Monday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
ITAR-TASS: “There was an explosion in a school in the village of Zaragizh of the Cherek district of Kabardino-Balkaria overnight, spokesman for the RF Emergency Situations Ministry’s main department for the republic Kantemir Davydov told Itar-Tass on Monday.”

RFE/Radio Liberty: “Residents of Moscow’s Patriarch’s Ponds district have staged two protests over the past four days to delay construction of a seven-story hotel, RFE/RL’s Russian Service reports.”

RIA Novosti: “The price of Russia’s natural gas supplies to Ukraine should reflect ‘changed realities’, Ukraine’s Prime Minister Mykola Azarov told RIA Novosti on Monday.”

ПО-РУССКИ
Газета.ru: “Первое заседание правительства Москвы с новым мэром Сергеем Собяниным, назначенное на вторник, пройдет в закрытом от прессы режиме, сообщает корреспондент «Газеты.Ru»”.

Полит.ru: “Борис Немцов в своем блоге выступил с открытым письмом к Дмитрию Медведеву по поводу второго дела Михаила Ходорковского и Платона Лебедева. Оппозиционный политик просит президента помиловать бывших руководителей ЮКОСа, которых прокуратура предлагает ‘посадить’ еще на 14 лет”.

Эхо Москвы: “Большая часть оружия, имеющая в распоряжении боевиков на Северном Кавказе, поступает им из воинских частей, – об этом заявил заместитель генерального прокурора России Иван Сыдорук”.

Sunday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
RIA Novosti: “The Irkutsk Gas Company (INK) and the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals Cooperation (JOGMEC) will invest $300 million until 2014 in the development of three oil and gas sites in the north of Russia’s Irkutsk region, the head of the INK board of directors said on Saturday.”

ПО-РУССКИ
Газета.ru: “Авария на ЛЭП в Иркутской области ликвидирована, сообщил исчтоник в областной МЧС. В 15.32 мск промышленное энергоснабжение 18 населенных пунктов района и райцентра Киренск восстановлено в полном объеме”.

Saturday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
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.”

ПО-РУССКИ
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”.

Friday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
RFE/Radio Liberty: “The defamation trial of a Russian journalist whose savage beating left him permanently crippled has been postponed after he failed to appear in court, RFE/RL’s Russian Service reports.”

Russia Info-Centre: “On October, 22nd from 4 to 7 pm Russian environmental organizations will be holding an eco rally in defense of Lake Baikal, Utrish Nature Reserve and Khimki Forest.”

ПО-РУССКИ
Би-би-си: “В Москве на Болотной площади в пятницу пройдет митинг под лозунгом ‘За Химкинский лес – Байкал – Утриш’. Подобные акции экологи и правозащитники готовятся провести по всей России”.

Thursday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
RFE/Radio Liberty: “The Russian government has agreed a five-year privatization drive worth $60 billion that will see it sell stakes in firms such as the oil giant Rosneft.”

RIA Novosti: “The Moscow City Duma voted on Thursday to appoint Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s nominee Sergei Sobyanin as the new Moscow mayor. Thirty-two lawmakers, who are members of the the pro-Kremlin United Russia party, voted for Sobyanin. Two deputies voted against Sobyanin’s candidacy, and one was absent from the session.” Russia Today notes that “Prior to the secret ballot, Sobyanin addressed the legislators with a speech and answered their questions.”

Russia Today: “Ice Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky has been reportedly in talks to become coach of SKA St. Petersburg of KHL.”

Russia Today: “A small church near the Moscow Kremlin features an icon depicting Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. A similar image was at the center of a major scandal back in 2008.”

ПО-РУССКИ
Би-би-си: “Европейский суд по правам человека признал незаконным запрет гей-парадов в Москве. Лидер российского гей-движения Николай Алексеев назвал решение историческим”.

Газета.ru: “Сергей Собянин утвержден столичным парламентом мэром Москвы. За него в полном составе проголосовали единороссы — 32 человека, против высказались только два представителя КПРФ”.

Лента.ru: “Журналисты ‘Московского комсомольца’ обнаружили в одной из столичных церквей икону с изображением Иосифа Сталина. Об этом газета пишет в номере за 21 октября”.