Putin, Rouhani stress importance of joint efforts in settlement of Syrian conflictRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 27, 14:32
Federatsiya spacecraft’s first flight may be rescheduled to 2022 - sourceScience & Space May 27, 14:29
Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at age of 89World May 27, 6:57
More than two-thirds of Russians say would like to venerate St Nicholas’s relicsSociety & Culture May 27, 6:40
Russian space budget may grow this yearScience & Space May 26, 20:48
Moscow hopes London High Court will deliver judgement on Ukraine’s debt to Russia soonBusiness & Economy May 26, 20:21
Hungarian top diplomat: EU must discuss anti-Russian sanctionsWorld May 26, 19:56
Russian, French top diplomats discuss preparations for Putin’s visit to FranceRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 19:47
Moscow comments on Tallinn’s move to expel Russian diplomatsRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 19:43
BANGKOK, October 15 (Itar-Tass) —— Severe flooding in Bangkok has affected 20 of the city’s 50 districts. The worst situation is in the east of the megapolis, where the water level has been up by 0.7 meter.
The Department of Disaster Prevention has said that the period from Sunday through Tuesday will be critical for the capital. The tide in the Gulf of Thailand will complicate the efforts to pump out water, and as a result of torrential rains the Chao Phaya river may overflow. At the same time the authorities have said that everything possible is being done to prevent a catastrophe.
Hundreds of military ships and boats, as well as private yachts, have lined up at the mouth of the Chao Phraya to push water from the river towards the sea with their screws. Army units urgently strengthen the dams and banks along the river. Pumping stations work round the clock.
The death toll from the floods in Thailand – the strongest in a century - has reached 287. The disaster that hit the country in late July has affected about 3 million people. Currently, over two-thirds of the country is flooded. Farmland and rice fields are under water. Hundreds of businesses are closed and many roads in the kingdom have turned into rivers.