OSCE plan to monitor Georgia suspended

OSCE plan to monitor Georgia suspended

Today, 11:54 PM

Negotiations over extending an international monitoring mission for Georgia terminated in a dead-end as Russia demanded that separatist South Ossetia was regarded as an independent state.

Society / Duma may rename some Russian ice cream Duma may rename some Russian ice cream

Today, 05:28 PM

The Russian Dairy Union and the Russian Ice Cream Makers Union are at odds over what the definition of ice cream is. The dairyists want ice cream with a significant content of vegetable oil to be renamed.

Politics / Ukrainian supreme court sets presidential elections date in January Ukrainian supreme court sets presidential elections date in January

Today, 05:02 PM

A top Ukrainian court has ruled that the date of presidential elections, where current President Viktor Yushchenko is to face a tough challenge, should be set back to January instead of October.

Society / Riga authorities ban gay pride parade Riga authorities ban gay pride parade

Today, 04:27 PM

Following the lead of the Moscow authorities, Riga City Council has banned a previously approved gay pride parade, set for May 16.

Society / Poachers suspected in deaths of 218 seals on Caspian seashore Poachers suspected in deaths of 218 seals on Caspian seashore

Today, 04:02 PM

Border inspectors in Kazakhstan made a grisly discovery on an isolated beach of the Caspian Sea. Over 200 dead seals had been laying there since the winter. Poachers are suspected in their deaths, but seals in the Caspian have a precarious existence even without them.

Weird news / Siberians complain about Bigfoot’s appetite Siberians complain about Bigfoot’s appetite

Today, 02:47 PM

The Shor people of Siberia gather wild leeks in the forest this time of year. This year, however, they are having trouble finding it. Something is getting there first, and leaving behind huge footprints.

Society / Gay tourists warned to be careful in Moscow during Eurovision Gay tourists warned to be careful in Moscow during Eurovision

Today, 02:23 PM

A Russian gay activist, organizer of the gay pride march scheduled for this weekend, has warned gay Eurovision fans to be careful in Moscow, a city known for its hostile attitude towards homosexuals.

Weird news / 2 UFOs crash land in Kazakhstan - report 2 UFOs crash land in Kazakhstan - report

Today, 01:47 PM

Two luminous balls have fallen from the sky into a field near a village in Kazakhstan. The Local Emergency Ministry is studying the objects, believed to be UFOs.

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