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September 24, 2013 19:50

Greenpeace activists who attempted to storm Gazprom’s oil rig in the Arctic Ocean are facing piracy charges which could land them into jail for up to 15 years. The investigators have come out with serious statements concerning the September 18th incident around the Prirazlomnaya platform in the Barents Sea.


some fun aboard the Arctic Sunrise icebreaker.

Here’s the video with one of the activist explaining the purpose and the functionality of the ‘safety pod’, a box that Greenpeace uses for protests.

Earlier, Russia-IC reported on the previous voyage of the Arctic Sunrise to block exploration works in the Arctic Ocean by Rosneft.

Elsewhere, a heavy rainfall has put on hold Olympic preparations in Sochi and left 800 passengers in the local airport stranded. Eyewitnesses say the water levels in the local rivers have grown dramatically, with some of the newly opened roads covered with water. The officials say they are ready for evacuation but according to the recent reports, the water started to recede.

More pix available here.

Russian ‘roofers’ rise to world glory after multiple reports in the international press citing their lofty adventures. This video shows a man who climbed the so called Stalin skyscraper to enjoy beautiful scenery of the capital.

Author: Mikhail Vesely

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