This week in Russia – An Accident?

This week in Russia - An Accident

An accident?
A CLOUD of radioactive pollution spread over Europe after a possible “accident” at a nuclear facility in Russia or Kazakhstan, French nuclear safety officials confirmed on Friday. There has been no impact on human health or the environment in Europe, a French official stressed, but he added that detection of such a cloud was “absolutely not normal”.

Give my boys back
A RUSSIAN mother is campaigning to get back two adopted children who were taken from her after she chose to have her breasts removed. Adoption officials took the boys away at the end of August and she suspects they acted because they believed she planned to start living as a man. She has filed a legal appeal and says she is not preparing for a sex change.

Just in case
RUSSIAN troops near the Black Sea coast have carried out drills for a scenario in which Russia was attacked by a chemical or nuclear weapon, the country’s Ministry of Defence announced in a statement on Monday. Soldiers were deployed in hazmat suits and gas masks.

Soldiering on
THE RUSSIAN NORTHERN FLEET’S large anti-submarine destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov has passed through the English Channel and is continuing along its long route in the Atlantic amid adverse weather conditions, the Fleet’s press service said on Monday.

RIP Rozov
RUSSIAN base jumper Valery Rozov was known in the realm of extreme sports as “the limitless man,” who could leap from the world’s greatest heights. But last weekend Rozov, 52, died while leaping from the 6811.9752-metre-high mountain Ama Dablam in the Himalayas of eastern Nepal.

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