OPEC and non-OPEC countries to develop cooperation outside Vienna agreementBusiness & Economy May 25, 19:44
Russia squared-off with Western media blitz to smear World Cup preparationsSport May 25, 19:35
NATO seeks to continue and expand dialogue with RussiaWorld May 25, 19:01
WADA offers pole vaulter Isinbayeva post of ambassador for clean sports in Russia — sourceSport May 25, 18:57
Lavrov keeps close eye on situation with jailed Russian pilot in USRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 18:51
Belkomur rail project brings new opportunities to Russia’s Arctic regionsBusiness & Economy May 25, 18:46
Russia to build first helicopter carrier by 2022Military & Defense May 25, 17:41
OPEC extends agreement on oil production cutBusiness & Economy May 25, 17:16
Russia, China sign memorandum on cooperation in AntarcticaBusiness & Economy May 25, 17:15
ST. PETERSBURG, April 13 (Itar-Tass) — Ammunition dating back to the times of World War II have been found during earth-moving works at the site of a second runway of St Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport, now under construction.
According to the information provided by the St Petersburg branch of the federal Ministry for Emergency Situations and Civil Defense /EMERCOM/, the construction workers have unearthed five artillery shells, three mortar shells and two immobile mines.
The dangerous finds have been evacuated from the runway area by units of the Western Military District for further safe destruction.
From September 1941 through to January 1944, the area occupied by Pulkovo airport these days saw intense fighting, as Nazi troops tries to break through the Soviet defense lines towards the city, then called Leningrad.
Remainders of various ammunition depots and caches, either Soviet or German, are found there practically every year even now.