My name is Vladimir Kochnev, I am from Astrakhan. My city is located in the south of European Russia, where the river Volga runs into the Caspian Sea. A native of Astrakhan cannot exist without fishing, the same way as you cannot imagine Moscow without the Red square, America without the Statue of Liberty and Finland without Santa Claus. It is easier to say what kind of fish we do not have in Astrakhan, rather than listing those we have. For instance, there is no salmon. That is why as a person who loves fishing,I am going to countries where. I can find it, such as Finland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland!
Icy road conditions in many parts of Iceland today
Travellers are urged to take care when travelling in Iceland today due to autumn's first really icy road conditions.
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Travel agencies in Iceland are already receiving requests from Icelanders looking for flights to Russia for the FIFA World Cup next summer.
German Federal Bureau of Investigation passes information on former PM to Icelandic tax authorities
An article in German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung states that the German Federal Bureau of Investigation has passed information to Icelandic tax authorities on matters regarding former PM Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. This has been confirmed by tax authorities in Iceland. The information is based on investigation of the Panama Papers.
Birna's mother: "Not right to connect these terrible events to Birna's memory"
It isn't right to connect the terrible events that occurred for Birna Brjánsdóttir to her memory. She was an innocent person who did nothing wrong and had never hurt anybody. She was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and met with a dreadful fate. Birna's mother Silla Hreinsdóttir appeared on news programme Kastljós last night and said that she didn't want the case to be named the Birna case.
Lorry carrying over a hundred piglets to the slaughterhouse is overturned
24 piglets died in a car accident in South Iceland last night when a lorry carrying them to the slaughterhouse overturned. Most of the animals were injured and all suffered from shock.
Expects Icelandic national team to draw lots of attention
Chief of security of the Icelandic national men's football team is already preparing for the team's participation in the FIFA World Cup in Russia next summer.
Minister of Finance steps down as leader of Iceland's Reform Party
Benedikt Jóhannesson, leader of the Reform Party has stepped down and Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir has replaced him.
Weather warning: Flooding and rockslides in West and North Iceland
Heavy rainfall today from Strandir in North-West Iceland, Siglufjörður and east towards Skjálfandi could cause flooding and danger of rock slides warns the Iceland Met Office.
Two people per month turn to transgender programme at Iceland's National University Hospital
On average, two people turn to the transgender programme at the National University Hospital in Reykjavik per month. This number has been increasing over the past 3-4 years according to psychologist Elsa Bára Traustadóttir. A majority want to undergone hormone treatment but few undergo corrective surgery.
Icelandic President injured after fainting in his bathroom
President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson had an accident last night. On his Facebook page he writes that «as he was enjoying a hot and comfortable bath,» he fainted, fell and hurt himself.