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Thursday, July 15 2010

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07:44 - U.S. Central Time Zone - Dr. Bruce Holl -

Tuesday, July 13 2010

Tuesday News Items


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IN ENGLISH
Bloomberg: "Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin agreed to extend a discount on fuel supplies to farmers, who are suffering the worst drought in at least a decade."

CBS News: "The FBI has arrested a 12th suspect linked to the alleged Cold War-style spy-ring, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday."

ITAR-TASS: "Four servicemen were wounded in Ingushetia when a convoy was fired at, ITAR-TASS learnt at the law enforcement bodies of the republic on Tuesday".

Reuters India: "Russia said on Tuesday it planned to sign a road map to outline future energy cooperation with Iran."

RFE/Radio Free Europe: "The local Duma in the eastern Russian city of Angarsk has overwhelmingly passed a resolution to shelve mayoral elections in favor of hiring a city manager, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports."

RIA Novosti: "A Russian oceanographer denied media reports on Tuesday that Mir deep submersibles had plunged deep into the Gulf of Mexico to determine the circumstances of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico."

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????-????-????: "??????????? ?????? ??????????????? 12-???? ??????????????, ?????????????????????????? ? ???????? ?? '???????????????????? ?????????????', ??????????? ????????? ???? ??????????????????????????, ??????????????? Wall Street Journal ???? ?????????????? ??? ??????????????????? ?????????????????????? ????????????????????????".

?????????.ru: "?? ?????????????????? ??????????? ?????????? ???????????????????? ???? ????????????. ???? ???????? ?????????????? ??????????????????????? ??????????-???????????? ?????? ???????????????????? ????????????? ???????????".

?????????.ru: "??????????? ????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????? ???????????? ?????????????????? ????????? ? ??????????????? '????????????????', ?????? ???????????????????????????? ?????????????????? ? ?????? ????????????????????? ????????????? ??????????????????????".

NEWSru.com: "??????????? ???????????? ? ??????????? ?? ????????? ??? ???????????? ?????????? ?????? ???????????????????? ?????????? ? ?????????????? ??? 15% ????????????, ?????? ??????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????????, ???? ?????? ????? ???????????? ????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????? ? ??????? ????????????????? ??????????????????????, ?????????? ????? '?????????????' ???? ?????????????? ??? ??????????? ??????????????? '??????????-???????????????????????'".
06:55 - U.S. Central Time Zone - Dr. Bruce Holl -

Monday, July 12 2010

Monday News Items


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News items posted to Russian Notes by Dr. Bruce Holl

IN ENGLISH
BBC: "Two men who organised a controversial art exhibition in Moscow in 2007 have been found guilty by a Russian court of inciting hatred. Andrei Yerofeyev and Yuri Samodurov had set up the Forbidden Art exhibition at the Sakharov Museum in Moscow."

Bloomberg: "Russia???s gross domestic product may increase 3 percent this quarter from the same period last year as government spending bolsters industial output, Renaissance Capital said."

Interfax: "A motorized infantry battalion formed on June 13-14 to cope with interethnic clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan was disbanded in Osh on Saturday. The battalion consisted of 300 Afghan War veterans who lived in the Osh and Batken region as reserves for mobilization by the interim government." Meanwhile, Russia Today reports that "The mass ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan in June left at least 893 people dead, a government official has said. The real number may be much higher, since some of the victims were buried without registration."

ITAR-TASS: "Russia???s government has bought out from the country???s diamond monopoly Alrosa $1 billion worth of diamonds to support the company and the diamond market amid the global economic crisis, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin told the 34th World Diamond Congress that opened on Monday."

Reuters India: "Russia plans to radically renovate its crumbling Black Sea Fleet with 15 new vessels after a landmark deal with Ukraine to extend the lease on the fleet's main base, a Russian military think tank said in a report."

RFE/Radio Liberty: "Daghestan's Interior Ministry says one policeman was killed and two people were injured in a drive-by shooting in the republic's capital Makhachkala on July 12."

RIA Novosti: "The abnormal hot and dry weather in Russia will not cause a grain deficit and bread price growth in the central regions of the country as the harvest will ensure all domestic and export needs, Russia's Grain Union president said on Monday."

Voice of America: "Moscow has one of the most extensive metro systems in the world, and arguably one of the best. But, a new stop dubbed, 'The Station of Suicides,' has many critics up in arms. The station is dedicated to 19th century Russian Novelist, Fyodor Dostoevsky."

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?????????.ru: "C?????? ?????????? ????????????? ??? ??????????????????????? ???????????????????????? ???????????????? ?????????????? ?? ??????????????????? ??????????, ??????????????????????????????? ?????????????? ??????????????????? ?????????????? ?? ???????????????? ?????????????????? ??????????????? ??????? ?? ??????????????????? ???????????????".

?????????????????????: "??????????????? ?????????????? ???????????????????????????????? ??????? ??????????????, ?????? ??.??. ?????????????????? ??????????? ????????? ?????????? ???? ??????????????????? 28 ???????? ???????? ????????????????? ????????????????? ??????????????? ??????????????????????????????????".

?????????.ru: "????????????? ???????????????????? ????????????????????????? ?????? 12 ???????? ?????????? ???????????????????????? ??????????? ???????????? ???????????????? ????????????????????????????????????? ?? ?????????????? ??????? ??????????? ?????????? ????????????????? 60 ?????????? ???????????? ?? ??????????????????????? ????? ???????? ??? ???????????? '???????????. ??????????', ???????????????????????????? ? 2009 ????????. ???? ???????? ??????????????? ???????????????? '?????????????????'".

