Ten vessels with about 600 people total onboard are trapped in ice near Sakhalin Island in Russia’s Far East. A rescue operation has been launched on Friday, after crews decided that they cannot handle the situation on their own.
2010 had its fair share of intense tragedy, as well as a few spy scandals. But it has definitely not been all bad, with the world's biggest nuclear powers making a New START and Russia netting the 2018 World Cup – a crowning moment.
While authorities at the Domodedovo airport claim it is returning to normal, the facility is already facing serious administrative checks. The airport might also have to deal with a major lawsuit in the near future.
The governor of St. Petersburg, Valentina Matvienko, has thought of a new way to keep the streets of the city clean in winter – she has suggested that students, immigrants and the homeless should help shovel snow from sidewalks and roads.