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.”

ПО-РУССКИ
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.”

ПО-РУССКИ
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”.

Saturday Russian News Items

Saturday News Items
News items posted to Russian Notes by Dr. Bruce Holl

IN ENGLISH
ITAR-TASS: “Five people were injured in an explosion of a security officer’s car in the town of Nartkala, Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria.”

ПО-РУССКИ
Би-би-си: “Известный британский автор книг об истории России Орландо Файджес согласился выплатить компенсацию двум историкам, чьи книги он ругал в анонимных рецензиях на сайте интернет-магазина amazon.com”.