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Europe stops to pay it’s respects
5/1/05 – 12:00 | No Comment
Europe stops to pay it’s respects

Across Europe’s cities today a three minute silence has been honoured in memoral to the 150,000 people known to have lost their lives and those many thousands who are still missing in the tsunami which hit Indian Ocean last week

Soviet era nuclear reactor shutting down in Lithuania
1/1/05 – 12:00 | No Comment
Soviet era nuclear reactor shutting down in Lithuania

The Lithuanian authorties has shut down one of the reactors at the Ignalina station north east of Vilnius, as part of it’s EU accension conditions.
Unit 1 was turned off on the last day of …

Ahonen wins in Garmisch
1/1/05 – 12:00 | No Comment

Finland’s Janne Ahonen won the second leg of the ‘4 Hills’ tournament at Gamisch-Partenkirchen on New Year’s Day.

Russia scraps holiday marking Bolshevik revolution from calendar
31/12/04 – 12:00 | No Comment
Russia scraps holiday marking Bolshevik revolution from calendar

The public holiday which celebrated the 1917 Bolshevik coup was yesterday scrapped in Russia and replaced by new public holidays

Restored version of Soviet classic film to have premiere in Berlin
30/12/04 – 12:00 | No Comment
Restored version of Soviet classic film to have premiere in Berlin

30th December 2004 – Between 12th and 13th of February at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz in Berlin, a restored edition of the film Battleship Potemkin will be shown for the first time with a live …

Russia signs the Kyoto Climate Change Treaty
5/11/04 – 12:00 | No Comment
Russia signs the Kyoto Climate Change Treaty

The Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the UN’s Kyoto treaty on climate change on 5th November, one week after his compliant Duma voted to ratify the agreement.
The treaty had been previously held up legally …