Thursday News Items

Posted on 08/07 by bruceholl



News items posted to Russian Notes by Dr. Bruce Holl

IN ENGLISH
BBC: "Speculation is growing that the US and Russia are preparing a Cold War-style prisoner swap. The US lawyer defending one of 10 suspected Russian spies has said the case could be resolved when they face formal charges later on Thursday."

Interfax: "The Russian Foreign Ministry has asked the State Duma International Affairs Committee to recommend ratification of the new START, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said at the Thursday meeting of the parliamentary committee."

ITAR-TASS: "Russia???s Minister of Education and Science Andrei Fursenko told President Dmitry Medvedev that from 2012 all school pupils would have electronic diaries."

Reuters India: "The curators of an art exhibit that mixed religious icons with sexual and pop-culture images face up to three years in prison in a case that is testing the tolerance of Russia's government and its dominant church."

RFE/Radio Liberty: "A top Moldovan official has said after meetings in Moscow that he does not expect Russia to take strong measures against Moldova in response to its marking a 'Day of Soviet Occupation,' RFE/RL's Moldovan Service reports."

RIA Novosti: "Game specialists on Thursday killed an aggressive wild bear near the Esso village on the Kamchatka Peninsula, a regional environmental spokesman said."

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