Turkmenistan organizes special flight to Mecca for pilgrims
Turkmenkhovayellary, the state airlines of Turkmenistan, organized a special flight of 188 pilgrims to Mecca and Medina (Saudi Arabia) on a Boeing-757, Trend reports.
Turkmenistan has been sponsoring pilgrims' visits to Mecca since 2001.
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According to the WCIOM polling center, 87% of Russians questioned are aware that Ukrainian shells are landing on Russian territory, 47% of them are well aware, 40% have heard about it. 69% believe that Russia should respond diplomatically. 68% of women, 69% of residents of small cities, 84% of A Fair Russia supporters have a similar opinion, RIA Novosti reports.
Jul 29 2014 - 08:24
The Right Sector blocked entrances to LUKOIL petroleum stations in Ivano-Frankivsk and demand 2.5-3 tons of fuel a month for the Ukrainian military. One of the stations has been blocked since July 24, RBC reports.The Right Sector wants LUKOIL to close its offices in Ukraine.
Jul 28 2014 - 13:16
A bird hit the engine of a Belavia Embraer-195 plane flying from Batumi to Minsk with 99 passengers, including 16 children, and 5 crew members, causing it to make a forced landing in Batumi today, RIA Novosti reports.The plane took off at 4.50am. The crew commander reported a malfunctioning of the hydro system after a bird flew into the engine. A Boeing 737-700 with technicians will be sent to Batumi to fix the Embraer-195. Passengers will have arrived in Minsk by this evening.
Jul 28 2014 - 13:05
Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, said that the downing of the Boeing-777 of Malaysia Airlines that crashed with 298 people on board in the eastern part of Ukraine on July 17 was a military crime, Interfax reports.Studies of the black boxes say that the plane was shot down by a missile. Data from the black boxes has not been published yet.The plane flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur carried citizens of Australia, Belgium, the UK, Germany, Malaysia, Indonesia, the U.S., South Africa, Philippines and New Zealand.
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Russia and Ukraine mark the Christianization Day, dedicated the Equal to Apostles Duke Vladimir. It has become a state memorable day in June 2010. The Christianization Day has been a state holiday in Ukraine since July 2008.