Buddist temple in Russia Burkhan Bakshin Altan Sume ("The Golden Abode of the Buddha Shakyamuni") was opened in Elista, the capital of the Republic of Kalmykia, a federal subject of the Russian Federation.
Singer House (built in 1902 – architect Pavel Suzor) in St. It was the main office of the Singer Sewing Machine Company in Russia. Nowadays "The House of Books" (book shop) is situated here.
Russian Oil Exploration in Arctic Circle Causes Major Environmental Damage - Thawing sea ice and improved technology is opening up the race for natural resource exploration in the Arctic Circle, home to nearly a quarter of the world's untapped oil reserves. Russia leads the race and has promised to adhere to environmental guidelines. But accidents and other damage resulting from the country's oil exploration tell a different story.
Udachnaya Pipe Russia The Udachnaya Pipe is a diamond mine in Russia. The owners of the mine plan to cease its operations in 2010 – in favor of underground mining. The mine was discovered in 1955 and is over 600 meters deep