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News in Brief April 5, 2014

Tourist had bag snatched by scooter riders

A Russian tourist had her handbag snatched by two men riding a scooter in Ayia Napa on Friday, police said.

According to the report, the woman was riding a scooter down a main street in Ayia Napa when she was approached by the scooter. The tourist told the police that the men, wearing biker helmets, snatched the handbag that was hanging from her shoulder.

According to the report, the bag contained two ivory necklaces, a pair of ivory earrings, a…

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Tourist had bag snatched by scooter riders
Comment March 6, 2014

Opinion: Stalin’s grandchildren

By Max Gevers

THE crisis in Ukraine, Russian armed intervention in the Crimea and instability in the eastern part of Ukraine, has highlighted how poisonous corruption, so wide-spread across the former Soviet Union, combined with politics and a popular uprising to create a crisis between Ukraine and Russia.

What can be done to solve the crisis?

First, the level of corruption in Ukraine was gargantuan, dwarfing that in many other countries. The state was a vehicle for plundering the nation…

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Opinion: Stalin’s grandchildren
Football Sport March 6, 2014

Ukrainian and Russian footballers prove politics and sport don’t mix

By Nathan Morley

NATIONAL rivalries were cast aside yesterday as the Ukrainian national football team inadvertently ended up billeted at the same hotel as Russian domestic teams staying in Ayia Napa.

The last-minute arrival of the Ukrainians for a friendly game against the United States, came after the match was moved from Kharkiv to Larnaca due to the volatile situation in Ukraine.

Speaking to the Cyprus Mail, Ukrainian team spokesman Alexander Glyvynskyy said it was ironic, but a pleasant surprise…

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Ukrainian and Russian footballers prove politics and sport don’t mix
News in Brief November 13, 2013

Dherynia gets bilingual tourist map

A BILINGUAL tourist map in English and Russian, that marks all interesting locations around Dherynia, is available for free as of Thursday at the Dherynia town hall and other businesses in the area.

Making a tourist map was deemed a necessity by the municipality, to better inform tourists about the various historical and other attractions around the town.

According to the municipality, at least 8,000 Russian-speaking tourists visited the area this year.

Tourist locations marked on the map include the…

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Dherynia gets bilingual tourist map
Local News October 14, 2013

Police investigate Paphos speedboat death (updated)

By Bejay Browne

THE death of a Russian tourist after being hit by a speedboat in the sea off CoralBay in Peyia on Sunday has shocked local officials and residents who say this is the first such accident in the area in the past 30 years.

Head of the Peyia beaches committee Nikos Konnikos spoke to the Cyprus Mail, describing the death as tragic.

“This is so sad and I believe that the police are still investigating this accident, so…

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Police investigate Paphos speedboat death (updated)
News in Brief October 4, 2013

Tourist drowns in Paphos

A 53-year-old Russian tourist drowned on Friday while swimming in the sea between Kissonerga and Chloraka, in the Paphos district.

Police said the incident happened at around 9am, 50 metres from the coast.

The man was swept by the waves as strong winds blew in the area.

A marine police inflatable boat dispatched to assist the man capsized, slightly injuring an officer.

The tourist was pulled out of the sea and rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead on…

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Tourist drowns in Paphos
News in Brief September 25, 2013

Swimmer dies in Ayia Napa

A 67-year-old Russian tourist died in Ayia Napa on Tuesday around noon while swimming in the sea with his son, police said.

According to reports he had been swimming in a rocky area of the sea with his 43-year-old son when he lost consciousness.

The 67-year-old was pulled from the sea and taken by ambulance to Famagusta general hospital where doctors confirmed his death.

There were no bruises on the man’s body and foul play was ruled out, police said.

His cause…

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Swimmer dies in Ayia Napa
Local News June 30, 2013

Local veteran to receive Russian bravery medal

By Nathan Morley

NEARLY 70 years have passed since former marine John Hale was part of one of the greatest and most decisive naval encounters of World War Two, but the memory of that dark Arctic night is as raw as ever.
This week Hale, 88, who lives in Paphos, has good cause to remember his wartime past.
He was part of an Arctic convoy serving on HMS Jamaica which braved perilous conditions to help deliver life-saving supplies…

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Local veteran to receive Russian bravery medal

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