Before changing his life drastically and moving to St. Petersburg, Jerson Martínez Parry, a student from Columbia, graduated from the Educational Corporation Indoamericana (Corporación Educativa Indoamericana) and the Institute of Languages and Culture named after Leo Tolstoy (Instituto Cultural León Tolstoy).
Quin Anh Do lived the first 12 years of her life in Yaroslavl. Right away after returning to her historical homeland, the girl began to dream of going back to Russia. What is the reason?
Shareholders of Barclays demanded that the bank's top executives stop investing in non-renewable energy. The European Investment Bank stated that starting from the end of 2021 they would no longer support the majority of projects linked to the use of fossil fuels. These statements, coupled with a warm winter for the second year in a row, and thus perfectly aligned with the global warming trend, should in theory convince Europeans that authorities are aiming to develop a climate-neutral economy - and not on paper but in real life.
What comes into our minds when we think about Africa? The hottest continent? The largest living mammals on Earth? The world's largest desert? It is what we think, but it is all a bit different from the African perspective. Rukirande Indrissa Elir, a student from the Congo, remembers a lot of less nice things: cruel wars in which children participate and fighting for the control of mineral resources. Despite the mentioned above, he wants to come back home once his studies in Russia are over. Why? What is he going to do upon return?
What’s it like studying in the ‘Oil Capital of Europe’? And how can one benefit from entering one
of the oldest British universities - the University of Aberdeen?
Today, when readers from all over the world - Russian ones included - become increasingly interested in the projects revealing numerous cases of plagiarism in scientific research, new questions arise: what can be done to prevent questioning the quality of awarded degrees and what should Russian universities and research institutes do to handle the issue and facilitate introduction of new scientific developments into production?
One of the main topics of this year’s Russian-German Raw Materials Dialogue was cooperation prospects for the two countries, as they have been seeking for the ways to contribute to environmentally sustainable development and fight against the global warming.
This autumn, the Russia-Africa Summit took place in Sochi, one of the most southern Russian cities. Over the course of two days the event lasted, a number of significant agreements were achieved. A delegation from the Republic of the Congo proposed a joint project on building a 1000 kilometres long gas pipeline. Alrosa, which is a Russian leading diamond company that has been already involved in geological exploration and diamond mining in Angola, will be supposedly granted 15 exploration licenses in Zimbabwe at the end of this year.
In accordance with the calculations done by the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment of the Russian Federation, the total value of mineral resources in possession of the country amounts to approximately 93.4 trillion roubles (roughly $1.46 trillion). Undeniably, the most valuable asset is oil reserves; their proven amount can be sold for $1.16 trillion.
This year, green energy sources is one of the hottest topics. Bold statements made by activists, globally held large-scale campaigns and numerous discussions are shaping the world today, with UK not being an exception. The country is moving swiftly towards closure of coal-fire plants, and the London Stock Exchange now expects companies listed on the LSE to adhere to new principles of environmental safety and encourages them to adopt green and sustainable business models.