Saturday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
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.”

ПО-РУССКИ
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“.

Газета.ru: “В городе Буйнакске республики Дагестан блокированы от трех до пяти боевиков, оказывающих в настоящий момент вооруженное сопротивление бойцам спецназа, сообщает «Интерфакс»”.

Friday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
ITAR-TASS: “The delayed signing of a Russian-Japanese economic protocol planned on Friday is not linked with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to the South Kuriles, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku told a news conference here on Friday.” RFE/Radio Liberty reports that “A spokeswoman for Dmitry Medvedev says the Russian president intends to meet with Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum this weekend.”

Reuters Africa: “The wife of a Russian journalist who was savagely beaten by unidentified attackers said Friday he had regained consciousness after lying in a medically-induced coma for almost a week.”

RIA Novosti: “Belarus will cut its oil supplies from Russia will next year and look for alternative sources of gas, President Alexander Lukashenko was quoted as saying on Friday.”

ПО-РУССКИ
Би-би-си “В центре Москвы на Пушкинской площади прошла акция в поддержку избитого журналиста газеты ‘Коммерсант’ Олега Кашина“.

Эхо Москвы: “Журналист Олег Кашин находится практически в полном сознании, однако пока еще не может общаться со следователями”.

Thursday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
ITAR-TASS: “Three suspected killers of 12 people, including four children, in the settlement of Kushchevskaya, the Krasnodar Territory, have been detained, spokesman for the Investigation Committee (SK) Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass on Thursday.”

RIA Novosti: “Muslim leaders in the southern Russian city of Voronezh have been asked by police to provide information on practicing Muslims in the region, a local Islamic group told RIA Novosti on Thursday.”

RIA Novosti: “Russian journalist Oleg Kashin, who was brutally attacked last week, regained consciousness on Thursday and may be removed from an artificial breathing apparatus, a hospital source said.”

ПО-РУССКИ
Газета.ru: “Следствие по делу о массовом убийстве 12 человек в станице Кущевская задержало четвертого подозреваемого, сообщил официальный представитель Следственного комитета РФ Владимир Маркин”.

Полит.ru: “Вчера в деле о покушении на журналиста ‘Ъ’ Олега Кашина в третий раз за четыре дня с момента его возбуждения сменилась следственная бригада. Теперь по приказу председателя СКП Александра Бастрыкина его отправили на самый верх — в главное следственное управление этого ведомства”.

Wednesday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
ITAR-TASS: “A soldier of the RF Interior Troops has been killed in an explosion in Chechnya.”

RBC: “A three-way agreement between Ukraine, Russia and the EU may boost guarantees for reliable Russian natural gas transit through Ukraine’s territory in Europe in the long term, Ukrainian Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov announced during a cabinet meeting today while commenting on the results of his visit to Austria on November 9.”

RIA Novosti: “Moscow and Warsaw plan to sign a new transit contract to supply 28 billion cubic meters of Russian gas per annum through the Polish stretch of the Yamal-Europe pipeline from 2020 to 2045, the Russian government said on Wednesday.”

RIA Novosti: “A woman in the Russian Urals city of Yekaterinburg is being investigated for illegally keeping an Amur tiger, one of Russia’s most endangered species, local police said.”

Russia Today: “Tbilisi should let Russian diplomats meet with the alleged spies detained in Georgia, to verify whether there are actually any Russian citizens among them, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.”

ПО-РУССКИ
Би-би-си: “Российская делегация в ООН представила на рассмотрение Третьего комитета (по гуманитарным вопросам и вопросам культуры) Генеральной Ассамблеи проект резолюции ‘О недопустимости эскалации современных форм расизма’“.

Лента.ru: “В ходе всероссийской переписи населения в Москве переписали более 11,7 миллиона человек. Об этом, как сообщает ‘Интерфакс’, заявил заместитель мэра города Валерий Виноградов”.

Полит.ru: “Супруга избитого журналиста Олега Кашина Евгения Милова опровергла появившуюся ранее информацию, что он ‘приходит в себя и открывает глаза‘. По ее словам, это недостоверная информация, но все ждут хорошей вести”.

Tuesday Russian News Items

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

IN ENGLISH
BBC: “A Russian editor nearly murdered two years ago is going on trial amid fears for journalists covering plans for a motorway from Moscow to St Petersburg.”

Interfax: “The Russian authorities ‘must stop this chilling trend of journalists being attacked with impunity,’ said John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Europe and Central Asia, after the violent beatings of several reporters in recent days.” RIA Novosti reports that “A bill will be introduced to the Russian parliament on Tuesday proposing the introduction of harsher punishments for people who attack journalists.” Bloomberg reports that “The U.S. called on Russian authorities to find and punish the people responsible for the ‘heinous’ beating near to death of Kommersant reporter Oleg Kashin.”

RFE/Radio Liberty: “The Moscow mayor’s office has rejected a request by activists to hold a “Day of Wrath” rally on November 12, RFE/RL’s Russian Service reports.”

RIA Novosti: “Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on Tuesday thanked security service officers for the recent operation in which 15 suspected Russian spies were arrested.”

ПО-РУССКИ
Би-би-си: “Избиение журналиста газеты ‘Коммерсант’ Олега Кашина подтверждает тенденцию к насилию в отношении представителей СМИ в России, говорится в заявлениях ОБСЕ и госдепартамента США”.

Лента.ru: “Министерство иностранных дел России потребовало предоставить ему доступ к лицам, задержанным в Грузии по подозрению в шпионаже, сообщает РИА Новости со ссылкой на заявление главы МИД РФ Сергея Лаврова”.

Новая газета: “В Госдуму сегодня будет внесен законопроект, ужесточающий наказание за нападения на журналистов“.

Эхо Москвы: “Бывший глава ЮКОСа Михаил Ходорковский так же, как и экс-руководитель банка МЕНАТЕП Платон Лебедев, до оглашения приговора будут оставаться в следственном изоляторе“.