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July 01

Thursday News Items

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News items posted to Russian Notes by Dr. Bruce Holl

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Bloomberg: "Georgia???s government said Russian snipers in the breakaway region of Abkhazia opened fire on police in the border city of Ganmukhuri, wounding one officer."

Interfax: "The 100,000 copies of a book titled 'Putin. Results. 10 Years' by Boris Nemtsov, a co-chairman of the opposition group Solidarity, and economist Vladimir Milov, which were seized by police in St. Petersburg in mid-June, will be returned to their owners following analysis on Thursday, Olga Kurnosova, executive director of the opposition United Civic Front, told Interfax."

ITAR-TASS: "The secretary-general of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, Nikolai Bordyuzha, said on Thursday CSTO member-states are preparing a decision on military and technical assistance to Kyrgyzstan hit by ethnic riots." However RIA Novosti reports that "The rapid reaction forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will not be deployed to troubled Kyrgyzstan, the post-Soviet security bloc's secretary general said Thursday."

Reuters India: "Eight percent of Russians believe their national team will win the World Cup, despite the fact that it never qualified for the tournament, an independent poll has showed."

RFE/Radio Liberty: "A protest against a bill that would increase the powers of Russia's main domestic security service has been blocked by police who detained two demonstrators, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports." RFE/Radio Liberty also reports that "Members of the pro-Kremlin youth movement Nashi and other activists have disrupted another book presentation by opposition politician Eduard Limonov."

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posted at 06:30 U.S. Central Time Zone on Thursday 01 July 2010 by Dr. Bruce Holl