A century ago the Soviet government refused to pay Tsarist-era debts as well as money owed by the Provisional Government, which ran the country for a short time after the Tsar abdicated. Many years later, post-Soviet Russia settled hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the debts, but still many people are frustrated and demand the repayment of fortunes. Will Moscow pay?
Rescues at high altitude are rarely successful and considered suicidal. Yet, miracles do happen, and a 1996 tragedy featured in the movie, Everest, showed how one climber managed to save three lives despite extremely harsh and dangerous conditions.