For those of us outraged by the callous act of murder carried out by an American dentist who tortured, tracked, killed, skinned and decapitated Cecil the Lion, a deplorable act of environmental terrorism, we have some bad news from the UNO: there are many Walter Palmers lining up to pay to hunt our wildlife to extinction.
How to classify a man (?) who aims to murder a lion with a bow and arrow, fails, tracks the terrified animal for several hours, shoots it, skins it, then cuts its head off as a trophy, relegating at the same time the animal's cubs to a certain death by the Alpha male that takes his place in the pride? Should he be allowed to practice medicine?
What is the main problem of the Russian authorities? How should Russia resist to the ongoing pressure from the West? What future can Russia expect? Pravda.Ru editor-in-chief Inna Novikova asked these and other questions to deputy of the State Duma, coordinator of the National Liberation Movement, Yevgeny Fyodorov
From time immemorial, people have been mesmerized by mysteries of space. Many planets, stars and constellations are named after prominent human beings or living beings and things that people can find on Earth. Yet, there are not many space-related names on planet Earth. A significant contribution to "cosmic" toponymy was made in the Soviet era
The United Nations Third International Conference on Financing for Development, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has seen a major breakthrough, a revolution in overhauling global financial practices and in generating investment for sustainable development projects in the socio-economic and environmental areas: The Addis Ababa Action Agenda.
An article in the July 10 edition of Science Magazine on the global mean sea level has concluded that there is one major factor which is predicted to outstrip all other reasons for the rise, namely the melting of both Polar ice caps in Greenland and Antarctica. The research also points out that in the past warmer polar temperatures were experienced
The anniversary of Flight MH17 disaster is drawing near. Almost a year later, a lot, if not all remains unclear about the reasons that caused the Boeing aircraft to crash above Donetsk. Taking into consideration recent moves on the threshold of the anniversary, one shall assume that Western leaders intend to blame Putin for the terrible tragedy
During the 17th century, homosexual contacts were strictly forbidden on the territory of modern Ukraine. They were punishable by death. Four centuries ago, a homosexual male or female would be considered servants of the devil. Cossacks would either trample such people to death by horses or simply impale them
A teacher from Chelyabinsk, Alexander Fokin, teaches a special course of advanced curriculum in history. At a recent class, the topic of which was Stalin's repressions, the teacher asked his students to write a denunciation. "Only one of 16 students refused to do so, and one of the denunciations was on me," the teacher tweeted
On July 8th, the leaders of the People's Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk made an appeal to the UN Security Council with a request to establish an international tribunal to investigate the actions of the Ukrainian military in the Donbass.
A sad date in the history of Russia - the shooting of the royal family - is drawing near. Despite the investigation, neither the Russian Orthodox Church, nor members of the royal family recognized that the remains that were buried in the Peter and Paul Cathedral in 1998 were the remains of the family of Nicholas II
Sport and politics have been inseparable always. However, the influence of politics on sports has increased greatly during the recent times. Pravda.Ru spoke about it in an interview with Olympic champion in speed skating, first deputy head of the Duma Committee for International Affairs, Svetlana Zhurova
Dengue Fever has broken out in Yemen, a country already severely affected by civil strife and the ensuing interruptions in supply routes, safe passage to hospitals, healthcare centers and doctors' surgeries. Thousands of people are affected by the mosquito-borne virus in a country whose healthcare system is on the verge of collapse.