NEWSru.com: "??????????? ????????? ?????????????? ?????????????? ?????????????????, ? ????????? ???????????????? ???????????????????????? ???? ???????????????????????? ??????????????? '????????? ?????????' ???????????????? ? ?????????????? '???????????????????? ????????????' ??? ???????????????????? ????????????? ??????????????????? '?????????' ? ????????????????????? ??????????? ????????????????????????? ?????????????. ????????????????? ????????????? ?????????????????????? ??????????? ????????, ?????? ?????????? ???????? ??????????????????????????, ??????????????????????? ??? ???????????????????? ???????????????????, ???????????????? ?????? ??????????? ???????????? '????????????? ???????????', ?????????? '"???????????????????'".

???????? ????????????: "?? ??????????? ???????????????? ????????? ???????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????? ??????????????????? ?????? ?????????????? '??????????? ???????????'. ???? ?????????? ?????????????????????????, ?????? ?????????? ????????????? '???? ??????????????' ?????????????? ???????????????????? ?????????".



07:35 - U.S. Central Time Zone - Dr. Bruce Holl -

Sunday, July 11 2010

Sunday News Items


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News items posted to Russian Notes by Dr. Bruce Holl

IN ENGLISH
BBC: "Russian-owned submersibles would be able to cap the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, the captain of one of the vessels has said."

ITAR-TASS: "Unidentified persons blew up a freight train on a railroad in Dagestan, derailing 16 cars. Thirteen of the cars overturned." RFERadio Liberty, meanwhile, reports that "A judge has been shot dead and two police officers injured in two separate incidents in Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan."

Reuters India: "Two participants in Friday's Vienna spy swap contacted relatives and said they were well, while no details on the activities of the remaining 12 emerged, according to Moscow press reports on Saturday."

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????-????-????: "???? ?????????? ???????? ????????????????, ???????????? ?????????? ??????????????? - ???????????? ??? ?????????????????? ???????????????????? ??????????? ?????????? ?????? ?? ?????????????, ???? ?????? ??????????????? ????????????????? ???????????????? ?? ???????????????? ????????? ??????? ?????????? ??????????????, ???????????????? ??? ????, ?????? ?????????????? ???????? ???? ?????????????. ??????????????? ?????????? ???? ???????? ? ??????????????? ????????????? ???????????? ????-????-????".

?????????.ru: "?? ??????????????????? ???????????????? ????????????? ???????? ?????????? ?????????????????? ?? ?????????????????????????? ????????????????? ?? ?????????????????????? ?????????????????? ???????????? ?? ????????????????????????? ???????????????????, ??????????????? Life News".

?????????.ru: "?? ???????? ??? ?????????????????????, 11 ????????, ? ????????????????-?????????????? ?????????????????????? ???????? ???????????????? ?? ?????????????????? ?????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????. ????? ??????????????? ???????????????? ????? ?????????????, ?????????????? ?????????????????? ????????????????? ? ???????????????????? ?????????? ????????? ?? ???????????? ?????????? ???????? ??? ???????????????????? ????????????????????????, ?????????????????? ?? ???????????????????? ???????????? ????????????????????".
08:16 - U.S. Central Time Zone - Dr. Bruce Holl -

Sunday News Items


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News items posted to Russian Notes by Dr. Bruce Holl

IN ENGLISH
ITAR-TASS: "Unidentified persons blew up a freight train on a railroad in Dagestan, derailing 16 cars. Thirteen of the cars overturned."

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????-????-????: "???? ?????????? ???????? ????????????????, ???????????? ?????????? ??????????????? - ???????????? ??? ?????????????????? ???????????????????? ??????????? ?????????? ?????? ?? ?????????????, ???? ?????? ??????????????? ????????????????? ???????????????? ?? ???????????????? ????????? ??????? ?????????? ??????????????, ???????????????? ??? ????, ?????? ?????????????? ???????? ???? ?????????????. ??????????????? ?????????? ???? ???????? ? ??????????????? ????????????? ???????????? ????-????-????".
08:15 - U.S. Central Time Zone - Dr. Bruce Holl -

Saturday, July 10 2010

Saturday News Items


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News items posted to Russian Notes by Dr. Bruce Holl

IN ENGLISH
BBC: "The US considered the possibility of a spy swap with Moscow more than two weeks before it arrested 10 Russian agents, US officials said."

ITAR-TASS: "Six cars were damaged by a tornado, a highly untypical natural phenomenon in the northern areas, in a St. Petersburg suburb in north-western Russia, a spokesman for the city emergencies administration told Itar-Tass on Saturday."

Reuters India: "Russian flagship airline Aeroflot expects to acquire 22 Boeing Dreamliners and 22 Airbus A350s by 2016 as it expands its fleet, CEO Vitaly Savelyev told Prime Minister Vladimir Putin."

RFE/Radio Liberty: "Members of the Russian opposition parties Yabloko, Solidarity, and the United Civic Front (OGF) have staged a protest in St. Petersburg over the jailing of a demonstrator, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports."

Russia Today: "Valaam Island on the Ladoga Lake in Russia???s Karelia is a sacred place like no other, terra firma rising out of the waters of the borderless lake, a home to 150 Orthodox monks of the Valaam monastery."

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????-????-????: "???????????????????????????? ??? ??????????? ? ?????????? ???????????????????? ??????????? ?????????? ????????????? ?? ????????????????????? ???????????? ?????????? ?????????????? ????????????????? ? ???????????????, ??????????????????? ? ??????????????? ?? ????-????-???? ??????? ??????????????? ??????????????".

