Russian traveler sets speed record in round-the-globe solo balloon voyage
Jul23

Russian traveler sets speed record in round-the-globe solo balloon voyage

Russian traveler Fedor Konyukhov on the round-the-globe solo balloon voyage on Saturday (July 23) reached the meridian of west Australia’s Northam (116°39’58″E), from where he began the journey eleven days earlier. Thus, Fedor Konyukhov has set a speed record of a round-the-globe balloon voyage. Until now, there have been only two round-the-globe balloon flights. The first was in 1999, when Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland...

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90K counterfeit dollars seized with Russian traveler at airport
Jun17

90K counterfeit dollars seized with Russian traveler at airport

On the night of 16/17 June 2016, airport police at Rafik Hariri International Airport seized the amount of 90 thousand fake US dollars carried by a Russian traveler. The Russian national identified as R.D. (born 1958) was attempting to leave Lebanon for Russia with the counterfeit dollars stacked inside female socks wrapped around his waist. The passenger was arrested and brought before the office of fight against financial crime...

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