Dolphinarium in Russia’s Far East celebrates as baby Beluga whale is born in domestic facility for first time in history (VIDEO)

A Beluga whale, born last month at the Primorsky Aquarium in Vladivostok, has been shown to the public for the first time in its short life, the facility announced on Wednesday, marking a historic event for the tourist attraction. … Read More >Dolphinarium in Russia’s Far East celebrates as baby Beluga whale is born in domestic facility for first time in history (VIDEO)

Western media claimed Sochi would be post-Olympic ghost town. Now, Russian city’s mayor reveals population has doubled in a decade

When Sochi won the battle to host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, many claimed that investment in a dilapidated Soviet resort, partially on swampland, was just for show, and that the city would quickly turn into a Potemkin village. … Read More >Western media claimed Sochi would be post-Olympic ghost town. Now, Russian city’s mayor reveals population has doubled in a decade

New wildfires erupt in Turkey threatening resort town Bodrum as Erdogan suspects SABOTAGE & vows to rebuild within a year (VIDEOS)

Wildfires continue to rage in southwestern Turkey, with a new massive blaze now threatening tourist hotspot Bodrum. At least six people have been killed by fires that devastated large swaths of forest and destroyed multiple homes. … Read More >New wildfires erupt in Turkey threatening resort town Bodrum as Erdogan suspects SABOTAGE & vows to rebuild within a year (VIDEOS)

‘Coon Island’ renamed by Australian councilors despite local opposition after name deemed ‘genuinely racist’

Councilors in New South Wales have voted to change the name of an Australian island popular with tourists after it was deemed to carry racist connotations, though a survey found more than half of locals opposed the switch. … Read More >‘Coon Island’ renamed by Australian councilors despite local opposition after name deemed ‘genuinely racist’