Topic: Russia

A World Treasure is at Risk in Crimea

April 14, 2014
A World Treasure is at Risk in Crimea

Amid the tensions in Crimea, it is easy to forget that less than a year ago the news from the region was cause for international celebration. Last June, UNESCO conferred the status of a World Heritage Site on the ancient city of Chersonesos and its chora, or territory on the Crimean peninsula.

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Shipwrecks of the Black Sea

Oct. 27, 2008

Find out why ancient shipwrecks remain preserved and intact in the basement of the Black Sea unlike any other place in the world. Travel deep into the sea's dead zone using remote operated vehicles.

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Moncrief Oil International Pledges Gift That Could Total $500 Million for University

Sept. 30, 2008

Moncrief Oil International, owned and operated by the Richard W. Moncrief family, has pledged a gift to The University of Texas at Austin from the potential proceeds from litigation over the Yuzhno Russkoye gas field in Russia. Depending on the outcome of the litigation, the gift could total as much as $500 million.

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