?????????.ru: "????????????????????? ????????????????????, ???????????????? ??????????? 25% ??? ???????????????????? ??????????, ??????????????, ????????????????????? ?????????????? ??????? ????????, ????????? ????????????????????".

NEWSru.com: "???????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????? ?????????????? ??????????????? 10 ?????????????????? ?? ??????????????????? ????????? ??? ???????????????????????? ??????????????, ???????????????? ? ?????????????? '???????????????????' ?????????????????? ? ????????????????????????????????? ????????????."

???????? ????????????: "10 ???????? ? ?????????????????? ??????????????????? ??????????? ??????????????????? ?????????. ????????????? ??????????? ?????????????????????? ?????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????? ??????????????????? ?? ???????????????????????? ?????????? ??? ???????????? ??? ?????????????????? ????????? '??????????????????????????'. ???????????? ???????? ???? ??????????????, ? ????????????????????????".

?????? ???????????: "?? ??????????? ?????????????????? ?????????????????????????? ????????? ??????????? ????????????? ?????????????. ????????????????????? ??????????????????????? ?????????????????????? ???????? ???????????? ????????????? ?? ???? ??????????????, ???????????????? ????????? ?? ?????????????????, ? ????????? ??????????? ????????????????? ?? ??????????????????????? ???????????".
07:52 - U.S. Central Time Zone - Dr. Bruce Holl -

Friday, July 09 2010

Friday News Items


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News items posted to Russian Notes by Dr. Bruce Holl

IN ENGLISH
BBC: "The US and Russia have taken part in the biggest spy swap since the Cold War, in an exchange at Vienna airport."

RFE/Radio Liberty: "Construction workers in the northwestern Russian city of Pskov have unearthed a World War II-era mass grave, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports."

RIA Novosti: "The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe voiced concerns on Friday about 'barely disguised threats' made by Chechnya's president against the staff of Russia's Memorial human rights group."

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????-????-????: "??????????? ??? ???????????????? ???????? ????????????? ???????????????????? ????????????? ?? ?????????????? ???????????????????, ?????????????? ????????? ?????????????????? ? ??????????????? ? ??????????? ??????????? ??? ???????????????????? ??????".

?????????.ru: "??????????????-?????????????? ??????????????? ?????????? ????? ????????????????????? ??????????????????? ????????????? ???????????? ????????????? ????????????? ??????????????????????? ?????????? ?????????? ?? ??????????????????? ?????????????????????. ???? ???????? 9 ???????? ?????????? ????????? '??????????????????' ???? ?????????????? ??? ??????????-????????????????? ???????? ?????????????????????? ?????????????? ????????????".

?????? ???????????: "68% ?????????????? ????????????????????? ?? ?????????????????????????? ??????????????????????? ? ??????????? ???????????????????????? ?????????????????".
07:27 - U.S. Central Time Zone - Dr. Bruce Holl -

Thursday, July 08 2010

Thursday News Items


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News items posted to Russian Notes by Dr. Bruce Holl

IN ENGLISH
BBC: "Speculation is growing that the US and Russia are preparing a Cold War-style prisoner swap. The US lawyer defending one of 10 suspected Russian spies has said the case could be resolved when they face formal charges later on Thursday."

Interfax: "The Russian Foreign Ministry has asked the State Duma International Affairs Committee to recommend ratification of the new START, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said at the Thursday meeting of the parliamentary committee."

ITAR-TASS: "Russia???s Minister of Education and Science Andrei Fursenko told President Dmitry Medvedev that from 2012 all school pupils would have electronic diaries."

Reuters India: "The curators of an art exhibit that mixed religious icons with sexual and pop-culture images face up to three years in prison in a case that is testing the tolerance of Russia's government and its dominant church."

RFE/Radio Liberty: "A top Moldovan official has said after meetings in Moscow that he does not expect Russia to take strong measures against Moldova in response to its marking a 'Day of Soviet Occupation,' RFE/RL's Moldovan Service reports."

RIA Novosti: "Game specialists on Thursday killed an aggressive wild bear near the Esso village on the Kamchatka Peninsula, a regional environmental spokesman said."

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????-????-????: "????????????????????? ???????????????????? ???? ???????????????? ????? ???????????????? ??????????????????????? ?????????? ???????????????, ?????????????????????? ? 2004 ???????? ??? 15 ?????? ?????????????? ????????????? ???? ????????????????? ? ??????????????? ? ??????????? ??????, ??????????? ?? 10 ?????????????? ?????????????????????? ??? ??????????? ?????????? ?????? ? ????????????? ???????????? ?? ?????????? - ? ?????????? ??? ?????????????????? '???????????????????? ?????????????' ? ??????".

?????????.ru: "?? ??????????? ?????????? ????? ???????????? ?????????????? ????????? ? ??????????? ?????????????? ??????????? ???????????????? ???????????????? ???????????. 27% ?????????????, ?????? ??????? ?????????????? ??????????? ???????????????? ?????????????, ? ?????? 28% ??? ?????? ???????????????????????? ?????? ???????? ????? ???????????? ?? ??????????????. ?????????????????? ???????????????, ?????? ?????????? ???????????????? ??????????????? ???????? ?????? ???????????????????? ?????????????? ??????????????? ?? ??????????????????".

?????????.ru: "??????????????????? ?????????????????????? ?????????? '???????????????' ??????????????????? ??????????? ?? ?????????????? ??????????? ?????????????????? ? ?????????????????? ???????????????????. ???? ???????? ? ??????????????? ???????????????? ????????????????? ????????? ??????????????????????? ???????????????????????? ?????????????? ???????? ?????????".

