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Wednesday | Marine News

Sovcomflot & Sakhalin Energy to Provide 3 Icebreakers for Sakhalin-2

SCF Group and Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. have signed a contract for the construction and long-term operation of three multifunctional icebreaking standby vessels to serve the Sakhalin-2 offshore energy platforms.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Free Dictionary

Sweden Defeated at the Battle of Poltava

It is widely believed to have been the beginning of Sweden's decline as a Great Power; as Russia took their place as the leading nation of north-eastern Europe.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

St.Petersburg Times

Ukraine's move Friday toward attempting to sell nearly 50 percent in...

If the South Stream pipeline project is completed, then by 2015 Ukrainian pipelines will no longer be needed for Russian gas exports.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

The St. Petersburg Times

Russians make up the third-largest group of foreigners who buy real...

Russians make up the third-largest group of foreigners who buy real estate in Italy, after Germans and Brits, and Russia's souring relations with the West seem to have had no bearing on the rising number of Russian tourists, the Italian ambassador to Russia said in an interview published Thursday.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Sys-Con Media

St. Petersburg 4-Star Hotel's Bicycle Rental Ideal for Discovering the City

Cycling has become increasingly popular in St. Petersburg and the Courtyard St. Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel has joined the movement by adding a convenient bicycle rack and rental service.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

St.Petersburg Times

Rain, Rain, Go Away: June Weather Unseasonably Cool

Over the past two weeks in St. Petersburg, the weather has been more October-like than June-like, according to local meteorologists, reported Fontanka.ru earlier this week.

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The St. Petersburg Times

Butt Out, Russian Officials

The article was on a proposal debated in the Russian parliament this month. Lawmaker Ivan Nikitchuk had introduced a bill to ban the sale of cigarettes to women under 40. Violators would be fined 3,000 to 5,000 rubles .

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The St. Petersburg Times

A law banning profanity in film, theater and other forms of art took...

Nikolai Grech's memoirs, published in St. Petersburg in 1886, feature censored text replaced by ellipses.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

Oscar Winner Nikita Mikhalkov Appeals to Free Ukrainian Filmmaker Held by Russians on Terrorist Charges - Hollywood Reporter

Oscar-wining Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov has added his voice to an international appeal to free a Ukrainian filmmaker arrested by Russian security forces on terrorism charges.

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Tue Jun 24, 2014

The St. Petersburg Times

The Bronze Horseman, the famous statue of Peter the Great...

The Bronze Horseman, the famous statue of Peter the Great immortalized by Pushkin and which stands sentinel on the southern shore of the Neva, is one of the most recognized symbols of the city.

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Mon Jun 16, 2014

City Paper's Baltics Worldwide

Staff of city archives from Narva made several study visits

Staff of city archives from Narva , Kingissepp and Slantsy made study visits to each other during which they also visited the Estonian State Archives and Archives Department of the Leningrad oblast.

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Fri Jun 13, 2014

International Journal of Health Geogr...

Natural-focal diseases: mapping experience in Russia

Natural-focal diseases constitute a serious hazard for human health. Agents and vectors of such diseases belong to natural landscapes.

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