Production of Russian flu vaccines in Nicaragua may start on October 22Society & Culture October 22, 7:44
Mascot of 2018 World Cup should be remembered like Olympic Mishka, Mutko saysSport October 22, 6:31
Nineteen people killed, 3 injured in helicopter crash landing in Russia's YamalSociety & Culture October 22, 5:00
Donetsk’s suburb comes under shelling by Ukrainian troopsWorld October 22, 4:16
Russia to host 2018 FIFA World Cup at highest level — MutkoSport October 22, 2:12
Wolf chosen as mascot of 2018 FIFA World Cup in RussiaSport October 22, 2:00
Warming in Russian-British relations not in sight over short term, says expertRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 1:38
Ceasefire agreements signed with 15 more Syrian settlements — Russian Defense MinistryWorld October 22, 0:39
Russian State Duma speaker confirms readiness to meet PACE presidentRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 0:15
ST. PETERSBURG, December 26. /ITAR-TASS/. Italian citizen Christian d'Alessandro on Thursday became the last "Arctic 30" Greenpeace protest activist to have a criminal case against him closed.
Earlier this week, Russia formally dropped criminal charges against the other 29 crew members of the Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise ship under a Kremlin-backed amnesty.
Christian d'Alessandro had not received necessary paperwork, which Greenpeace blamed on the absence of a translator. The Italian was invited to attend the formality on Thursday.
The organization expects that in the next two days, 26 of the activists will be granted transit visas and other documents necessary to leave Russia for a return to their home countries.
The 28 activists and two freelance journalists were arrested by Russian authorities in September after attempting to scale Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya oil rig in the Barents Sea.
They were seized by Russian security guards and their vessel was towed to the port of Murmansk. The protesters — nationals of 18 countries, including four Russians — were initially taken into custody on charges of piracy, later downgraded to hooliganism.