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Arctic Convoy veteran finally recognised for his heroism during World War II - 25 years after he died
He braved horrific conditions and constant danger in service of his country - in what was later dubbed the "most dangerous journey in the world" by Winston Churchill.
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Christian Science Monitor
Fireball lights up Russian sky
During the weekend, the northern Murmansk region of Russia witnessed a fireball that very briefly lit up the sky.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Canberra City News
The Lyrids meteor shower should put on a show overnight
IF you're willing to rise early tomorrow morning then there's the chance to see a meteor shower, known as the Lyrids, which may been responsible for a bright light seen recently over Russia.
D j Vu: Bright Fireball Explodes Over Russia
A super-bright meteor exploded over the northern Russian city of Murmansk early Saturday morning , a little more than a year after another airburst lit up the skies above Chelyabinsk, about 1,300 miles to the southeast.
Glowing meteor soars across Russian sky
When you're the largest country in the world -- at more than 6.5 million square miles -- the probability of meteors exploding atop your horizon increases.
Meteor lights up night sky in northern Russia
Russians with smartphones and dashboard cameras captured footage of a meteor that flashed across the night sky near the Arctic Circle over the weekend.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
Car Dashcams Capture Possible Meteorite Above Russia
Several car dashcams captured video showing a bright blue and red flashing object streaming through the sky above the city of Murmansk shortly after 2 a.m. Russian time on Saturday.
Awesome Video Shows Blinding Meteorite Shooting Through a Russian City at Night
In this short video, recorded on a car's dash camera, a bright object can be seen streaking across the Russian city of Murmansk before breaking into pieces and disappearing.
The Free Dictionary
Korean Air Flight 902 Shot Down by Soviet Fighters
On April 20, 1978, Soviet air defense shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 902 near Murmansk , Soviet Union , after the civilian aircraft violated Soviet airspace and allegedly failed to respond to Soviet interceptors.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Northern Territory News
Russia gets another space visitor
First there was the Tunguska event of 1908, in which an asteroid or comet slammed into the Earth's atmosphere.
Echoes of Chelyabinsk: Another Fireball Explodes Over Russia
Why does Russia seem to get so many bright meteors? Well at 6.6 million square miles it's by far the largest country in the world plus, with dashboard-mounted cameras being so commonplace statistically it just makes sense that Russians would end up seeing more meteors, and then be able to share the experience with the rest of the world! This is ... (more)
Dash cams record possible meteor over Russia
International media is reporting a suspected meteor over Russia that was recorded by dash cameras overnight in the city of Murmansk.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Norilsk Nickel FY'13 profit hit by write-downs, lower sales prices
's year-over-year 64.3% drop in net profit for the full year 2013, the base and precious metals producer reported April 7. Net profit for 2013 came to US$765 million from US$2.14 billion in the previous year, Norilsk said.
Mon Mar 24, 2014
The Price Of Uncertainty
In the aftermath of the brazen dismemberment of Ukraine by Russia, many pundits have evoked the image of the annexation of the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia by Germany in 1938.