Daily Archives: January 22, 2017

Russian team creates 3D model to preserve Palmyra as fighting intensifies

The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg has joined forces with a Russian archaeological institute to build an interactive virtual model of Palmyra, a task that is becoming ever-more important as reports emerged today (20 January) that Islamic State (Isil) militants have destroyed the ancient city’s amphitheatre and a tetrapylon. When archaeologists and antiquities experts from the two institutions visited Palmyra, in Syria, in late September, they did not know that drone footage and co-ordinates they collected would capture a snapshot of the Unesco World Heritage site just over two months before it fell to Isil for the second time in less than two years.

Greece | FT: Greek Tragedy-how much can one nation take?

Financial Times Europe correspondent Henry Foy publishes a long piece entitled “A Greek Tragedy: How much can one nation take?”, focusing on the hardships the Greek people are facing due to the economic crisis, which is now in its 6th year. From FT:

Austria | Bis zu 3.000 Nato-Soldaten sollen in der Ukraine üben

Russland protestiert gegen Manöver des westlichen Bündnisses in Nachbarland

Kiew – Die Ukraine hat angesichts des Krieges mit prorussischen Separatisten erneut Nato-Soldaten zu Militärübungen zugelassen. Bis zu 3.000 Soldaten des westlichen Bündnisses können 2017 mit Militärtechnik an Manövern teilnehmen, wie das Parlament in Kiew am Donnerstag mit knapper Mehrheit entschied.