Emergency workers have found 12 bodies and are searching for more than 110 people after a Russian cruise ship sank in the Volga River, according to Emergency Ministry officials.
As many as 129 people may have died when a 56-year-old Russian tourist boat sank in the Volga River yesterday, sparking a probe into safety violations on the unlicensed cruise.
OAO Rosneft may buy oil fields in the Volga River region from OAO Tatneft, Vedomosti reported, citing Tatneft first deputy chief Azat Yagafarov.
The confirmed death toll in a July 10 shipwreck on Russia’s Volga River rose to 119 after divers recovered five more bodies today, Rossiya 24 said.
Russia began pulling back some troops from Ukraine’s eastern border as diplomatic moves continued to ease the crisis over its annexation of Crimea.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin were shown fishing together on the Volga river as uncertainty persists about which of them will run for the Kremlin next year.
Russia, the world’s third-biggest grower of wheat, banned grain exports from Aug. 15 to Dec. 31 as the country’s worst drought in half a century cuts yields.
NATO foreign ministers meet today to discuss their next steps after Russian President Vladimir Putin began withdrawing forces stationed on Ukraine’s border.
The cruise ship “Bulgaria” carrying at least 173 passengers sank on Russia’s Volga River killing a woman leaving at least 88 missing, according to Russia’s Emergency Ministry website.