??????????.ru: "??????????????? ?? 2012 ??????? ???????????? ????????????????? ???????????????? ???????????? ?????????? ???? ???????????????????????? ???????????????. ????????? ??????????????? ??? ??????????????? ?????????? ???? ????????????? ????????????????????????????? ?????????????? ????? ??????????????????? ?????????????? ???????????????? ?????????????? ?????????????????? ?? ????????? ???????????? ????????????????, ??????????????? ???????????-??????????".

?????? ???????????: "???????????????????? ?? ?????????????-????????????????? ??????????????? ?????????????????? ??????????? ???????????????????? ??????????? ?????????????? ???? ??????????????????? ??????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????? ???????????????????".
06:34 - U.S. Central Time Zone - Dr. Bruce Holl -

Wednesday, July 07 2010

Wednesday News Items


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News items posted to Russian Notes by Dr. Bruce Holl

IN ENGLISH
ITAR-TASS: "At a meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Chukotka Governor Roman Kopin offered to consider increasing funding of the federal program for the resettlement from Extreme North regions."

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?????????.ru: "?? ??????????? ??????????????? ?????? ??????????? 55 ?????????? ???????????? ?? ?????????????? ??????????????? ??????????????? ????????????????????? ?????????? ?? ??????????, ????????????? ????????? ?????????????? ????????? ?????????????? ? ?????????????? ???????????????? ? ???????????, ??????????????? ? ?????????? ??????????-????????????????? ??????? ?????????????????? ?????????????? ???????????????????????????? ????????????????????? ??????????????? ????????????? ?? ???????????????? ??????????????????? (?????????)".
06:22 - U.S. Central Time Zone - Dr. Bruce Holl -

Tuesday, July 06 2010

Tuesday News Items


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News items posted to Russian Notes by Dr. Bruce Holl

IN ENGLISH
Bloomberg: "Russia???s economy expanded an annual 2.4 percent last month, the fastest pace since November 2008, VTB Capital said."

RBC: "Russia may act as a guarantor in the settlement of the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced on Monday while visiting the Great Patriotic War museum in Moscow, the government's press office reported." RIA Novosti adds that "Russian Premier Vladimir Putin was accused of 'cynicism' over recent comments on the August 2008 conflict between Russia and Georgia by a Georgian first deputy foreign minister on Tuesday." Reuters India notes that "U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton voiced concern over Russian plans to build up military bases in Georgian rebel regions and called on Moscow to end its 'occupation' of Georgian territory two years after a war."

RFE/Radio Liberty: "One Russian soldier was killed and two wounded in Chechnya overnight when unidentified attackers opened fire on their unit as they conducted a search and seizure operation."

RIA Novosti: "The international community has forged a legitimate system of relations in the Arctic, so there is little chance that the oil-rich region may become a source of conflict and rivalry in the future, a Russian diplomat said."

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????-????-????: "??????????????????? ??????????????? ????????????????? ?????????????????? ??? ???????????????????????, ??????????????????????? ???????????????????? ??????, ???????????????????????????? ?? ??????????? ??? ??????????????????????????????? ???????????? ?? ??????????????????????? ???????????????, ? ????????? ?? ??????????????????????? ???? ???????????????????????".

??????????????????: "?????????????? ??????????????? ?????????? ??? ???????????????? ?????????????????????? ?????????????? ????????????? ???? ????????????? ?????????????????? ????????????? ? ????????????????????? ?????????????? ????????????? ?? ??????, ?????? ???????????? ?????????????????????????? ?? ???????????????????????????? ??????????????? ??? ??????????????? ??????????".

NEWSru.com: "?? ????????????????? ???????????? ??? ????????????????????? ?????????? ?????????????????? ?? ????????????????????? ???????????? ??????????, ???????????????? ?????????????? ?????????? ????????????? ?????????????????????????? ???????????????? ?????????????".

??????????.ru: "???????????? ????????????????? ??????????????????????? ??????????? ???????? ?????????? ??????????????????????? ?????????????????? ???-?? ?????????????????? ??????????, ????????????? ?????????? ???????????, ??????????????? ??????? GISMETEO".
06:29 - U.S. Central Time Zone - Dr. Bruce Holl -

Monday, July 05 2010

Monday News Items


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News items posted to Russian Notes by Dr. Bruce Holl

IN ENGLISH
BBC: "US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to wrap up a tour of eastern Europe and the Caucasus with a visit to Georgia. She has already visited Ukraine, Poland, Azerbaijan and Armenia on the five-day trip."

Bloomberg: "An explosion at a military base in southern Siberia killed at least six soldiers, Interfax said."

FJC: "President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev visited the capital of the Jewish Autonomous Region on July 2, during which time he spent an hour visiting the Freud Jewish Community Center of Birobidjan."

Interfax: "Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has assured his Kyrgyz counterpart Roza Otunbayeva that Russia will always support Kyrgyzstan."

ITAR-TASS: "Two policemen died and four got injuries in the shootout in Ingushetia. ITAR-TASS got this specified information at the Investigation Committee at the Russian Prosecutor???s Office on Monday."

Reuters India: "Luxury yachts all the rage for rich Russians this year."

RIA Novosti: "Authorities in the Russian capital have developed a set of rules and advice for young ladies coming to the city from other regions across the country."

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????-????-????: "??????????? ???????? ?????????????????? ?????????????????? ? ???????????????????????????????????? ?????????? ??????????????????????? ?????????????????????? ?????????? ????????????? ??????????????. ????????? ?????????? ???????????????? ??? ???????????????? ?????????????? ? ?????????????? ??????????? ????????? ?????????????????? ????????, ???? ???????????? ?? ?????? ????????? ????????????????????? ?? ??????????????????????? ???????????, ???????????????????, ? ????????? ???????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????".

