Floods Recede as Baltic Storm Breaks Apart
Floods along the Baltic shoreline subside after nearly a week as the recent Baltic cyclone begins to weaken. Floods have caused significant damage in Ríga and Révele while hurricane-force winds pounded Tórge and Néugrade.
Karelia Launches New Language Education Program
The Karelian Ministry of Education has launched a new program aimed at promoting use and comprehension of the Karelian language. Beginning this coming year, it aims to combat the low proficiency rates in Karelian seen in most of the population and the perception of it not being suitable for many modern-day uses.
Tórge and Néugrade Airports Reopen After Storm
Tórge and Néugrade International Airports have reopened today on a limited schedule after being closed for four days due to wind and ice damage caused by the Baltic cyclone. Service to several major cities has been restored, and full service should be operational within a week as damaged terminals are repaired and runways cleared of debris.
New High-Speed Rail to Open
A new high-speed railway, the republic’s first, is scheduled to open for public use by the end of the month. This line, likely to be the first of many to come, will connect Ríga, Novegráde Velíkei, and Néugrade.
Syktyvkar Prepares for Local Elections
Syktyvkar, the capital of the Komi Republic, will hold elections in three days. The mayoral and city council races are being watched by the entire country after the former mayor was ousted and imprisoned on charges of corruption.
Data last updated at 20:00 Novegráde Velíkei Daylight Savings Time (UTC+4) on 18 August 2022 (22 minutes ago)