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The St. Petersburg Times
On This Day: A Mid-December Miscellany
Pyotr Tchaikovsky's popular ballet 'The Nutcracker' premiered at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg in 1892.
Is global warming stoking an Arctic cold war?
Militarization and geopolitical maneuvering is heating up in the Arctic as once-frozen tundras melt into the sea, unearthing a bonanza of oil fields and shipping routes.
The Daily Record
Mystery of Russian pilot's war mission in Perthshire is solved after 20 years
RUSSIAN airman Peter Kolesnikov received eight medals during World War II but after decades of research from granddaughter Anna Belorusova, his heroic story will be the focus of a new exhibition in Scotland.
The North Diamond
The red boggy earth in northwest Russia contains approximately 200 billion carats of diamonds.
USA sends Canada to conquer the Arctic
On the last day of the applications to the UN Commission on the Law of the Sea, Canada has decided to follow the example of Russia and Denmark and justify its right to a part of the Arctic shelf up to the North Pole.
A lost hemisphere
A SCENE FROM THE FILM THE GEOGRAPHER DRANK HIS GLOBE AWAY. KONSTANTIN KHABENSKY PLAYED THE MAIN ROLE / Photo from the website startfilm.ru The film The Geographer Drank his Globe Away, based on the homonymous novel by Alexei Ivanov, is among the top-grossing movies released in Russia.
Charles XII: The Swedish Alexander
Almost everyone knows the exploits of Alexander the Great , how he defeated the Persian Empire, spread Hellenistic civilization and conquered most of known world.
Russia Beyond the Headlines
Russian polar expert says Arctic too important to ignore
Viktor Boyarsky, the director of the Russian Arctic and Antarctic Museum, talks about what should be done with the Greenpeace "pirates," and why Russia needs the Arctic.