??????????????????: "?????????????????? ??????????? ??????? ??????????? ?????????????????? ????????? ?????????????? ??????????????? ??????????????, ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ????????????????????. ??????????????? ???????????????????? ??. 2 ????. 575 ?????????????????????? ????????????? ??? ????????????????? ? ??????????? ???????????? ????????????????? ??? ??????????????? ?????????????, ???????????????????? ?????? ???? ???????????, ?????????????? ?????????? ???????????? 3000 ??????".

?????????.ru: "??????? ??????????????? ??????????????? ? ????????????????? ??????? ????????????????? ???????: ??? ????????? ?????????????????? ???????????????????????? ??????????????????? ???????????????????. ?????????????? ?????????? ????????????? ??? ?????????????????????????? ?? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ?????????????????????? ???????????????????????????".

?????????.ru: "?????????????? ????????????? ???????? "?????????" ???????????? ????????????????????????? ??????????? ??????????????????? ???? ??????????? ???????????????????????????????????????? ?????????? ????????????? ????????????????. ????? ??????????????? ???????????????? '????????????', ?????????????????????????? ??????????????? ?????????? ??? ??????????????? ????????? ???????????????????? ?????? ???????????????????????? ?? ???????????????????????????????".

08:05 - U.S. Central Time Zone - Dr. Bruce Holl -

Sunday, July 04 2010

Sunday News Items


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News items posted to Russian Notes by Dr. Bruce Holl

IN ENGLISH
BBC: "US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has flown into Azerbaijan for talks with President Ilham Aliyev over a long-running territorial dispute."

Interfax: "Russia will continue to fight sea piracy because it 'was, is and must be a great sea power,' President Medvedev said."

International Herald Tribune:"Russian Mayor Irks Security Agency, and Suffers."

RFE/Radio Liberty: "A collective of civic and professional organizations has screened a film against the construction of the Okhta-Center, a controversial skyscraper planned for the center of the city's historic downtown, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports."

RIA Novosti: "Russian fighter jets have performed the first ever nonstop flights from European Russia to the Russian Far East with in-flight refueling as part of the Vostok-2010 military drills, Chief of the General Staff Nikolai Makarov said on Sunday."

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????-????-????: "??????????????????????? ?????? ????????????? ?????????????? ????????????? ?? ???????????? ? ???????????????????. ?????? ???????????? ??????????????? ? ?????????? ???????? ???????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????? ??????????????? ???? ?????????????????? ??????????? ?? ??????????".

NEWSru.com: "???? ???????????????????????????? ???????????, ???? ?????????????? ??????????? ? ?????????????????? ????????, ????????????????????????? ? ????????????????????? ? ???????????????, ???????????????? ? ??????????-???????????? ?????? ???????????????".

?????? ???????????: "??????????????????????-???????????????????????????? ????-24 ?? ????-34 ???????????? ???????????????????? ????? ????????????? ????????? ??????? ?? ???????????? ??? ????????????? ????????????".
08:20 - U.S. Central Time Zone - Dr. Bruce Holl -

Saturday, July 03 2010

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IN ENGLISH
Interfax; "New Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbayeva has promised to crate a new political culture based on strict abidance by the law in Kyrgyzstan." The BBC reports that "Interim leader Rosa Otunbayeva has been sworn in as president of the troubled republic of Kyrgyzstan."

ITAR-TASS: "The meeting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has had with the former prime minister, Yulia Timoshenko, is not something extraordinary and does not arouse any special interest, Ukraine???s Foreign Minister Konstantin Grishchenko said on the Inter television channel." RIA Novosti notes that "U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed a technical amendment to a revamped George W Bush-era missile defence shield deal with Poland in Krakow on Saturday."

RFE/Radio Liberty: "A U.S. judge has ordered three suspects accused of being spies for Russia in the United States to be held pending trial, in a case that has renewed political tensions between Moscow and Washington."

RIA Novosti: "Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday expressed concern over the demographic situation in Russia???s Far East."

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????-????-????: "?????? ? ????????? ???????????????? ??????????? ? ???????? ??? ??????????????????????? ?????? ???????? ???????? ??? 10 ??????????????????????? ? ?????????? ?? ???????????????????? ???????????????, ??????????????????? ???????????? ? ??????".

?????????.ru: "?? ???????????? ???????????????????????? ???????????? ?? ?????? ????????????????? ???????????????????????????? ??????????????????? ?? ??????????????-???????????????????????? ??????????????? ???? ?????, ?????????????? ?????????????????????? ??????????????".

?????????.ru: "????? ???????????????, ??????????????? ????????????????????? ??????????????? ??? ???????????????????? ????????????, 3 ???????? 2010 ??????? ?????????????? ? ??????????????????".

NEWSru.com: "????????????????? ??? ?????????????? ?????????????? ?????????????? ????????? ???????????????????? ?????????????????????? ???????????????????????????? ????????????? ??? ????????????? ?????????????? ?????????????? ????????, ????? ?????? ???????? ????????????? ??? ??????????, ??????????????? '?????????????????'".

???????? ????????????: "3 ???????? ? ???????????????????? ???????????? ??????????????????? ???????? ???????????????????????. ??????????? ??????????? ???????????? ????????????????????? ?????? ??????????????? ? ????????????? ??????????? ???????????".


06:29 - U.S. Central Time Zone - Dr. Bruce Holl -

Friday, July 02 2010

Friday News Items


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IN ENGLISH
BBC: "US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, at the start of a five-nation tour of former communist states."

