From his well-known passion for judo and karate to mountain skiing, hiking, and even car racing, the Russian leader is in perfect shape and excels at many sports.
A 30-year-old Russian lone sailor who attempted to sail solo from Sweden to Spain in a sailboat he bought in Stockholm has been rescued after a major search operation discovered a message that was sculpted in moss.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian reminded followers on Twitter that the population of the G7 countries is only part of the global community. He published a picture showing that the population of the countries that are part of the BRICS coalition (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) is approximately 3.2 billion people. At the same time, the number of people living in the G7 countries is much inferior at only 777 million.
If no more gas comes from Russia, companies will be forced to shut down in whole or part, warns the managing director of the German Association of Municipal Enterprises.
The NATO summit opens today in Madrid, where Western countries will declare Russia their worst enemy. In a shocking but for many a humorous incident, the uninvited Russian side unceremoniously gate-crashed the NATO summit being held in Madrid.
MICHAEL WALSH REPORTS: Imagine because you spend a lot of money in Spain you open a Euro bank account in Barcelona. No problem as this is routine in any country. But out of the blue, the bank is told to close your account and confiscate your money.
It could take years for the UK to replace weapons that it has funnelled to Ukraine amid the ongoing conflict with Russia, the chief of the defence staff, Admiral Tony Radakin, has admitted. He made the remarks on Wednesday as he spoke before a parliamentary committee.
As many as 500 Ukrainian troops from a single brigade were killed in the city of Nikolaev, the Russian defence ministry reveals. Russian strikes on a shipbuilding plant in the Ukrainian port of Nikolaev killed as many as 500 troops on Tuesday, the Russian defence ministry claimed during a daily press briefing on Wednesday.
Former Russian President Medvedev has asked whether Ukraine will still exist as a state in two years’ time. The background to Medvedev’s statement was the new Lend-Lease deliveries from the USA, which Ukraine wants to receive. The point is that the United States is supplying Ukraine with weapons that Ukraine will eventually pay for later.
Russia is currently making a mockery of sanctions after earning what is likely record revenues from oil and gas sales. China has overtaken Germany as Russia’s largest consumer of energy since the start of the war in Ukraine, helping fill Russia’s coffers during a critical period, an independent research group at the Finnish Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air said on Monday.