Tag: Russia

Two Weeks Since Russia-Owned A321 Crashes in Egypt

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two weeks ago, on October 31, the biggest tragedy in the history of Russian civil aviation occurred when a Russian-owned Airbus A321 with 224 people on board crashed while en route from Egypt’s resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg. All aboard were killed. According to the FlightRadar24 company, the A321 plane’s rapid fall […]

Turkish Airlines Is Russia’s Top Foreign Carrier as Lufthansa Recedes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Turkish Airlines has become the biggest foreign carrier serving Russia as competitors including former market leader Deutsche Lufthansa AG drop flights amid a slump in demand. The Turkish operator has increased Russian flights by more than 16 percent in 2015 as international rivals cut services as much as 43 percent, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analysis […]

Russia to Complete Construction of Military Bases on Kuril Islands in 2016

Reading Time: < 1 minute The four Kuril Islands — Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai — have been administered by Russia since the end of World War II, but Japan still lays claim to them. “Russia’s Spetsstroy companies are carrying out massive work on construction of two military bases on the Kunashir and Iturup islands” the ministry said in a […]

Russian Embassy and Emergencies Ministry to Help Tourists in Egyptian Airports

Reading Time: < 1 minute Several working groups, including of the Russian embassy in Cairo, the Emergencies Ministry and the Russian Federal Tourism Agency (Rostourism) were sent to the airports of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada to help Russian tourists return to their homeland, a statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry said Sunday. “Joint working groups of the Russian embassy in […]