Russia: Palmyra sculptures damaged by Daesh being reconstructed

Russia: Palmyra sculptures damaged by Daesh being reconstructed
Tourists walk in the historical city of Palmyra, April 14, 2007. (Reuters)
Updated 09 July 2018

Russia: Palmyra sculptures damaged by Daesh being reconstructed

Russia: Palmyra sculptures damaged by Daesh being reconstructed
  • A group of eight experts has started work on the statues and sculptures rescued from Daesh
  • Palmyra is home to one of the Middle East’s most spectacular archaeological sites

MOSCOW: The Russian Defense Ministry says that scientists in Damascus have begun reconstructing ancient sculptures from the city of Palmyra that were damaged by the Daesh group during Syria’s civil war.
The ministry said in a statement on Monday — citing reports by the state news agency RIA-Novosti — that a group of eight experts has started work on the statues and sculptures rescued from Palmyra.
The ancient city is home to one of the Middle East’s most spectacular archaeological sites. Many of them were badly damaged by Daesh in 2015. Palmyra is a world heritage site protected by the United Nation’s cultural agency.
RIA-Novosti cited Syrian officials as saying that they are getting help from Russia’s Pushkin museum in Moscow.


Russia’s RDIF signs vaccine production deal with Turkey

Russia’s RDIF signs vaccine production deal with Turkey
Updated 8 min 16 sec ago

Russia’s RDIF signs vaccine production deal with Turkey

Russia’s RDIF signs vaccine production deal with Turkey
  • RDIF said it had begun transferring the production technology to Turkey

MOSCOW: Russian sovereign wealth fund RDIF said on Saturday it had signed an agreement with Turkey on production of its Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, the Interfax news agency reported.
RDIF added that it had begun transferring the production technology to Turkey.
RDIF has also signed deals to produce Sputnik V with manufacturers in South Korea, China, India, Brazil, Belarus and Kazakhstan.