ITAR-TASS: "Russian President Dmitry Medvedev listed three guidelines for the development of the Far East, which include mounted economic ties with Asia, focus on high-tech cooperation, and a bigger Russian role in Asian organizations."

RFE/Radio Liberty: "U.S. prosecutors say a suspect in the Russia spy case has confessed after his arrest that he was a Russian agent. A U.S. judge postponed a decision on whether to grant bail to the suspect, who operated under the false identity of Juan Lazaro."

RIA Novosti: "The State Duma, the lower house of Russia's parliament, on Friday passed in its third reading a bill on a complete alcohol ban for drivers."

Russia Today: "Grigory Perelman has officially declined his one million dollar prize for proving the famous Poincar? Conjecture. The scientist said he has informed the Clay Mathematics Institute of his decision one week ago." The International Herald Tribune reports that "James Carlson, president of the Clay institute, said he had spoken with Dr. Perelman by phone. 'He was, as usual, quite pleasant, though quite firm in his decision,' Dr. Carlson said."

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?????????????????? ?? ?????????: "???????????????? ???????????????? ????????????????? ???????????? ????????????????????????? ?????????????? ????????????????? ???? ???????????? ?????????????????????? ? $1 ??????. ????????????????? ??????????????, ?????? ?? ????????? ?????????????? ???? ??????????????? ?????????????????????????? ???????????????? ?????????? ????????, ????????????????????? ?????? ????????????, ?????????? ???????????? ???????".

????-????-????: "???? ??????????? ????????????????????? ??????, ???????? ??? ??????????????????????? ? ??????????????????????????? ???? ??????????????????????? ??????????? ????????????????, ?????? ???????????? ??? ???????????????????? ?????????????. ???????????? ??????-????????? ??????? ????????? ????????? ?????????????? ?????????????????, ?????? ????????????????? ???? ?????? ????????? ????????????????? ????????????".

?????????.ru: "?????????????????? ?? ????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????? ????????? ?????????????? ??????????????????? ??????????????????? ?????????????????? ??????????????????????? ???????????????????? ?? ???????? ??????????????????????????? ????????????????, ?????? ? ?????????????? ???????? ???????? ????????????? ?????????????????????????? ????????????? ????????????????????????? ?????????? ????????????????? ????????????? ???????????, ?????????????? ? ?????????????? ???????????????? ? ????????????? ??????????? ???????????, ???? ?????????????? ??????? ?????????????".

NEWSru.com: "????????????? ???????????????????????? ??????????????????????? ?????????????????? ???????????, ??????????????????? ? ??????????????????? ?????????????? ? ??????????????????? ?????????? 29 ???????? ?????????? ???????, ?????? ??????????????????? ???? ???????????????, ?????????????????? ? ??????".
06:32 - U.S. Central Time Zone - Dr. Bruce Holl -

Thursday, July 01 2010

Thursday News Items


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IN ENGLISH
Bloomberg: "Georgia???s government said Russian snipers in the breakaway region of Abkhazia opened fire on police in the border city of Ganmukhuri, wounding one officer."

Interfax: "The 100,000 copies of a book titled 'Putin. Results. 10 Years' by Boris Nemtsov, a co-chairman of the opposition group Solidarity, and economist Vladimir Milov, which were seized by police in St. Petersburg in mid-June, will be returned to their owners following analysis on Thursday, Olga Kurnosova, executive director of the opposition United Civic Front, told Interfax."

ITAR-TASS: "The secretary-general of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Nikolai Bordyuzha, said on Thursday CSTO member-states are preparing a decision on military and technical assistance to Kyrgyzstan hit by ethnic riots." However RIA Novosti reports that "The rapid reaction forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will not be deployed to troubled Kyrgyzstan, the post-Soviet security bloc's secretary general said Thursday."

Reuters India: "Eight percent of Russians believe their national team will win the World Cup, despite the fact that it never qualified for the tournament, an independent poll has showed."

RFE/Radio Liberty: "A protest against a bill that would increase the powers of Russia's main domestic security service has been blocked by police who detained two demonstrators, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports." RFE/Radio Liberty also reports that "Members of the pro-Kremlin youth movement Nashi and other activists have disrupted another book presentation by opposition politician Eduard Limonov."

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?????????.ru: "??????????????????? ??????????? ? ??????????????, ?? ???????????????? ?????????????????? ?????????? ????????????????????? ???????????????? ??3,2 ?????? ?????????, ????????? ???????????????????????? ???? ??????????????, ?????????????? ?????????????????? ????????????24?? ????????????????????? ?? ?????????????????????? ?????????? ??????????? ? ??????????????????????????? ???????? ?????????????".

?????????????????????: "????????-???????? ??????????????????? ??????????????????????? ???????????? ??????????????? ????????????, ???????????????? ???????????????? ?? ???????????? ????????? ??? ?????????????? ?????????, ?????? ????????????? 1 ???????? ??? ??????????-??????????????????????. ?? ???????? ????????? 24 ??????????".

?????????.ru: "?????????????? ??????? ???????? ? ??????????????????? ??????????????????? ?????????????????, ?????????????????????????? ?? 24 ????????, ??????????????? '?????????????????' ???? ?????????????? ??? ????????????????? ?????????? ?????????? 7 ?????????? ????????????????".

??????????.ru: "??????????????? ???????????? ?????????-???????????, 8% ?????????????? ?????????????, ?????? ?????????????????? ??????? ???? ?????????????? ? ???????? ???????? ??????????? ????????????? ???????????, ????????????? ??????????? ???? ??????????? ???????????????? ????????????? ? ???????????????????".

