Twenty-five years on, the dangers of Chernobyl have in no way been confined to the past. On the eve of the tragic anniversary, Ukraine is desperately seeking money to complete a new containment shelter over the remains of the destroyed reactor.
Many Russian children suffering from rare forms of hereditary illnesses die because their treatment is too expensive for their families. But it seems there is now hope of free treatment for such seriously ill kids.
Mutual trade ties, reform of the international currency system and fluctuations in commodity prices have topped the talks of the BRICS group as the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa gathered in the Chinese resort of Sanya.