23:59Main News of May 20
Is North Korea serious about its threats to attack the United States?
- US, Italian Inspectors to Overfly Russia1
- Syrian Army Opens Offensive Against Rebels - Lebanese TV1
- Sasha Grey’s Trip Across Russia Ends as Her Car Breaks Down
- Russia Ready to Develop Long-Range Air Defense System with Turkey1
- Russian Military Inspectors to Make 2 Flights Over US
- At Least 50 Injured After Car Rams Into Crowd in Virginia
Originally posted at 21:37.
If fresh media reports are true, Russia, Syria’s longtime supplier of military equipment, may soon provide Damascus – or already has – with advanced S-300 air defense systems, tipping the balance in the devastating 26-month conflict in the Middle Eastern country. But the “if” is a big one.
MOSCOW – RIA Novosti, Dmitry Vinogradov
Falcon hunting was a popular pastime for Russian nobles in the tsarist era. In modern times, falcons are employed in more serious jobs. RIA Novosti’s Dmitry Vinogradov reports on where the age-old craft of the falconer is in demand today, how a falcon can be tamed, why it normally returns to its owner, and what can make it fly away.
Russian art impresario Sergei Diaghilev, who founded the ground-breaking Ballets Russes in Paris in the early 20th century and gave then unknown artists their first break, including composer Igor Stravinsky, is being celebrated in Washington with a multimedia exhibition at the National Gallery of Art.
It’s a mere three seconds of stock footage in the critically acclaimed Cold War television series “The Americans,” a nighttime panorama showing Moscow’s renowned Christ the Savior Cathedral as a US counterintelligence official explains that a top KGB officer is about to be assassinated.