Tuesday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
Chicago Sun Times: “The Obama White House has the votes to ratify the new START nuclear arms treaty with Russia, with the Senate preparing for a vote this week, the Sun-Times has learned.”

Interfax: “The section of the Moscow-St. Petersburg motorway crossing the Khimki forest will be built before the end of 2013, Russian Transport Minister Igor Levitin said on Tuesday.” RIA Novosti reports that “A much-debated new road through a forest near Moscow will go ahead as initially planned, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov announced on Tuesday.”

International Herald Tribune: “Mikhail D. Prokhorov, the Russian billionaire who owns the New Jersey Nets basketball team, rolled out another pet project on Monday: Russia’s first gas-electric hybrid car.”

RIA Novosti: “A criminal case has been opened into the use of violence towards police during a nationalist riot in downtown Moscow on Saturday, Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said.”

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Би-би-си: “Российский вице-премьер Сергей Иванов заявил, что правительственная комиссия приняла решение проложить дорогу на Санкт-Петербург через Химкинский лес по первоначальному плану“.

Газета.ru: “В блогосфере появились призывы к радикальным националистам прийти в среду к станции метро «Киевская», чтобы «вернуть себе Москву»”.

Лента.ru: “На территории Ингушетии действуют около 30 членов незаконных вооруженных формирований. Об этом заявил в интервью газете ‘Комсомольская правда’ президент республики Юнус-Бек Евкуров”.

Полит.ru: “В Интернете появилось информация о готовящемся в Петербурге столкновение между скинхедами и кавказцами, сообщает BaltInfo”.

Monday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
Interfax: “Several Kyrgyz citizens were attacked in Moscow after the Saturday riots on Moscow’s Manezhnaya Square, Abdygany Shakirov, chairman of the association of public organizations Union of Kyrgyz People, told Interfax on Monday.” RFE/Radio Liberty reports that “Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has vowed to take action against ultranationalists and anyone else involved in rioting in the center of Moscow during a weekend protest by soccer fans.” Meanwhile, RIA Novosti adds, “Police confirmed on Monday 80 people were detained in downtown St. Petersburg over the weekend as they attempted to block a road in protest against the killing of a football fan in Moscow.”

ITAR-TASS: “President Medvedev attended a concert given by Sir Elton John in Moscow on Sunday. I have been to a concert by Elton John,’ Medvedev said in his Twitter blog. ‘It was a very serious work of high quality – almost three hours of live music,’ Medvedev said, sharing his impressions of the concert.”

Russia Today: “KHL side Avangard promise do everything in their power to see a criminal case opened against Vityaz’s tough-guys, responsible for injuring their players in a mass brawl during the clubs’ meeting last Friday.”

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Грани.ру: “До десяти тысяч кавказцев готовы выйти на улицы Москвы в знак протеста против беспорядков, происшедших в минувшую субботу на Манежной площади”.

NEWSru.com: “Президент РФ Дмитрий Медведев в понедельник на заседании Совета безопасности в Москве дал поручение генеральному прокурору Юрию Чайке и главе Следственного комитета Александру Бастрыкину привлечь к ответственности виновных в организации погромов на Манежной площади в минувшую субботу“.

Полит.ru: “Внук Иосифа Сталина Евгений Джугашвили подал в суд иск на 100 млн рублей против Госдумы, сообщил сайт КПРФ. Поводом стало принятое 26 ноября депутатами заявление ‘О Катынской трагедии и ее жертвах’, которое возлагает ответственность за это преступление на Сталина и его соратников”.

Sunday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
Interfax: “Head of the synodal department for church-society relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin has urged representatives of the authorities, expatriate communities and the local population to hold a dialogue on common rules of behavior in Russian cities.” ITAR-TASS reports that “All detained participants in rioting in Moscow’s Manezhnaya Square were released, Itar-Tass learnt from a source at the Moscow police department.” RIA Novosti adds that “Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has approved of actions taken by police to cut short riots staged by radical nationalist groups in Moscow and St. Petersburg on Saturday, the Kremlin press office said on Sunday.”

