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Latvia has finished the construction of a 93-km barbed wire fence on the borders with Russia.

A university building partially collapsed in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. Students were feared trapped under the rubble.

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  • Date occured Saturday, 16 February 2019

A pedestrian bridge in Moscow collapsed on New Year's Eve injuring 13 people.

An apartment building in the city of Magnitogorsk, located 1400 km southeast of Moscow, partially collapsed causing 39 fatalities.

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  • Date occured Monday, 31 December 2018

China has completed its part of the first cross-river railway bridge connection with Russia.

The tower was the world's tallest abandoned building for a while and the biggest structure in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg

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The Russian Duma recently approved the bill (in its final form) concerning Moscow’s residential face-lift. Up to 7,900 aging apartment blocks (a full 10% of the city’s housing) is set to be torn down and replaced with high-rise apartments. Most of them are the so-called “Khrushchevka” flats (after the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev), prefabricated five-story buildings, built during the Soviet housing boom of the 1950s and 1960s. These are apartments with thin walls, low ceilings and generally poor architectural design. The project, which is considered one of the largest urban resettlement programs in history as 1.6 million people will be resettled, is estimated to cost around 300 billion rubles ($5.3 billion) over three years. However, officials project the longer-term cost of relocating and rehousing the residents over 20 years will be at least $53 billion.

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The first ever 3D-printed residential home was built on-site in just 24 hours in the town of Stupino, near Moscow in Russia last December. Having a cylindrical shape and consisting of a hallway, a bathroom, a living room and a kitchen, this 38 m2 (406 ft2) house had a total cost of $10,134, or $267 per m2. Apis Cor., the Russian company that constructed it, claims that it can last up to 175 years and that a simpler house (ex. a square one) could cost only $223 per m2 ($68 per ft2).

After meeting with Chinese officials last week, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin announced plans for a joint space exploration project. This joint venture could lead to the establishment of a Sino-Russian base on the moon. The announcement was made of April 28 in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. Rogozin told reporters: