The recent United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice held in Doha, Qatar, focused on the gravity of crimes against wildlife and forests, a crime which renders billions for those who are driving countless species to extinction. The conclusion of the session was more needs to be done.
Fernando Pinho is a Portuguese theater producer who has a project: Project Amelia, namely to spend sixty nights in sixty different airports in different countries to raise funds for charity. Fernando Pinho's aim is to buy an aircraft for use in solidarity missions. Project Amelia is a charity organization, one of many that have grown in Portugal.
Sport serves multiple purposes: it is a wonderful proxy for a controlled conflict, an "us and them" situation where people or groups can measure forces symbolically, it serves for exercise, it serves for the fun of playing and... can be a useful tool for development, bringing people together. In fact, it has the hallmarks of a geopolitical colossus...
Argentine referee German Delfino has the world of soccer in uproar for doing the right thing, namely reversing the decision to mark a penalty kick and send off a player for handball after an auxiliary saw the incident on video and informed him of his wrong decision. Delfino's courage has landed him in trouble, however.
Pravda.Ru had an interview with a member of the Board of JSC United Rocket and Space Corporation, Igor Burenkov. In the interview we spoke with Mr. Burenkov about Russia's breakthrough in space technology, the impact of sanctions on the space industry and the difficult period, when Russia lost several of its spacecraft
The question of death penalty appears to be one of the most debatable questions in the human society. For hundreds of years, disputes on the subjects have been driving a wedge between common people, lawyers, writers, thinkers and so on and so forth. Yet, criminals continue committing crimes, whether death penalty exists or not
It is an open secret that too much fast food causes obesity. Yet, large amounts of sugar, salt and other additives used for fast food, combined with the principle of "cheap and fast," makes them so attractive that we can not abandon them. Russia is on the 16th place on the number of overweight people. Every second Russian weighs above normal
The war in the east of Ukraine has led to a large-scale humanitarian disaster. Women give birth to babies in bomb shelters and basements. A loaf of bread is a luxury for many. Plain bread is like cake. There is no bread, no sugar, no tea, no butter, no milk - nothing. Money can not buy these products there
International Women's Day is over, but there are millions of women in the world, who do not enjoy life to the fullest. Many women are considered inferior members of the human race, who are deprived of basic and constitutionally enshrined rights. In some countries of the world, a rape victim can be forced to wed her rapist
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has canceled all celebrations related to the Day of the Defender of the Fatherland, which Russia and post-Soviet countries celebrate on February 23rd. Poroshenko banned the holiday not only legally, but also factually. Ukrainian families will thus not be allowed to celebrate the holiday
Pravda.Ru conducted an exclusive interview with famous chess player, International Grandmaster and social activist Anatoly Karpov, Russian chess grandmaster and former World Champion. The topic of our conversation was not the game of chess, but the situation in the society and in the world
US President Barack Obama is not going to pay a visit to Moscow to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Great Victory over Nazi Germany. Earlier, US officials would give evasive comments on the subject, making it clear that a trip to Russia was not in Obama's plans. Russia sent a personal invitation to German Chancellor Angela Merkel too
Is there anything ordinary civilians can do to avoid war? The Obama regime wants war with Russia and has embarked on a course of provocation and intimidation. It is amazing that Russia has been able to defuse the US/NATO attempt start a war over the shooting down of MH17 by the Ukrainians themselves