Contents tagged with St. Petersburg

  • St. Petersburg port halts ammonium nitrate transshipment due to Ukrainian drone threat

    Fearing attacks by Ukrainian strike drones, the Russian maritime port known as the "Big Port of St. Petersburg" has ceased transshipment of ammonium nitrate, as reported by the Russian media outlet Kommersant.

    According to Kommersant, authorities in St. Petersburg plan to relocate ammonium nitrate transshipment operations altogether to a location outside the city, likely to Ust-Luga. However, the latter is not yet ready to receive the material, as the port requires infrastructure modernisation. …

  • A powerful explosion in St. Petersburg, Russia claims a drone attack

    On Friday, March 1, an explosion was heard in Saint Petersburg, Russia, preceded by the sound of an engine in the sky, media outlet SHOT reports.

    Eyewitnesses reported seeing a bright flash in the sky. Residents near Piskarevsky Prospekt told journalists that debris, believed to be from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), had fallen close to a residential building.

    Videos of the fallen debris have also surfaced online.

    According to Russian media, 15 apartments in Piskarevsky Prospekt were …

  • Ukrainian done completes 1,250 km mission striking oil depot in Saint Petersburg

    A Ukrainian-produced drone struck a target in Saint Petersburg, Russia, overnight, according to Ukraine's Minister for Strategic Industries Oleksandr Kamysin.

    "We could produce something that costs 350 dollars per unit, and something that flew to Saint Petersburg that very night. It is made in Ukraine. Yes, tonight we hit the target, and this thing flew exactly 1,250 kilometers tonight," he said at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

    Earlier, in the city of Podolsk in Moscow Region, explosions …

  • Putin thanks Trump for CIA’s help in preventing terrorist attacks in St. Petersburg

    The Central Intelligence Agency of the United States gave the Russian special services information that helped to prevent bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin press service reported.

    It was reported that on December 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the head of the White House, Donald Trump, to thank him for the information that was sent.

    Vladimir Putin thanked Donald Trump for the information provided by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, which led to the arrest of terrorists …

  • Russian police did not allow march in support of peace with Ukraine to walk through St. Petersburg

    The police did not allow an unauthorized peace march in St. Petersburg to pass along Nevsky Prospekt. A total of about 200 people participated in the march.

    The march, scheduled for September 24, the International Day of Peace, was to start at 2 p.m.

    According to the publication Fontanka, by that time the participants of the march had gathered near the Kazan Cathedral, and 40 minutes later were to head towards the Senate Square along the main thoroughfare of the city. The police blocked part …

  • Mass evacuations in Moscow and St. Petersburg after phone calls about bomb threats

    St. Petersburg has received no less than nine phone calls about mining, reports the news website Fontanka.

    According to the publication, anonymous individuals have reported explosive devices in the following shopping centers: Galeria, Stockmann, Raduga, Miller, Atmosfera, Montpensier, June, Chkalovsky and Kosmos.Fontanka writes that evacuations are being carried out, but does not specify exactly where.

    A source in emergency services told Rossiyskaya Gazeta that visitors and staff were being …

  • Russians picket in support of political prisoners

    A series of one-man protests in support of Russian political prisoners took place in St. Petersburg with about 10-15 people lining up with posters along Nevsky Prospect, reports.

    "The signs demanded the release of political prisoners. We also tried to draw attention to the beginning of new mass political repressions in Russia. This is evidenced by the cases brought against the participants of the protests on March 26 and June 12. These events show that the ‘Bolotnaya Square Case’ is …

  • St. Petersburg authorities reject Russia's opposition application for anti-corruption rally

    St. Petersburg authorities rejected all four applications for holding an anti-corruption rally on June 12, which were filed by supporters of the founder of the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), Alexey Navalny. On Monday, June 5, Interfax reported this with reference to the head of the St. Petersburg Navalny campaign headquarters, Polina Kostyleva.

    "We filed four different applications, including for holding the rally on Marsovo Polye and the square near the Bryantsev Youth Theatre. The number …