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Russian tightrope walker stuns St. Petersburg as he crosses Neva River over open bridge (VIDEO)

To mark the birthday of Russia’s ‘northern capital’ of St. Petersburg, one daredevil crossed the Neva River balancing on a tightrope 40 meters (131 ft) above the water, as revelers on the embankment watched him with bated breath. St. Petersburg’s spectacular bridge openings are a tourist magnet on their own, wooing many Russian and foreigners alike each year. As the ...

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‘Bomb Putin bridge’ journo thinks he’s trolling Moscow with jail comments… but there’s a catch

A US political commentator, who gained notoriety in Russia this week by suggesting Ukraine should bomb the freshly-opened Crimean bridge, has felt the wrath of Russia’s most devastating weapon: the phone prank. The name Tom Rogan would have meant nothing to most Russians until this week. He is one of dozens of lesser-known Washington DC media figures, a contributor for ...

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Russia launches criminal probe of US pundit over ‘bomb Crimea bridge’ article

An article urging Ukraine to bomb Russia’s newly-built bridge to Crimea has led to the Russian equivalent of the FBI opening a criminal case against US political commentator Tom Rogan for inciting terrorism. Svetlana Petrenko, spokeswoman for Russia’s Investigative Committee, told reporters on Thursday that Rogan’s article “contains signs of public calls for terrorist activity on the territory of Russia.” ...

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27 months in 3 minutes: How Russia built Europe’s longest bridge (TIMELAPSE VIDEO)

Published time: 17 May, 2018 17:37 Edited time: 17 May, 2018 17:49 It took thousands of people and 27 months to build a 19km bridge connecting Crimea to Russia’s mainland. This is how the titanic construction project unfolded – compressed in tree minutes of stunning timelapse footage. The Crimean bridge was opened earlier this week for cars. The video clip ...

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Bomb Putin’s bridge, US commentator bizarrely advises Ukraine

Russia’s opening of a bridge to Crimea, a former part of Ukraine which officials in Kiev consider rightfully theirs, requires a swift bombing raid by Ukraine’s air force, believes a conservative US commentator. The bold suggestion to the Ukrainian government to escalate a conflict with a much more powerful nation came on Tuesday from Tom Rogan, a prolific British-educated conservative ...

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Crimean Bridge: Ukraine wants to bill Russia for future 'financial losses'

The head of Ukraine’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Vladimir Omelyan, has estimated potential financial losses stemming from the launch of the Kerch Strait Bridge between Russia and Crimea, and vowed to make Russia foot the bill. “We are roughly estimating our annual lost revenues at around 500 thousands hryvnia [$ 19 million],” the minister told a Ukrainian media NEWSONE. “They are ...

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We don't need your permission: Russia responds to US condemnation of Crimean Bridge

Russia will not ask for anyone’s permission to build infrastructure on its territory. This was the response to the US, which condemned the opening of the Kerch Strait bridge between Russia and Crimea. The US State Department accused Russia of flouting international law by building a bridge to “occupied” Crimea without the permission of the government of Ukraine. “As one ...

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Putin attends opening ceremony of Crimean Bridge (WATCH LIVE)

Tuesday marks the official opening of a 19km bridge connecting mainland Russia with the Crimean Peninsula. The ceremony is attended by President Vladimir Putin. The Tuesday opening of the Crimean Bridge comes a day before automobile traffic will be allowed. The Kremlin kept the program of the ceremony secret, only saying that the people who created the massive construction in ...

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Bridge from mainland Russia to Crimea hours away from opening

The bridge across the Kerch Strait, which will connect the Crimean Peninsula and Krasnodar Region is set to open on Tuesday. Construction of the bridge, the longest in Russia with a span of 19 kilometers, has been carried out since February 2016, and it is opening for cars more than half a year ahead of schedule. The bridge capacity is ...

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Russia considers building world's longest bridge connecting Sakhalin to mainland in Far East

The Russian government is looking at ways of connecting Sakhalin Island in the Far East to the mainland. One of the options is building a railroad bridge on a monumental scale. “Experts, consultants, and designers have considered all options, including the construction of a tunnel, but at the moment, the preference is given to a bridge both economically and from ...

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