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.
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".
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.
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.
Data last updated at 13:00 Novegráde Velíkei Daylight Savings Time (UTC+4) on 28 July 2021 (52 minutes ago)