Russia Archive

Arctic Sunrise captain refused bail in Russia

Amsterdam, 14 October 2013 – The captain of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and two other activists have this morning been refused bail in Russia. American Pete Willcox appeared this morning before a court in Murmansk. He was the captain of the Arctic Sunrise when it was seized last month by armed men from

PremiumAV Expands across PAN India, Middle-East and Russia

PremiumAV, developers of world’s lightest antivirus, have strengthened their presence across India, Middle-East and Russia. With the growing partner’s network across the globe, PremiumAV plans to have its strong footprints worldwide in near future. PremiumAV has witnessed increasing sales through ecommerce portals in last 3 months and plans to strengthen the same for faster global

Greenpeace International applauds Dutch arbitration over Arctic 30

Amsterdam, 4 October 2013 – The Dutch government today announced that it would initiate arbitration proceedings against Russia under the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea to secure the release of 28 Greenpeace International activists, plus a freelance photographer and a freelance videographer, currently being detained in Russia on piracy charges. In response,

Eight more Greenpeace International activists detained in Russia following Arctic oil protest

Amsterdam, 29 September 2013 – A further eight Greenpeace International activists have been detained for two months in Russia pending an investigation into possible charges of piracy. The eight will join 22 others, including a freelance videographer and freelance photographer, detained on Thursday following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling. Greenpeace International pledged to appeal

Penetration of Life Insurance Coverage Goes Up

The penetration of life insurance sector in India has increased from 2.15% in 2001 to 3.17% in 2012 which is above Brazil, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan, China, Srilanka, Australia, Germany but below France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. As per information furnished by Insurance Regulatory and

Russia shuts Greenpeace out of Arctic Sea Route, stifles criticism of oil industry

Barents Sea, August 21, 2013 – The Russian government has denied permission for the Greenpeace icebreaker Arctic Sunrise to enter the increasingly busy Northern Sea Route (NSR), despite the ship having fulfilled all the requirements for such an entry. Greenpeace International claims the decision is an attempt to prevent it from exposing the activities of

mPowa: Riding the mobile payment wave

mPowa, the innovative mobile payment company is positioned to benefit from unprecedented industry growth following a programme of international expansion. According to industry analysts Gartner, mobile payments is poised to become a half-trillion-dollar market segment in the next 18 months. It says the value of mobile payment transactions globally will top $235 billion this year,


Bladder cancer is one of the most common forms of the disease – particularly among the over-60s – and one of the hardest to diagnose and treat. Now a new European-wide project co-ordinated by the University of Dundee, working with industrial partners, is to examine whether advanced laser techniques can be used to both detect

French unemployment hits 15 year high

World leaders must pay attention to 3-speed economy to reverse unemployment trends, say experts The rising French unemployment figure topped out at 10.8% in the first quarter of 2013, the highest it has been since 1998, according to data released from the national statistics institute Insee. The jobless rate has risen from 10.5%, in the

Celebrate this Summer with Finlandia Vodka and its flavours from The House of Brown Forman

Finlandia- World’s best Vodka New Delhi, 2013: Finlandia Vodka a product with a global reputation known for its unique Finnish heritage and its crystalline natural spring water, a legacy of the Ice Age is available in various flavors. Finlandia Vodka brings to you an array of six exotic flavours from refreshing grapefruit to juicy mangoes to sour