RFE/Radio Liberty: “Russian officials say security forces killed two militants and one man during a raid in the North Caucasus’s volatile Daghestan region.”

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Газета.ru: “Несколько десятков агрессивно настроенных молодых людей движутся в сторону на Болотной площади в центре Москвы, сообщает РИА «Новости»”.

Лента.ru: “Шесть человек задержаны в Москве за избиение приезжего из Узбекистана. Об этом сообщает агентство ‘Интерфакс’ со ссылкой на источник в правоохранительных органах”.

NEWSru.com: “По уточненным данным, двое участников незаконных вооруженных формирований и один их пособник ликвидированы в воскресенье в ходе спецоперации в селе Буглен Буйнакского района Дагестана, их личности установлены, сообщили ‘Интерфаксу’ в информационном центре (ИЦ) Национального антитеррористического комитета (НАК)”.

Эхо Москвы: “В Ростове-на-Дону более пятисот участников акции в память о погибшем студенте перекрыли движение по одной из главных улиц“.

Saturday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
Deutsche Welle: “Russia is a land of hope, at least for the 12 million migrant workers who arrive each year from poor countries in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.”

Interfax: “OMON riot police have started pushing off football fans who are rioting on central Moscow’s Manezhnaya Square toward Okhotny Ryad Street, an Interfax correspondent reported from the site of the event.” RIA Novosti reports that “Three people from Russia’s North Caucasus region were seriously injured after being attacked by football hooligans in an area around Moscow’s Red Square on Saturday afternoon.”

International Herald Tribune: Clifford J. Levy notes that “Elections in Siberia Show Russia’s Drift to Single Party.”

ITAR-TASS: “North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Ui-Chun will discuss in Russia further development of bilateral, including economic, relations and regional problems.”

Reuters India: “Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has named his new male puppy Buffy, picking a name suggested by a five-year old boy in a nationwide competition.”

RFE/Radio Liberty: “Russian Ombudsman Vladimir Lukin says there is a political aspect to former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s case, RFE/RL’s Russian Service reports.”

RFE/Radio Liberty: “A handful of supporters of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, have picketed the Chinese Consulate building in St. Petersburg, RFE/RL’s Russian Service reports.”

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Би-би-си: “[Владислав ] Сурков призвал ‘Наших’ тренировать мускулы к выборам […] Выборы должны выиграть Медведев, Путин и ‘Единая Россия’, – заявил Сурков”.

NEWSru.com: “Группа футбольных фанатов, собравшаяся на массовую несанкционированную акцию на Манежной площади, устроила драку с выходцами с Кавказа, сообщает ИТАР-ТАСС”.

Полит.ru: “В Петропавловске-Камчатском прошел митинг против сокращения разницы во времени между Камчаткой и Москвой до семи часов. В акции приняли участие около трех тысяч человек”.

Эхо Москвы: “Организаторы «Дня гнева» Сергей Удальцов и Константин Косякин задержаны после митинга на Патриарших прудах”.

Friday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
RIA Novosti: “A Russian journalist who was savagely beaten in 2008 has been cleared on appeal of defamation charges after widespread public outcry. Mikhail Beketov, the former editor of the Khimkinskaya Pravda newspaper, was found guilty in November of slandering Khimki Mayor Vladimir Strelchenko. He was cleared on Friday due to a lack of evidence.” Meanwhile, RIA Novosti also reports that “Two Russian journalists, Mikhail Beketov and Olga Bobrova won awards on Friday from the Austrian branch of the Reporters Without Borders organization.”

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Лента.ru: “Суд оправдал главного редактора газеты ‘Химкинской правды’ Михаила Бекетова по делу о клевете на мэра Химок Владимира Стрельченко, сообщает РИА Новости”.

Новая газета: “Обозреватель «Новой» Ольга Боброва награждена ежегодной премией Press Freedom Award «Репортеры без границ»“.