It was not the traffic jams in Moscow, nor the police reinforcements, and not even the nightly roar of hundreds of tanks running down my street towards Red Square to rehearse for the parade - it’s the media, who made me sick. And here’s why.
At least 8 million people poured out onto the streets of Russian cities to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, and hundreds of thousands marked the date in former Soviet republics and further abroad.
As opposing views on the Chernobyl fires persist, nuclear waste expert Kevin Kamps believes the problem is now an international one, requiring multi-faceted efforts. The region is a tinderbox, as each fresh calamity rearranges the deadly poisons.
A forest fire near Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear site may cause problems for communities a long way from the area as the dispersal plumes can transport radiation further to the north, nuclear safety expert John Large told RT.
The forest fires in the Chernobyl exclusion zone may re-disperse a significant amount of original radiation contamination, depending on whether the fire continues in its trajectory toward the epicenter, evolutionary biologist Timothy Mousseau told RT.
The volume of oil pumped to Europe via the Druzhba pipeline in Belarus hasn’t changed after repair work, the Belarusian State Concern for Oil and Chemistry reports playing down fears of a halved oil supply to Europe.
An “apocalyptical” storm swept through several regions in Belarus, including the capital. But it was in the city of Soligorsk where clouds as black as ink obscured the sun light, while strong winds ushered in a sand storm.
The West’s assumption that Putin wants to build a greater Russia via the Ukraine crisis are false, he’s defending national interests, and the prospect of having NATO on the border, Jeffrey Sommers, of Wisconsin-Milwaukee University told RT’s In The Now.
The US can’t fully focus on Ukraine because it’s dealing with the ISIS crisis in the Middle East and as Abraham Lincoln once said: “One war at a time,” Martin Sieff, columnist for the Baltimore Post-Examiner told RT.
The leaders of the 'Normandy Four' – Russia, Germany, France, and Ukraine – are continuing their roller coaster talks at the Minsk Palace of Independence. Their attempt to find a solution to the Ukraine crisis has been dragging on for over 16 hours.