Syrian diplomat stresses Khan Shaykhun incident staged by militantsWorld August 16, 15:46
EU, Russia and Turkey among Ukraine’s biggest trade export partnersBusiness & Economy August 16, 15:42
Russia-US cooperation in space must be pragmatic and without sanctions — senior officialScience & Space August 16, 15:20
George Martin admits he is afraid of Game of Thrones spoilersSociety & Culture August 16, 15:09
George R. R. Martin says he has no political ambitionsSociety & Culture August 16, 14:53
Russia, Bolivia to boost energy cooperationBusiness & Economy August 16, 14:43
Syrian army finds UK and US chemical agents at depots captured from terroristsMilitary & Defense August 16, 14:30
George Martin reveals HBO plans for Game of Thrones universe after show is overSociety & Culture August 16, 13:53
More than one-third of Russians claim they do not drink alcohol — pollSociety & Culture August 16, 13:33
MOSCOW, September 27 (Itar-Tass) — The Russian Ministry for Emergecy Situations has sent a plane to the United States to airlift a Russian parachute jumper Irina Skvortsova, who fell into a coma after she failed to open a parachute in time during a parachute jump show in Perris Valley in California.
The Russian plane made a stop-over in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky for re-fueling on Thursday and continued the fight to California. The plane is equipped with a medical module. There are five doctors from the Russian Central Rescue Service (Centrospas) on board the plane who will give medical assistance to Irina Skvortsova during a long flight from the United States. The plane is expected to land in Los Angeles at 5.00 pm Moscow time.
On Sunday a large group of parachute jumpers dressed in aerodynamic suits made an attempt to break the previous record in group skydiving, forming a geometrical figure in the air made up of 100 bodies. During an aerobatic trick Irina Skvortsova collided with another jumper, got entangled in parachute shroud lines and failed to open a reserve parachute on time.
The Russian parachute jumper who fell into coma is in dangerous condition.