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Terrorists attack on tourists in the Caucasus

On Saturday, February 19, 2011 on Elbrus Mountain (Kabardino-Balkaria) have been closed ski slopes. Tourist groups’ access on the mountain was banned. This was done to ensure the safety of tourists and skiers. Later on Sunday, February 20, ski slopes and cable cars in the Elbrus area resumed work.

Terrorists have intensified in the Kabardino-Balkaria.

The first competition in "Krasnaya Polyana"

Yesterday ended the first competition at the Olympic ski slopes in Sochi. Alpine Skiing Cup of Russia competitions stage was held at the ski resort "Rosa Hutor" in Krasnaya Polyana. It was the first official event in the course of testing Olympic trails futures. The competition was attended by about 60 skiers. At this ski resort in 2014 will be host the Olympic Games.

Russia finally moves to daylight saving time

moscow time February 8, 2011, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia refuses practice the transition to daylight saving time from autumn of 2011.
President made statement at a meeting with young scientists and president prizewinners for science and innovation 2010. Explaining his decision President Medvedev said: It will be good for the country. I have been repeatedly asked about this by people.

Militsiya change its name to Police in Russia

Police on horse in Moscow From March 1, 2011 militsiya in Russia change its name. At the initiative of President Dmitry Medvedev State Duma of Russian Federation approved the Police law. Under the new law, militsiya (милиция) changed its name to police (полиция).

In St. Petersburg, collapsed roof of a supermarket

okey supermarket January 25, 2011 at the hypermarket “O'kay” about 20.30 by Moscow time has fallen roof of area 600 square meters. Hypermarket is located in an Ozerki area (address: St. Petersburg, Vyborgskoe highway, 3 / 1). During the accident was died а woman. Another 13 people were injured.

The first victim of "Allegro" train

The high speed train “Allegro” began operating December 12, 2010. Trip from Helsinki to St. Petersburg takes a little more than 3 hours now. This is a very good train. But not everyone understands danger of such high speed. Not all security measures have been taken.

Dakar Rally 2011 had ended

The transcontinental marathon Dakar Rally 2011 had ended. Start Rally was given on January 1 in Buenos Aires. Rally finish was held on January 16 in the same place.
At the start of the race were 407 vehicles: 170 motorbikes, 30 quads, 140 cars and 67 trucks.

The winners of the Dakar Rally 2011

  • Cars: Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT), Timo Gottschalk (GER), Volkswagen.
  • Motorcycles: Marc Coma (ESP), KTM.

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