??????????.ru: "???????????????????? ?????? ?????????????????????????? ?????????????? ??? ????????????????????????? ??????????, ???? ???????????????????? ???????????????? ???????????????????? ?????????????????????? ? ??????????? ????????????????????? ???? ??????????".
06:30 - U.S. Central Time Zone - Dr. Bruce Holl -

Wednesday, June 30 2010

Wednesday News Items


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IN ENGLISH
BBC: "Moscow has played down the arrest of alleged Russian spies in the US, saying the issue would 'not negatively affect relations'". Bloomberg reports that 'Day jobs held by three of the accused 'deep-cover' Russian spies may have put them in contact with opinion makers, corporate executives or aspiring technology industry workers.'"

ITAR-TASS: "One traffic police officer has been gravely wounded in the Khasavyurt district of Dagestan as unknown perpetrators opened fire on him."

RFE/Radio Liberty: "According to a new Freedom House report unveiled at RFE/RL's Washington, D.C. office today, independent media have declined significantly across the former Soviet Union during the past decade."

RIA Novosti: "A Russian man has admitted being guilty of distributing leaflets calling for the return of Russia's northern borderlands to Finland, prosecutors said on Wednesday."

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????-????-????: "???? ??????? ??? ????????? ????????????? ????????????????? ???? ??????????????? ?? ?????????????????? ?????????????????????? ???????????????? ??????????????? ? ????????????? ???????????, ?????? ???????????, ????????????????? ? ????????????? ?????????????????????? ?????????????????????? ???????????????????. ??????????????????? ???????????????? ???????????????? ?????? ?????????? ???????????".

?????????.ru: "?? ????????? ??????????? ???????????????????? ?????????????????? ???????????????? ??????????????????? ???????? ???? ????????? ????????? ???? ???????????? ????????????? ????????????????????? ??????????????????. ????? ??????????????? ??????????????????? ??????????????, ???????????????????????????? ?????????????? ?? ?????????? ?? ????????????????? ?????????????? ???????????? ????????????????? ????????????????".

?????????.ru: "?? ??????????????????????????? ??????? ?????????????????? ???????????? ????????? ????????????? '???????????', ??????????????????? ?????????? 10 ?????? ??????? ?? ?????????????????????? ??????????????? ?????????????????????????, ????????? ??????????????????????? ???????????????????????? ??????????????????????? ???????? ????????????????? ?????? ?????? ??????????? ?????????? ?????????????".

???????? ????????????: "??????????????????????? ????????????, ??????????????? ?? ????????????? ? ?????? ?????????????????????????? ???????????????????? ?????????????".

?????? ???????????: "?????????????????????????? ???????????????????? ?????????????????? ??????????? ? ??????????????? ?????????????? ??????????????? ?????????????, ?????????????? ?????? ?????????????????????? ? ??????????????????? ???????????? ????????".


06:36 - U.S. Central Time Zone - Dr. Bruce Holl -

Tuesday, June 29 2010

Tuesday News Items


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IN ENGLISH
RFE/Radio Liberty: "The Russian human rights center Memorial has launched an online 'museum' on the history of the Soviet labor and prison camps known as the gulag, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports."

Voice of America: "The Russian Foreign Ministry has acknowledged that Russian citizens were arrested as spying suspects in the United States, but says they 'did not commit any actions aimed against the interests of the United States.'" The site is available here.

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???????? ????????????: "?????????????????????????? '???????????????' ???????????????? ???????????????????? ????????? ??????????? ?? ?????????????, ??????????????? ?????????????????????????? ???????? ???????????? ???????????? ?????????????????". ??????? ?????????? ??????????? ?????????.

????? ?????????????: "?????? ????????????????????? ??? ?????????????????????? ?????????????????? ?????????????????????????? ?? ???, ???????????????? ??? ????????????????????? ?????????????? '?????????????????? ????????????', ????????? ???????????????????? ??????????????????????? ?????? ???? ???????????????????????? ?????????????? ?????????? ???????????? ??? ??????????-???????????????? ??? ?????????????".
13:41 - U.S. Central Time Zone - Dr. Bruce Holl -

Monday, June 28 2010

Monday News Items


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IN ENGLISH
Deutsche Welle: "Opposition leaders in Kyrgyzstan are wary of the results of a referendum that approved the interim government's plans for a new constitution. Russia, meanwhile, remains skeptical about Kyrgyzstan's aspirations."

Interfax: "The Russian Foreign Ministry has denied industrial espionage on the territory of Germany."

ITAR-TASS: "Two gunmen were killed in a special operation in the Dagestani city of Derbent."

JTA: "Elie Wiesel has launched a global campaign to free former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who is on trial in Moscow for embezzlement."

RFE/Radio Liberty: "Residents of the hometown of former Soviet leader Josef Stalin are divided over the controversial removal of his statue from the city's main square, RFE/RL's Georgian Service reports."

RIA Novosti: "Tens of thousands of troops, as well as dozens of warships and warplanes, will be involved in a large-scale military exercise in Russia's Far East, a top military commander said on Monday."

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????-????-????: "??????????????? ???????????????? ? ?????????????? ????????????? '??? ????????????????????? ???????????????????' ?? ?????????????????? ????????????????????, ???? ????????, ???????????? '???????? ????????????????? ?????????????????', ??????????????, ??????????????? ??????????? ???????? ??.??. ?????????????????? ??????????? ????????? ??????????, ???????????? ???????????? ???????????????? ??????????????????? 28 ????????".

