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National Media Group has sold the building of Izvestia on Tverskaya Street. The experts estimate the transaction amount at $ 35-40 million. The buyer is not disclosed.


One-time state winter census of rare cats has ended on February 2 on the territory of The Land of the Leopard. During three days the employees of the National Park have passed through 67 routes in search of traces of tigers and leopards, leaving about 700 kilometers of the way behind.


The Kremlin chiming clock which restoration began in December will be replaced with a light projection on the New Years Eve.


Two illegal clearances were found in Mataysky natural reserve in the southern part of the Khabarovsk Territory during the raids of the regional Ministry of Internal Affairs organized in conjunction with the Forest Department of the Government of the Territory and WWF Russia. The illegal warehouse with spruces and fir-trees ready for loading was found between the villages Dolmi and Yuzhny.


Generation of an electronic genealogic tree of the total population of the republic of Yakutia will start in 2015.


A new unusual pedestrian zone with an underground entry may appear near the Borovitskaya metro station. The authors of the idea, the architects Arseniy Khechinashvili and Andrei Stenyushkin, offer to dig a portion of Neglinka 300 meters long out from the ground.


New street signs that appeared on buildings in the centre of Moscow caused bewilderment of the city residents. Strange transliteration (writing names in Latin characters) stroke the eye. A lot of photos with the central streets of Moscow and funny translations of the city signs were added to the albums in social networks.


The Horse Fair in the village of Novotyryshkino in Smolensk District has celebrated its 200th anniversary. The traditions of one of the oldest fairs of the Altai Krai were revived five years ago on Siberian Farmstead. Just like at the beginning of XIX century, these days this place gathers not only horsemen and breeders, but also artisans ready to offer customers everything from souvenirs with exquisite paintings on stone to forging and handmade harnesses.


A few pedestrian bridges across the Moscow River in the city centre might appear in Moscow. It is proposed to connect Krasnokholmskaya and Kosmodamianskaya embankments near the House of Music by a pedestrian bridge. It would be logical to establish pedestrian connection also with the business centre Moskva-City Chernashkina noted.


The first stage of the All-Russian Initiative on the choice of symbol plants to be set in Sevastopol is completed; the residents of Moscow, according to preliminary estimates, voted for English oak as a symbol of the capital.


It was offered to install cafes-toilets in Moscow. The project of street water closets combined with vending machines and even cafeterias was presented at the forum Urban Development - the Development for 2014.


Symbols of Vyatka have been chosen by public voting.


It is planned to build a Bukva-Grad (a letter-town) in the Esplanade. Ice objects will represent a library, as the concept of the ice town on the esplanade this year will be literature.


An unusual pavilion will appear in Vologda on Predtechenskaya Street in front of the Theatre of Drama - a wooden stop with gambrel roof, own lighting, hooks for bags and a shelf for book crossing.


The legendary cruiser Aurora sent for repair to the Kronstadt Naval Plant of the Defense Ministry of the RF in September will return to the place of its eternal anchorage at the Petrogradskaya Embankment of St. Petersburg in 2016.


Two roads and two pedestrian bridges across the Moscow River will be built in the area of Khoroshevo-Mnevniki.


The Department for Competition Policy of Moscow selected the companies that should focus on improving the capacity of the streets in five administrative districts. The total amount of contracts makes up more than 870 million roubles: the money will be spent on arrangement of parking draw-ins, reconstruction of sidewalks, creating booster strips. All works must be finished before the end of 2014.


It is planned to host a few "test" tour groups from China within the Red Route project in the next two months in Ulyanovsk Oblast. Tourists will visit The Homeland of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin museum complex, attend the ceremony of dedication into the Leninists, and also relax on the picturesque bank of the Volga.


Kinoshock Open Film Festival of CIS and Baltic countries will move from the outskirts of Anapa to the centre of the city and will be open all year round.


Moscow metro Police will identify drunken passengers via CCTV cameras, for which the special software is being currently developed. The intelligent video surveillance system will allow cameras to react to people with shaky gait and altered facial expressions.


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