 pounds.

19

Aug

What the world’s largest owl can tell us about the health of Russia’s forestsA thorough study of the Blakiston’s fish owl and its habitat makes the case for conserving and managing Russia’s old-growth forests.

What the world’s largest owl can tell us about the health of Russia’s forests
A thorough study of the Blakiston’s fish owl and its habitat makes the case for conserving and managing Russia’s old-growth forests.

08

Aug

Why can’t Russian belugas move to Atlanta?The U.S. has denied the Georgia Aquarium’s request to import 18 belugas from Russia, a landmark decision in the long-running debate over whales in captivity.

Why can’t Russian belugas move to Atlanta?
The U.S. has denied the Georgia Aquarium’s request to import 18 belugas from Russia, a landmark decision in the long-running debate over whales in captivity.

24

Jul

Square watermelons selling for $860 each in MoscowNouveau riche Russians are rushing to buy the cubic curios from Japan.

Square watermelons selling for $860 each in Moscow
Nouveau riche Russians are rushing to buy the cubic curios from Japan.

11

Apr

Vladimir Putin plays in snow with dogs in latest photo op
The Russian president is known for his often bizarre publicity stunts.

Vladimir Putin plays in snow with dogs in latest photo op

The Russian president is known for his often bizarre publicity stunts.

08

Apr

The new cold war: Russia is stockpiling snow for the 2014 Winter Olympics
Organizers hope to have 500,000 cubic meters of snow on reserve, just in case it’s too warm next February.

The new cold war: Russia is stockpiling snow for the 2014 Winter Olympics

Organizers hope to have 500,000 cubic meters of snow on reserve, just in case it’s too warm next February.

27

Feb


Where did the Russian meteor originate? 



The meteor’s orbit took it further away from the sun than Mars is, likely as far as the asteroid belt.            
The meteor’s orbit took it further away from the sun than Mars is, likely as far as the asteroid belt.