Syria

Cultureteca 28.02.16

Russian Ice Swimmers Play Chess in a Near-Freezing Urals Lake In Lake Shartash near the city of Yekaterinburg – the administrative centre of the Urals region which straddles Europe and Asia – Russian ice swimmers have taken to playing chess in just their underwear, as a means of physical and mental preparation ahead of their swim meets. The idea emerged…

Daily Visual 18.12.15: UN Sets Time Frame for Syria

On Friday the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution which outlines a path towards a peaceful settlement in Syria. United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254 is billed as the first resolution focused exclusively on a political solution to the Syrian crisis. It calls for a ceasefire and talks beginning early January between the Syrian government and opposition groups. Expressing its support for…