Russian news items posted to Russian Notes by Dr. Bruce Holl
Bloomberg: “Russia, once the world’s third- biggest wheat exporter, extended a ban on overseas sales of grain until July 1 to ensure domestic supply after drought damaged crops, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.”
Interfax: “Opposition and human rights activists have said that they will hold the rally in the Triumfalnaya Square on October 31 despite another ban by the Moscow city hall.”
ITAR-TASS: “Two members of illegal armed groups were killed in a special operation in the village of Komsomolskoye in Dagestan’s Kizilyurt district. Two policemen were slightly wounded.”
RFE/Radio Liberty: “Russian prosecutors have demanded that jailed former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner Platon Lebedev should be imprisoned for an additional six years if convicted in their second trial.”
RIA Novosti: “Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, has adopted changes to the law on protests and rallies, in a move that many activists say is another step towards restricting freedom of assembly, Ekho Moskvy radio station said on Saturday.”
Russia Today: “As Sochi powers forward to bring it’s 2014 Olympics on track, the massive construction work throughout the city is also uncovering Russia’s ancient past and it is archaeologists, not athletes, who are racing ahead.”
Би-би-си: “Правительство РФ продлила запрет на экспорт зерна, введенный в начале августа в связи с засухой, до 1 июля 2011 года”.
Газета.ru: “В субботу днем трое активистов движения «Левый фронт» были задержаны милицией на Пушкинской площади в Москве”.
Лента.ru: “В Кизилюртовском районе Дагестана ликвидированы двое боевиков, сообщает 23 октября РИА Новости”.