?????????.ru: "????????????????? ??????????? ????????????? ?? ????????????????????????? ??????????????? ??? ????????????????????????? ?????????? ?? ??? ??????? ??????????????? ????????? ?????????????????????. ??????????? ??? ??????????? ???????????????? ? ????????????????????????????????? ????????????? ??????? ?????????? ? ??????????????? ??????. ????????? ??????????????? ?????????? ???????????????????????, ???????????????????????? ?????????????????? ???????????????? ???????????????".

??????????.ru: "???????????????????? ????????????????????? ???????????? ??????????????? ????????????? ????????????? ????????? ?????????? ? ???????????. ?????? ???????????????? ??? ?????????????????????? ????????????????? ? ??????????????????????, ?????????????? ????????????????????? ???????????????????? ?????????????????? ?? ????????????????? ??????? ??????????????????????????? ???????????????????? ?????????????????".

?????? ???????????: "?? ???????? ???????? ?????????? ???? ??????????? ???????????????????????? ????????????????? ????????????????? ?????????? ??????????????????????????????????? ?????????????? ?????????, '???????? ????????'".
08:53 - U.S. Central Time Zone - Dr. Bruce Holl -

Sunday, June 27 2010

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IN ENGLISH
BBC: "Kyrgyzstan is holding a referendum on a new constitution amid fears it could inflame ethnic tensions. The proposed constitution would give parliament more power and set the stage for a general election in September."

ITAR-TASS: "Three cash collectors were shot and killed in an armoured car in downtown Moscow. Several sacks possibly with cash were found in the car with gunned-down cash collectors, but this can be said exactly only after their inspection, Itar-Tass learnt from head of the Moscow branch of the Russian Investigation Committee Anatoly Bagmet."

RIA Novosti: "Another school has joined a hunger strike staged by teachers of secondary school No. 7 in the Ulyanovsk Region in Russia's Volga area to protest the school's liquidation, the chairwoman of the parents' committee said on Sunday."

Russia Today: "A second statue of Joseph Stalin has been torn down in Georgia, this time in the town of Tkibuli."

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????-????-????: "??????????-?????????? ????????????????????? ???????????????????????? ???????????????? ??????????????? ?????????????, ?????? ? ?????????????????????? ?????????????? ????????????? ?????????? ??????????????? ???? ???????????? ????????? ????????????????????. ??????????????? ???????????????? ???? ????????????? ???? ??????????????????? ? ??????????????????????, ?????????????? ???? ????????????????? ???????????????????? ?????????????????? ?? ???????????????? ???????? ?????????????????".

?????????.ru: "???????????? ?? ?????????????? ???????????????????? ???????? ? ??????????????????? ???????????? ??????????????????????? ?? ?????????????????? ? ?????????????? ????????????????, ????????? ???????????????????? ??????? ??????????? ???????? ????????????????".

NEWSru.com: "?????? ??????????? ???????? ??????????? ??????????????? ????????????? ????????? ??? ????????????????????? ????????????? ???????? ? ???????????? ???? 100 ??????. ?????????????".

?????? ???????????: "?????? ???????? ??????????????? ????????????? ?????????????????????? ? ???????????. ??????????? ??????????????????? ????????? ??????? ????????? ?? ?????????????????? ? ???????????? ?????????????? ??????????????? ??????????, ??????????????? ????? ?????????????????".
07:51 - U.S. Central Time Zone - Dr. Bruce Holl -

Saturday, June 26 2010

Saturday News Items


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IN ENGLISH
Interfax: "The Russian presidential council for civil society and human rights development has called for halting the passage of a bill expanding the Federal Security Service (FSB) powers on applying special preventative measures to individuals."

ITAR-TASS: "So-called leader of the Karamakhinsk gang, 41-year-old resident of Dagestan Dzhamaludin Dzhavatov has been destroyed during a special operation in Dagestan???s Karabudakhkentsky region, Deputy Interior Minister of Dagestan Colonel Magomed Ismailov told journalists".

RFE/Radio Liberty: "Some 40 teachers and parents of middle school students in the central Russian city of Ulyanovsk are two days into a three-day hunger strike to protest the city's decision to close their school, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports."

RIA Novosti: "Several sexual minorities activists were detained on Saturday after attempting to stage an unsanctioned protest in central St. Petersburg. A dozen activists gathered in front of the Hermitage Museum to protest against the intimidation of sexual minorities in Russia."

Russia Today: "Kyrgyzstan is to decide on the country???s future in a constitutional referendum scheduled for June 27. The referendum comes following weeks of bitter ethnic violence."

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?????????.ru: "??????????????? ????????????????????? ??????????????????? ??????????? ? ?????? ??? ?????????? ??????????? ???-?? ?????????????? ????????, ?????????????? ? ?????????? ?????????????????????? ???????? ????????????? ??????? ?????????????? ?????????????????????? ??????????????????? ?????????? ???????????????".

?????????.ru: "???????????????????? ????????????????? ??????????????? '???????????????????????', ?????????????? ????????????????? ??????-???????? ??????????????? '????????' ???????????? ????????????????????????? ?? ???????? ????????????????, ???????????????? 26 ???????? ?????????????????????? 47 ??????, ??????????????? ???????????????????? ????????????????????????????????? ???????????? ? ??????????? ????????????????? ?????????????. ???? ???????? ??????????????? '?????????????????' ???? ?????????????? ??? ??????????????????? ???? ?????????????????????????".

??????????.ru: "?? ??????????????? ???????????? ???????????? ?????????????? '??????????? ??????????? ?????? ???????????' ('?????????????? ????????'), ??????????????????? ???? ??????? ??????? ??? ????????? ? ????????????".
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