Russian Arctic oil spill pollutes big lake near Norilsk

There is a risk that tonnes of diesel oil could drift from the lake to the Arctic Ocean.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment pollution arctic russia

Russia's Putin declares state of emergency after Arctic Circle oil spill

Russia's President Putin declares a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of oil leak into a river.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 4, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: environment arctic russia oil siberia vladimir-putin

Coronavirus: Space crew to return to very different Earth

No strangers to isolation, the trio left for the space station months before Covid-19 emerged.

By Olga Ivshina • bbcnews
April 16, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: space astronauts russia international-space-station

Polar bear spray-painted with 'T-34' baffles Russia wildlife experts

Footage of a bear inscribed with "T-34" - the name of an iconic Soviet tank - is shared in Russia.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Dec. 3, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: russia wildlife polar-bears

Siberia: 18,000-year-old frozen 'dog' stumps scientists

Scientists say the specimen could represent an evolutionary link between wolves and modern dogs.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Nov. 28, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: evolution dogs russia siberia

Migrating Russian eagles run up huge data roaming charges

Russian scientists tracking eagles got huge SMS bills when some birds flew to Iran and Pakistan.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Oct. 25, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: nature russia wildlife-conservation iran kazakhstan

The Russian who could have been first to Moon

Alexei Leonov, who died on Friday, could have been the first human to land on the Moon.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Oct. 14, 2019 ~11 min

Tags: russia space-exploration the-moon soviet-union

Alexei Leonov: First person to walk in space dies aged 85

Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov floated above the Earth for 12 minutes in 1965.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Oct. 11, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: space russia

Novosibirsk: 'No risk' after blast and fire at Russian lethal virus lab

A major research centre says no biological agents have been released from a blast and fire at a lab.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 17, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: biology russia ebola-virus

Russia launches life-sized robot into space

The robot, named Fedor, will perform daily tasks during its 10 days on the International Space Station.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 22, 2019 ~1 min

Tags:  robotics  russia  space-exploration  international-space-station

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