Veche Approves New Factory Pollution Restrictions
The Veche has approved a new bill calling for stricter factory pollution control. Many older factories continue to operate in the north and east of the country at levels the World Health Organization considers "unacceptable".
2010 Military Spending Increase
In wake of recent events and aging equipment, the Veche has increased military spending for 2010. This funding will, among other things, expand the Northern and Baltic fleets and replace aging air force planes with the most modern equipment available.
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.
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 03:00 Novegráde Velíkei Standard Time (UTC+3) on 24 February 2019 (10 minutes ago)