Russian news items posted to Russian Notes by Dr. Bruce Holl
Bloomberg: “Relations between Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and Russia have deteriorated so far that the Kremlin is seeking to oust him, a Belarusian opposition leader said.”
Interfax: “During a meeting in Yokohama on Friday, Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed their intention to develop bilateral relations in all areas and agreed to look for a mutually acceptable solution to the territorial issue.”
ITAR-TASS: “A group of hermits spotted by rescuers in the highlands on the territory of Tuva on Friday will be evacuated by a Mi-8 helicopter of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations, a source from Buryatia’s branch of the Ministry for Emergency Situations told Itar-Tass on Saturday.”
RIA Novosti: “Russian historian and Stalin apologist Igor Pykhalov has been beaten outside his St. Petersburg home by two unidentified attackers, Russian media report.”
Би-би-си: “Российский президент Дмитрий Медведев и премьер-министр Японии Наото Кан, встретившиеся в Йокогаме, где проходит саммит стран Азиатско-тихоокеанского экономического сотрудничества (АТЭС), договорились развивать доверительный диалог между двумя странами“.