Geography of Russia

1,000-year-old Persian cup unearthed in remote region of Arctic Russia

Scientists recently made a startling discovery whilst on an expedition to monitor permafrost on the Gydan Peninsula; a 1,000-year-old bronze cup from ancient Persia (modern day Iran). The discovery was made close to the Kara Sea, the furthest north such an artifact has been found.

The cup was likely brought to the region by ancient traders seeking walrus tusks, birds, and fur.

Children of Russia: Reflecting on a Century to open Thursday

BELGRADE - An exhibition of photographs titled Children of Russia: Reflecting on a Century will open in the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade Thursday.

Visitors will have an opportunity to see portraits of people from the Russian Empire at the turn of the 19th and the 20th century as viewed through the camera.

Russian Trawler Sinks Off Kamchatka Peninsula, 54 Confirmed Dead

At least 54 people died after a Russian trawler sank off the Kamchatka Peninsula.

The Dalniy Vostok freezer trawler had 132 people on board when it sank, according to reports of the Tass news agency and the BBC News.

63 people have been rescued and 15 are still missing.

The rescue operation, which is still underway, includes over 20 ships and a helicopter.

State of Emergency Declared in Siberia Over Floods

State of emergency has been issued in the Republic of Altai and Khakassia over floods caused by torrential rains in the past four days.

Rescue teams of the Russian Emergencies Ministry and local authorities have organized evacuation of the population from flooded houses with 119 people taken to temporary shelters and 406 relocated, Itar-Tass reports.