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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.


The most massive photographing in the history of the Chelyabinsk Oblast was attended by over 700 people. Photomarathon participants managed to capture the activities of about five hundred industrial enterprises, organizations and institutions and shoot all the life diversities in Southern Urals.


The bigger part of seismic explorations and investments in geological exploration by Rosneft oil company in 2014 is scheduled for the Russian shelf.


The Roof Museum, an observation deck on the roof of the eastern tower of Chelyabinsk Regional Museum, where residents and visitors can walk up in the warm season, is open from May 1.


Currently a large joint program for the development of the Moscow transport hub is being implemented in order to prepare and hold 2018 World Cup.


The real estate market experts noted a significant increase in the number of apartment purchases on the background of an unstable economic and political situation in the beginning of the year. Many citizens decided that investing funds in real estate purchase is much more reliable than putting them to deposits. Find here what housing one can buy near Moscow, up to 20 km from Moscow Ring Road, having a certain budget.


Re-opening of wells for drinking water replenishment to begin in the Crimean peninsula. Fresh water reserves were discovered as far back as in 1970s by Soviet geologists, who drilled the first wells in the north-east of the peninsula.


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