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Wednesday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
BBC: “An international meeting to try to prevent the Arctic becoming the next battleground over mineral wealth has begun in Moscow.”

Interfax: “Two separate attacks on Dagestani police officers occurred in the early hours of Wednesday morning, the local Interior Ministry told Interfax.”

ITAR-TASS: “The Moscow authorities have made a decision to release in September-October from the city’s reserve food fund 250 tonnes of butter, 460 tonnes of vegetable oil, 500 tonnes of sugar, 300 tonnes of rice and 300 tonnes of pasta on the market.”

RFE/Radio Liberty: “The chief of Russia’s general staff says Russia has dropped plans to supply Iran with S-300 missiles because they are subject to international sanctions.”

Russia Today: “On Tuesday, a protest meeting in the center of Moscow was dispersed when activists shouted ‘Luzhkov is gay!’ using a Russian pejorative term. The formal pretext for the gathering was Luzhkov’s 74th birthday.”

IN RUSSIAN
Би-би-си: “Начальник Генерального штаба России сообщил, что зенитно-ракетные комплексы С-300 не поставляются в Иран, поскольку они ‘безусловно подпадают под санкции’ ООН”.

Лента.ru: “Прокуратура Польши получила 22 сентября запрос российской прокуратуры об экстрадиции Ахмеда Закаева. Об этом сообщает tvn24″.

Tuesday Russian News Items

IN ENGLISH
Interfax: “NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Tuesday that the door is still open for Georgia to join the military alliance.”

ITAR-TASS: “As many as 18 WWII air bombs have been found in Leningrad region’s Tosno district, a spokesman for the regional emergencies administration told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.”

JTA: “A Russian Jewish leader urged the head of Moscow State University to take steps to drop a history textbook considered by many to be anti-Semitic.”

Reuters India: “Russia’s Natural Resources Minister Yuri Trutnev said on Tuesday that India’s ONGC was the only foreign oil company to place a bid for Russia’s giant Arctic Trebs and Titov oil deposits.”

RFE/Radio Liberty: “Some of Russia’s leading rights groups are protesting unscheduled inspections by prosecutors, saying they were meant as intimidation.”

RIA Novosti: “Embattled Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov is in for the chop, but the Kremlin wants him to go without a row, senior officials have said.”

ПО-РУССКИ
Ведомости: “Вопрос об отставке мэра Москвы Юрия Лужкова решен окончательно, сообщили «Ведомостям» чиновники администрации президента, правительства и мэрии”.

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Газета.ru: “Суд сообщил правозащитному обществу «Мемориал», кто засекретил постановление о прекращении расследования «Катынского дела», сообщил представитель «Мемориала» Александр Гурьянов”.

NEWSru.com: “В Перми трамваи и троллейбусы ‘украсили’ цитатами из Гитлера. В частности, в общественном транспорте появились листовки со словами вождя нацистов: ‘Мы тогда победим Россию, когда украинцы и белорусы поверят, что они не русские'”.

Monday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
Bloomberg: “Backers of President Dmitry Medvedev’s re-election in 2012 are behind a campaign to unseat Yury Luzhkov because his loyalty isn’t guaranteed, said Yelena Baturina, the Moscow mayor’s billionaire wife.”

Interfax: “The Romanov family is demanding a new criminal case to investigate the killing of Russia’s last Tsar and his family.”

ITAR-TASS: “At least 40 servicemen, including five officers, were killed in an armed attack on a truck convoy of the Tajik Defence Ministry in the Rasht district near the Pamir Mountains on Sunday, according to the independent news agency Asia Plus.”

Reuters India: “BP’s joint venture in Russia, TNK-BP, signed a contract to supply Russian ESPO crude oil blend to Vietnam, the company said on Monday as it prepares to acquire BP’s assets in the Asian country.”

RIA Novosti: “Chechen separatist leader Akhmed Zakayev has left Poland for London but should return later this week, his representative Adam Borowski said on Monday.”

ПО-РУССКИ
Би-би-си: “В статье в газете Observer Михаил Ходорковский призвал новое британское правительство Дэвида Кэмерона не отказываться от поддержки прав человека и демократических перемен в России ради интересов бизнеса“.

Лента.ru: “Общественная организация ‘За гражданские права’ решила создать в Москве комитет защиты мэра Юрия Лужкова. Об этом 20 сентября сообщает ‘Радио Свобода’ со ссылкой на председателя организации Андрея Бабушкина”.

Sunday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
ITAR-TASS: “During a special operation in Chechnya, a cache with arms and ammunition was found in the Oktyabrsky region of Grozny, head of the press service of the Interior Ministry of the republic Magomed Deniyev told ITAR-TASS.”

RFE/Radio Liberty: “Russia’s top gay-rights activist says he was kidnapped and pressured by his captors to withdraw a complaint against Moscow authorities from the European Court of Human Rights.”

RIA Novosti: “A spokesman for Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, whose possible dismissal has lately been in the center of Russian media attention, rejected as ‘absurd’ statements that the Moscow head might not return to Russia after his vacation abroad“.

Russia Today: “Russia and Norway have made a final move in resolving their 40-year-old territorial dispute as President Medvedev met Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg for talks”.

IN RUSSIAN
Газета.ru: “Экс-глава ЮКОСа Михаил Ходорковский предостерег власти Великобритании от восстановления тесных экономических и политических связей с Россией, до того, как Кремль выполнит требования по демократизации страны и защите прав человека”.

Лента.ru: “В Шалинском районе Чечни утром 19 сентября при взрыве пострадали трое сотрудников милиции. Об этом сообщает ‘Интерфакс’ со ссылкой на источник в правоохранительных органах”.

Saturday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
Interfax: “Modernization of the Russian economy will require political transformation as well, said Anatoly Chubais, the head of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (Rusnano).”

IN RUSSIAN
Лента.ru: “Лидер российского гей-движения и организатор гей-парадов Николай Алексеев намерен просить политического убежища в Белоруссии. Об этом гей-активист, находящийся в Минске, сообщил агентству ‘Интерфакс’ в нескольких SMS-сообщениях”