Thursday Russian News Items

Russian news items posted to Russian Notes by Dr. Bruce Holl

IN ENGLISH
Interfax: “Researcher Igor Sutyagin would like to return to Russia some day, lawyer Anna Stavitskaya told Interfax on Thursday.”

Russia Today: “Moscow bikers have set off on the long journey to Ukraine for the annual international bike show featuring the crème de la crème of the two-wheeled world.”

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Газета.ru: “Глава «Роснефти» Сергей Богданчиков не пришел в Хамовнический суд, где его ждали для дачи свидетельских показаний по делу ЮКОСа”.

Новая газета: “Сегодня у здания правительства РФ активисты движения «За Химкинский лес» попытались передать петицию в приемную Белого дома, но были задержаны милицией под предлогом того что «акция» несогласована”.

Wednesday Russian News Items

Russian news items posted to Russian Notes by Dr. Bruce Holl

IN ENGLISH
Interfax: “Three to five people were behind the deadly attack on the Baksan hydropower plant on Wednesday morning, a crisis center of Kabardian-Balkarian law enforcement agencies reported on Wednesday.”

RIA Novosti: “Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has over 50,000 followers on the internet micro-blogging site Twitter. Medvedev opened his Twitter account and sent his first tweets during a visit to the Twitter headquarters in California’s Silicon Valley on June 23.”

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Би-би-си: “Круг подозреваемых в нападении на Баксанскую ГЭС уже определен, объявил Национальный антитеррористический комитет (НАК) во главе с директором ФСБ Александром Бортниковым.”

Новая газета: “Парламент Грузии объявил 25 февраля Днем советской оккупации“.

Sunday Russian News Items

News items posted to Russian Notes by Dr. Bruce Holl

IN ENGLISH
Guardian: “One of Britain’s leading historians, Orlando Figes, is to pay damages and costs to two rivals who launched a libel case after a row erupted over fake reviews posted on the Amazon website.”

Interfax: “The United States has offered Kyrgyzstan assistance to bring stability back to the country following last month’s deadly ethnic clashes in the volatile south.”

ITAR-TASS: “Art experts continue to assess the damage caused by a fire in Moscow’s Grabar restoration centre on Thursday. They fear that the portrait of Alexander I depicting him on the horseback by English portraitist George Dawe from the collection of the Armoury Chamber of the Moscow Kremlin Museums was lost in fire.”

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Лента.ru: “Независимый профсоюз ‘АвтоВАЗа’ ‘Единство’ обратился с открытым письмом к главе правительства РФ Владимиру Путину, сообщает в воскресенье ‘Радио Свобода’ со ссылкой на собственного корреспондента”.