Russian Empire

How much ground has democracy lost in recent years?

In China 30 years ago an audacious public protest in the capital's central square pushed the country's autocrats to the brink, and when the Soviet Union imploded, the ruling party's most relentless critic became Russia's president and dominant political figure. Ascendant America had no serious rival. In Europe, West welcomed East.

25-Meter Fish Made From Plastic Bags in Front of the National Palace of Culture

International Black Sea Day is celebrated today.

The date is related to the 1996 signing of the Strategic Action Plan for Reconstruction and Protection from the Governments of the Six Black Sea countries - Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. 

On this occasion, NDK volunteers make 25-meter fish, made of 800 plastic bags.