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Russia to Build 'Wall of Freedom'

Andy Valvur | Posted 06.08.2014 | Comedy
Andy Valvur

Deputies leapt to their feet with each new exhortation. Finally, someone was telling it like it was. But Putin wasn't done.

NCCA Kronstadt: Final Portraits

j.frede | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts
j.frede

59.97212° N / 29.789241° E February 9th 2014 32° F / 0° C Today began my final day in Kronstadt. I decided to return to the lighthouse that ha...

Sochi, Tsar Vladimir's Black Sea St. Vladimirsburg

John Brown | Posted 03.08.2014 | World
John Brown

St. Petersburg was constructed at great human and economic cost. So is the implementation of Putin's Sochi's urban/sport/entertainment fantasy, which some predict could turn into a nightmare.

Russia in the Ocean World

Peter Neill | Posted 10.07.2013 | World
Peter Neill

President Putin seems determined to restore Russia's maritime role, not just in the face of the United States, but also China, Japan, and the European Union (EU).

Barren, Forgotten, Isolated

Renee Blodgett | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
Renee Blodgett

An hour or so outside of Tallinn Estonia, along the coast of the Baltic Sea, lies an abandoned Soviet submarine base next to the village of Hara. Barren, forgotten, isolated.

Lee Speigel

Underwater Mushroom-Shaped UFO Still A Mystery

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 06.17.2012 | Weird News

The unidentified circular object that has held the world in a viral grip for a year probably isn't an alien spacecraft after all. Over the past few...

German WWII-Era Bomber Discovered

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 06.11.2012 | World

BERLIN -- German military divers are working to hoist the wreck of a Stuka dive bomber from the floor of the Baltic Sea, a rare example of the plane t...

World's Oldest Champagne Collection Sells For $156,000, After 170 Years Underwater

Posted 06.08.2012 | Food

In 2010, a crew of divers discovered the kind of booty we really get excited about: 79 perfectly preserved bottles of Champagne in a Baltic Sea shipwr...

World's Oldest Fishing Traps Found On Bottom Of Baltic Sea

AP | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

STOCKHOLM -- A group of Swedish marine archeologists say they have found what they believe could be the world's oldest stationary fishing traps on the...

Lee Speigel

Divers To Plunge To The Depths Of Baltic Sea To Examine Mystery Object

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 05.31.2012 | Weird News

A mysterious cylindrical object is sitting 300 feet at the bottom of the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland, and nobody knows what it is -- yet. ...

Baltic Sea Expedition Shows Importance of Marine Protected Areas

Kristian Parker | Posted 10.22.2011 | Green
Kristian Parker

The Baltic Sea has provided fish for millions of people since the days of the Roman Empire. Unfortunately, the sea is increasingly sick as a result of decades of pollution and overfishing.

A Bubble Curtain To Protect Whales From Wind Farms?

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 10.11.2011 | Green

Anti-wind power groups have made a lot of noise over wind turbines, but that hasn't stopped Germany from investing in more offshore wind power. Accord...

Homemade Rocket Launched Over Baltic Sea

AP | JAN M. OLSEN | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Two Danish space enthusiasts on Friday successfully launched a homemade unmanned 30-foot (9-meter) rocket over the Baltic ...

Message In A Bottle Turns Up After 24 Years

AP | By NATALIYA VASILYEVA and MELISSA EDDY | Posted 05.30.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- Nearly a quarter-century after a German boy tossed a message in a bottle off a ship in the Baltic Sea, he's received an answer. A 13-year-o...

Wake Up and See the Dead Zones!

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Hanlon

All told, there are over 400 dead zones worldwide, affecting an area of more than 245,000 square kilometers, a number that has increased exponentially since the 1960s.

Potentially-Toxic Algae Bloom The Size Of Germany Spreading Across Baltic Sea

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The 30 bottles of pre-French Revolution champagne recently recovered from the bottom of the Baltic Sea were a pretty awesome find. But the latest thin...

World's Oldest Drinkable Champagne Believed Found by Divers

AP | LOUISE NORDSTROM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

STOCKHOLM — Now that's some vintage bubbly. Divers have discovered what is thought to be the world's oldest drinkable champagne in a shipwreck ...

Shipwrecks, Possibly 800 Years Old, Found In Swedish Area Of Baltic Sea

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

STOCKHOLM — A dozen centuries-old shipwrecks – some of them unusually well-preserved – have been found in the Baltic Sea by a gas co...

Baltic, Dog Rescued From Icy Waters, Returns To Sea

AP | AGATA KLAPEC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WARSAW, Poland — Baltic, the Polish dog rescued from the frigid Baltic Sea after a long journey on an ice floe, is again braving those waters &n...

Soviet Submarine That Sank With Full Crew Found In Baltic Sea

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

STOCKHOLM — After a decade-long search, a team of Baltic Sea divers has discovered the wreckage of a Soviet submarine that sank with dozens of s...