Samara latest news
The car capital of Russia – Togliatti have a chance to become a Mecca for tourists however it will be quite specific. In the nearest future the UFO Museum will be opened in the city and at the anomalous places there will be built “tourist towns” where one could spend a night waiting for aliens.
On January 29 a law of Samara region “About Public Chamber” was shoved through. The project of the law was approved by the government of Samara region and was introduced to Samara regional Duma in order to enforce the legislative initiative. One of the main aims of the Public Chamber is to form the public opinion and to bring to the state and regional authorities’ notice.
The international competitions “Governor’s Cup” will be held on February 2, 2008. Yesterday a conference dedicated to the forthcoming competitions took place. This year the USA, Kenya, Ethiopia, Cuba, Spain, the Ukraine and others will participate in field events. The first prize – Governor’s Cup — will be given to a sportsman who will show the best results.
During last 5 days Samara region was struck by a blizzard. Monthly norm of precipitation was writ double. Declared emergency is still not countermanded in Samara and Togliatti. Economics incurs losses from snowstorms. According to the experts it counts to 3 billions roubles.
At the 70th anniversary of Vladimir Vysotsky there was held an unveiling ceremony of a 5-metre bronze sculpture composition devoted to V. Vysotsky life and work.
The airport works at present weather. More detailed information is available 24-hour by the phone in Samara (846) 229-55-16, 229-53-22 (enquiry service), 229-51-82 (administrator), on-line indicator board www.airport.samara.ru
Bad weather in the Mid-Volga region was brought by a warm cyclone. The great thermal contrast caused the stirring up of the front divisions. Thus long-drawn-out blizzards struck the whole Volga region. The international airport “Kurumoch” works under the weather conditions. 12 flights have been delayed.
The most popular French films of the recent years will be shown to the citizens of 18 regions of Russia within the limits of “A week of French Film” which opens on January 24 in Moscow and will be finished in Krasnoyarsk on July 1.
German rock-group “Scorpions” will take 2-week tour in Russia. On April 13 it will give a concert in Samara.
On January 22 in regional government there will be held the press-conference devoted to the opening of the monument to Vladimir Vysotsky.