The hurricane has already wreaked havoc in Cuba, and is set to strengthen before it makes landfall on Florida’s west coast.
Oleg Sokolov reportedly confessed to the murder of former student Anastasia Yeshenko after her body was found in his St Petersburg apartment.
Though she preferred posterity to be her judge, Catherine II acquired the moniker 'Great' during her remarkable 34-year run as empress. Under her watch, Russia became a global superpower and St. Petersburg a sophisticated cultural capital.
Animals as well as humans have suffered from greed and neglect across the former Soviet Union, animals-rights activists say. Some of the worst offenders have been organizations owned by the government, such as zoos and circuses.