Monument to Sergei Dovlatov to be unveiled in St. Petersburg
Sep06

Monument to Sergei Dovlatov to be unveiled in St. Petersburg

Monument to writer and journalist Sergei Dovlatov who would have turned 75 on September 3 will be unveiled in St. Petersburg on Sunday as part of the Day D festival, Sergei Boyarsky, an adviser to the city’s governor and head of the St. Petersburg TV channel, has announced. “The monument’s installation has been agreed, but not all procedures have been formalized legally. For the time being, we will install the writer’s figure....

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Russian MiG-29SMT Pilots to Conduct Drills Near St. Petersburg
Aug22

Russian MiG-29SMT Pilots to Conduct Drills Near St. Petersburg

According to the press service of the Western Military District, the pilots of the MiG-29SMT fighters from a military unit in Russia’s western Kursk Region are expected to conduct drills from an airfield near St. Petersburg. The pilots of the MiG-29SMT fighters from a military unit in Russia’s western Kursk Region are expected to conduct drills from an airfield near St. Petersburg, the press service of the Western Military...

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Russian woman injured in Aleppo transported to St. Petersburg
Aug19

Russian woman injured in Aleppo transported to St. Petersburg

Russia’s military have transported to St. Petersburg a Russian citizen, Irina Barakat, who lost an arm and a leg as she covered her children during shelling in Aleppo, the Defense Ministry said today. “For the transportation, the military used a specialized medical module, installed inside an Il-76,” the ministry said. “The module makes it possible to continue rehabilitation actions during the entire...

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Marshal Mannerheim’s memorial plaque desecrated in St Petersburg in fresh vandal attack
Aug02

Marshal Mannerheim’s memorial plaque desecrated in St Petersburg in fresh vandal attack

Vandals have desecrated a memorial plaque to Carl Gustaf Mannerheim, a Finnish statesman and military leader, in the center of St. Petersburg on Monday just two days after it had been cleaned from paint from the previous vandal attack. According to TASS reports, someone poured red paint over the plaque again on Monday. Police, including an expert, are collecting the paint samples at the scene. On June 16 this year, the plaque was...

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Appeal against acquittal of prominent Russian art expert Basner postponed to August 11
Jul29

Appeal against acquittal of prominent Russian art expert Basner postponed to August 11

The St. Petersburg City Court has postponed the review of an appeal against acquittal of a prominent Russian art expert Yelena Basner in a fraud case to August 11, RAPSI learned in the courtroom on Thursday (July 28). Appeal was filed by St. Petersburg prosecutors and the plaintiff in the case, art collector Andrei Vasilyev. The review of the appeal was postponed because Vasilyev’s lawyer Semyonov could not participate in the...

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