Saturday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
RFE/Radio Liberty: “Tatarstan has introduced a new holiday to commemorate the adoption of Islam in what is now the Russian Federation, RFE/RL’s Tatar-Bashkir Service reports.”

RIA Novosti: “Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski will visit the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Saturday to commemorate the 1940 massacre of about 4,000 Polish officers by the Soviet secret police NKVD.”

ПО-РУССКИ
NEWSru.com: “В российском сегменте Интернета – зоне .RU сегодня был зарегистрирован 3-миллионный по счету домен“.

Эхо Москвы: “В Москве продолжается митинг с требованием прямых выборов мэра столицы. Как сообщает корреспондент радиостанции ‘Эхо Москвы’, на Болотной площади собрались около полутора тысяч человек”.

Friday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
RIA Novosti: “The top court in the city of Moscow has ruled that the city authorities acted illegally in refusing opposition activists the right to stage a protest in downtown Moscow, leading Russian business daily Vedomosti said on Friday.”

RIA Novosti: “Neither the commissioner for human rights nor the police in Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Chechnya have not received any reports about attacks on women not wearing headscarves, a spokesman for the commissioner’s office said.”

Voice of Russia: “Police have found the body of a fifth militant killed in a special operation in Kirovaul, Dagestan.”

ПО-РУССКИ
Би-би-си: “Уполномоченный по правам человека в России Владимир Лукин попросил Генпрокуратуру проверить, действительно ли в Грозном на женщин, которые не носят платки, совершались нападения“.

Лента.ru: “В ходе спецоперации в селе Кироваул Кизилюртовского района Дагестана ликвидированы четверо боевиков. Об этом сообщает ‘Интерфакс’ со ссылкой на источник в правоохранительных органах республики”.

Thursday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
Interfax: “An operation to find the militants thought to be behind the deadly ambush on a military convoy in a remote district in east Tajikistan last week continues, a law enforcement source told Interfax.”

International Herald Tribune: “Antonina Pirozhkova, who as the widow of the renowned short-story writer Isaac Babel campaigned for more than half a century to keep his literary legacy alive after his execution by Stalin’s K.G.B., and who wrote a memoir about the last seven years of his life, died on Sept. 12 at her home in Sarasota, Fla. She was 101.”

ITAR-TASS: “Five leaders of the international terrorist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir have been detained in Tatarstan, the press service of the regional department of the Federal Security Service (FSB) told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.”

RFE/Radio Liberty: “The vice president of the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia has been wounded in a mortar attack on his house overnight.”

RIA Novosti: “Russian prosecutors handed over to Poland on Thursday another 20 volumes of documents on the Katyn massacre following a request by Polish investigators.”

RIA Novosti: “Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin relayed concerns on Thursday of a battle for Arctic territory by saying that partnership agreements would settle all border disputes in the region.”

ПО-РУССКИ
Би-би-си: “Премьер-министр России Владимир Путин заявил, что у мира нет оснований опасаться силового противостояния различных стран из-за природных ресурсов Арктики“.

NEWSru.com: “Генпрокуратура РФ передала Польше еще 20 томов материалов уголовного дела по расстрелу польских офицеров в Катыни. Документы переданы в рамках исполнения Генпрокуратурой РФ запроса польской стороны об оказании правовой помощи”.

Полит.ru: “В Новосибирске партия ‘Справедливая Россия’ жалуется, что их избирательный штаб блокировали милиционеры. По словам очевидцев, стражи правопорядка регулярно консультируются по телефону с вышестоящим начальством о том, что им делать дальше”.

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″.