THE MOST EXPENSIVE diamond ever polished in Russia, named Dynasty after the Romanov-era Imperial Court, failed to sell in an auction. Alrosa PJSC said it didn’t receive a high enough offer for the 51.4-carat gem in an online auction last week.
U.S. CONSULATES in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, and Vladivostok will resume interviews for non immigrant-visa applicants next week, less than four months after those operations were suspended following Moscow’s order for deep cuts in U.S. diplomatic staff.
THE RUSSIAN NAVY expects to receive a new class of nuclear-powered fifth-generation submarines in the 2030s, according to the service’s deputy commander for armaments, Vice Admiral Victor Bursuk.“The fleet will start getting fifth-generation submarines around the 2030s,” Bursuk told the Russian press last week.
A NEW VIDEO of a “TR-3B type of UFO” captured in Russia is being called the “best evidence ever” of a UFO sighting. Posted on UFO Today’s YouTube page on Saturday, the video shows an object making its way slowly past a building at night, displaying three lights in a triangular formation.
RUSSIAN PROSECUTORS have recommended a 10-year prison term for former Economy Minister AlekseiUlyukayev for extortion, while the defendant asked the court to acquit him and called for perjury charges against the head of state oil giant Rosneft.