Russia, Iraq sign major contract for supply of armored vehiclesMilitary & Defense August 24, 11:52
Egypt intends to buy 50 Tigr armored vehicles from RussiaMilitary & Defense August 24, 11:30
Washington's new Afghanistan strategy aims for military solution — Russian diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 24, 11:27
Russia urges Qatar, Arab states to abandon ‘confrontational rhetoric’Russian Politics & Diplomacy August 24, 11:23
Real income of population in Russia won’t grow fast in near future — analystBusiness & Economy August 24, 8:19
Strategic bombers of Russian Air Force make flights over Pacific Ocean, Sea of JapanMilitary & Defense August 24, 6:59
Moscow-city skyscraper to host organ music night concert, claiming a world recordSociety & Culture August 24, 4:07
UN envoy slams anti-Russian sanctions imposed over North KoreaRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 23, 21:29
Criminal case over Ukraine's map without Crimea and Donbass opened in KievWorld August 23, 21:17
Only few hours are left until the official opening of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The organizers pledge to make the XXX jubilee Olympic Games special. It’s the third time the British capital hosts the competition – the first was back in 1908 and then Olympic flame was carried throughout its streets 40 years later.
More than 10,000 athletes from 205 countries will compete for the Olympic champion’s title. The 2012 Summer Olympic program features 26 sports.
Russian official delegation will be headed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Tennis star Maria Sharapova, who’ve recently won the fourth of her Grand Slam singles titles, will be the Russian flag-bearer.
The country's team is represented by 436 sportsmen. The Russia.Park was set up to follow the achievements of the athletes during the Games. On the eve of the Olympics' opening top Russian officials have also launched Sochi.Park in London's Kensington Gardens, expressing hope that the culture center, which features a cinema and ice rink, will deliver the magic of the Caucasus – the venue of the Sochi 2014 winter games – to the current Olympic capital.
Spectacular show worth $42 million will be staged at the opening ceremony.