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September 15, 2013
Why is This Cab Glowing?
Why is This Cab Glowing?

After a deadly tsunami hit Japan in 2011, followed by the nuclear tragedy in Fukushima, the port of Vladivostok received a number of radioactive cars. Two years later, radioactive car parts are still arriving in Russia. Outrageously, Russian customs authorities have had to detain and send back to Japan over 930 radioactive cars since 2011.

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Tags: trade, Vladivostok, Siberia, environment
Rating: Zero stars
September 16, 2010
Flying Free...

Too often the news we gather from the mainstream media about Russia is bad news, and the humor is rather acerbic and based on dark stereotypes. So it is refreshing when we receive a bit of unqualified good news, about average people doing the hard work it takes to keep a society, and our world, spinning on its axis. 

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Rating: 5.0 stars
January 6, 2009
Gas Tussle

Sometimes it can be hard to get at the facts. And given that the western media went way down the wrong road on the recent Georgian crisis, one is inclined to be skeptical of coverage on the current Russia-Ukraine gas spat. 

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Tags: ukraine, gas, energy
Rating: Zero stars
June 4, 2007
Kamchatka Disaster
Kamchatka Disaster

A massive landslide destroys the Valley of the Geysers on June 4, 2007.

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Tags: disaster, kamchatka
Rating: Zero stars
November 1, 2003
Does Russia Matter?
Does Russia Matter?

Just how important is Russia in the world?

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Tags: Environment
Rating: Zero stars
June 14, 2001
Weather Across Russia
Weather Across Russia

Check current conditions and forecasts for several Russian cities.

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Tags: weather, forecasts, russia
Rating: Zero stars
Publishing Green
Publishing Green

RIS Publications, the publisher of Russian Life magazine, was founded in 1990 on the principle that paying attention to international issues matters. While U.S.-Russian relations and the history and society of the world’s largest country are important, there is no larger international issue than the health of this planet. 

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Tags: recycling, environment
Rating: Zero stars