A Russian artillery vehicle exploded during the course of a military training exercise in the Rostov region, news reports said Tuesday, resulting in the evacuation of 800 people from nearby villages.
A billboard in Moscow commemorating Victory Day has been taken down after it turned out that the military pilots featured next to the slogan “They fought for the Motherland” were in fact Nazi Germany's Luftwaffe pilots.
The Kremlin has responded to Russia's latest twerking scandal, with the presidential chief of staff saying that while there was nothing wrong with the dance, but the women who were performing it picked a poor location.
"I apologize that for super-democratic states such [high] figures are unacceptable," said President Nursultan Nazarbayev oh his election victory. "If I had interfered, I would have been undemocratic."
Ninety-five percent of Russian regions are unattractive to foreign investors, a study released last week in Moscow found.
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