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Thursday, 1 January 2015

1 January 2015. RT Presents a Multimedia Presentation. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Videos of New Year Fireworks…

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Sydney offered some of this year’s most incredible fireworks display with over 100,000 pyrotechnic effects. An estimated 1.6 million people turned up to watch more than 10,000 aerial fireworks and 25,000 shooting comets over Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Over a billion people tuned in throughout the globe to watch Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, as the city takes pride in being one of the first major cities in the world to welcome each New Year.


In Hong Kong, around 300,000 people crowded the city’s streets to watch fireworks and to see artificial snow effects that lit up the skies over Victoria Harbour in an eight-minute show.


Despite terrible news of a stampede in Shanghai, hundreds of million across China tuned in to watch a stunning light show in Beijing, where a stunning light show happened at the Badaling Great Wall.


The landmark skyscraper Taipei 101 was the center of attraction in Taiwan. Celebrations included pop singers and a firework display at midnight.


In Dubai, spectacular fireworks display welcomed in the New Year from the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, as thousands gathered to watch a display that featured portraits of United Arab Emirates emirs.


In the heart of Russia, thousands of Muscovites gathered at iconic Red Square to start the New Year with a wonderful view of the fireworks over St Basil Cathedral and the Kremlin. Millions also tuned in to watch President V V Putin’s New Year address.

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“Landmark in Russian history”: President Putin’s New Year address


Germans got a dose of wisdom from Bundeskanzerlin Angela Merkel, but as in the most of the world, the cheerful celebrations turned into a drinking fest.


Even Novorossiya paused hostilities to welcome the New Year, for many, it signified a new start. Illuminating shells lit up the sky above Donetsk Airport, instead of the High Explosive shells that became all-too-familiar for the residents there.


A few hours later, hundreds of thousands of people witnessed the best London has to offer over the River Thames as the fireworks display exploded to the midnight bongs of Big Ben.


Rio de Janeiro’s main Copacabana beach is the venue for the country’s biggest New Year party, as it’s practically midsummer at the moment, which is why many partygoers come to Brazil to kick-start their 2015.


From Sydney to Rio de Janeiro, millions of people kicked off their New Year 2015 celebrations under the night skies brightly lit with firework displays. Full of joy and hopes, people wished each other the best of luck in 2015. The party continues… stay tuned…

1 January 2015




Saturday, 29 September 2012

29 September 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. Sino-Japanese Dispute over the Senkaku Islands


The territorial dispute between China and Japan escalated after Tokyo officially decided to buy three islands of the Senkaku archipelagoBeijing, which considers the islands an integral part of the People’s Republic of China, announced the deal illegal and invalid. On 26 September, speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York, Japanese Prime Minister Noda Yosihiko said that his country wouldn’t compromises in the dispute with China regarding the Senkaku Islands. In response, a Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman said, “Some countries, ignoring historical facts and international law, flagrantly violate the sovereignty and territorial integrity of other countries”, referring to the Japanese government.

The Senkaku Islands (Chinese: Diaoyu) are located in the East China Sea, about 170 kilometres (106 miles) northeast of Taiwan. According to a statement in Beijing, China first discovered the archipelago in 1371. In 1895, according to the Treaty of Shimonoseki, which ended the First Sino-Japanese War, China ceded the islands to Japan. After World War II, the USA took over the islands and it transferred them to Tokyo in 1972. Both Taiwan (Republic of China) and the PRC believe that Japan holds the island illegally. In turn, the Japanese government said that China and Taiwan began to claim the islands in the 1970’s, when it became clear that the area was rich in minerals.

27 September 2012



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