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Fast Facts About Red Square

Moscow’s Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) is known for its political symbolism, but was actually named for its loveliness: Krasnaya, or “red,” meant “beautiful” in old Russian. Find out other fun facts about this architectural icon.

Russia Creates New Polar Bear Habitat

Are you a fan of polar bears? (Who isn’t?!) Well there’s some good news from our friends over at the NatGeo News Watch blog: Russia will create a new 3.7 million-acre (1.5 million-hectare) park in the Arctic, a central area for the Barents and Kara Sea polar bear populations, WWF said today. Announcing the park,…