St Petersburg's governor, Georgy Poltavchenko, has announced that St Isaac's Cathedral — officially a museum — will be handed over to the Russian Orthodox Church.
Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski has recently found himself the butt of many geography and diplomacy-related jokes. His mistake? Apparently claiming to have a productive meeting with officials from an imaginary country is a bit of a faux pas.
The world's longest train line, which runs from the Chinese city of Yiwu to east London's Barking Rail Freight Terminal, has been dubbed the “New Silk Route”.