Tag: Leningrad

‘Chemical Chernobyl’ Near Petersburg Almost a Certainty After 90 Percent of Krasny Bor Staff Fired

August 14, 2015

Staunton, August 7 – Russian officials have laid off “about 90 percent” of the staff at a chemical waste dump containing about two million tons of toxic chemicals only six kilometers from St. Petersburg, thus making the “chemical Chernobyl” various outlets have warned about almost a certainty, according to Bellona.ru. Indeed, the environmental watchdog organization […]

New Laws on Archives and Names Show Ukraine ‘Increasingly Diverging’ from Russia, Scholar Says

April 11, 2015

Staunton, April 10 – “The mental gap between Ukraine and Russia is growing, and the trajectories of the two country are ever more strongly diverging,” according to Maksim Artemyev in an assessment of new Ukrainian laws opening Soviet-era secret police archives, de-Sovietizing the country’s toponymy, and revising key judgments about the past. In a comment […]

Prosecutor Launches Probe of TV Rain

January 31, 2014

The prosecutor’s office of St. Petersburg has launched a probe of TV Rain over a poll dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the lifting of the Leningrad Blockade, the prosecutor’s website reported. The probe was initiated in response to complaints from survivors of the Blockade, outraged at TV Rain’s question: “Should Leningrad have surrendered, in […]