Please refresh the page and retry. W hen Russia were left without an opponent for one of their Rugby World Cup warm-up fixtures, ahead of their return to rugby union's premier tournament next month in Japan , their head coach Lyn Jones knew who to call next. I spoke to my father and he asked if Jersey would be interested. Given their last pre-season fixture was a convincing victory over National League One contenders Old Elthamians, the prospect of playing a Test side in Moscow makes for some contrast. R ussia are coming off a chastening loss to Italy, when they conceded 13 tries, but the younger Jones believes that disaster was more of a one-off. Lyn Jones, the former Ospreys coach, has been in the role for just over a year, arriving in Russia via a stint in Namibia with Welwitschias after stepping down as Dragons director of rugby.
Perfectly preserved 32,000-year-old Ice Age wolf's head found in Russia
Perfectly preserved 32,year-old Ice Age wolf's head found in Russia - ABC News
A Russian scientific institute says an almost perfectly preserved head of a 32,year-old wolf was found in Siberia, so complete that it is still covered with fur and its brain is intact. The head was found by a local man, Pavel Efimov, close to the Tirekhtyakh River in Yakutia in the summer of , according to a press release published on the institute's website. Efimov had stumbled across the head buried in a layer of permafrost visible in the riverbank. The institute said that its scientists along with others in Japan had confirmed that the wolf had lived during the Ice Age and released photographs and video of the head, in which it appeared barely decayed with its fur still soft and matted.
Russian military intelligence head's death causes inevitable speculation
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev [note 2] born 2 March is a Russian and formerly Soviet politician. The eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union , he was General Secretary of its governing Communist Party from until He was also the country's head of state from until , serving as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from to , Chairman of the Supreme Soviet from to , and President of the Soviet Union from to Ideologically, he initially adhered to Marxism-Leninism although by the early s had moved toward social democracy.
Rumours had surfaced in recent months that Korobov had been dressed down by Putin after a series of public failures by the agency, and subsequently fallen ill. However, some in Moscow insisted there was nothing suspicious about the death and said Korobov had died after a long battle with cancer. If you look at the recent pictures of him you can see very well that he was suffering.