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Syrian President Meets Russian Envoy Over Lebanon Crisis

MOScow News - Fri, 2007-04-20 01:35
President Bashar Assad met Thursday with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Sultanov who is in the region to try to resolve the political impasse between pro- and anti- Syrian factions in Lebanon.
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EU Trade Commissioner Warns of Troubles in EU-Russia Partnership

MOScow News - Fri, 2007-04-20 01:17
The EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said on Thursday, April 19, that EU-Russia relations could go very wrong as mistrust over energy issues builds on both sides. He plans to call for rules to govern the global energy trade during a conference, which is set to take place in Italy on Friday, April 20.
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Abramovich Number One in New Forbes Russia Rich List

MOScow News - Thu, 2007-04-19 06:55
According to the Forbes magazine's annual survey of the wealthiest 100 Russians, which was published on Thursday, April 19, Roman Abramovich is still Russia's richest citizen. He has a fortune of $19.2 billion.
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Moscow University Locks Foreign Students in Dormitory to Keep Them Safe - Report

MOScow News - Thu, 2007-04-19 05:41
A leading Moscow university has ordered its foreign students to remain in their dormitories for the weekend because of fears of ethnic violence ahead of Adolph Hitler's birthday April 20.
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Soviet Submarine Sinks in Providence River

MOScow News - Thu, 2007-04-19 04:27
An old Soviet submarine now used as a floating museum sank and was completely submerged in the Providence River after being battered by a powerful nor'easter earlier this week.
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Russian Journalists Report Media Restrictions

MOScow News - Thu, 2007-04-19 04:21
Russia's biggest private radio network journalists have said they were told to keep Kremlin critics off the air by new managers brought in from state-run television. New managers denied they were imposing censorship.
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Six Russian Policemen Wounded in Chechnya Attack

MOScow News - Thu, 2007-04-19 03:05
Gunmen injured six Russian policemen during a night attack on a checkpoint on the outskirts of the Chechen capital, Grozny, on Wednesday, an interior ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
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Russia to Build Underwater Tunnel to Alaska

MOScow News - Thu, 2007-04-19 02:59
Official from the Russian Economy Ministry told reporters on Wednesday, April 18, that Russia plans to build the world's longest tunnel, a transport and pipeline link under the Bering Strait to Alaska, as part of a $65 billion project to supply the U.S. with oil, natural gas and electricity from Siberia.
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EC President Barroso Urges Russia to Lift Ban on Polish Meat

MOScow News - Thu, 2007-04-19 02:52
On Wednesday, April 18, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said that Brussels had given Russia enough information to ease its concerns about Polish sanitary standards and urged Moscow to lift a meat import ban.
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Russia to Invest $1Bln of Oil Revenues in Nanotechnology

MOScow News - Thu, 2007-04-19 02:30
Over the next three years Russia will invest over $1 billion of its oil and gas export revenues in buying equipment for nanotechnology research in an effort to diversify an economy now heavily dependent on raw materials, First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Wednesday, April 18.
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Russia, U.S. Still Differ Over Kosovo Independence - Lavrov

MOScow News - Thu, 2007-04-19 01:57
Russia said on Wednesday it still had a different view to Washington about Kosovo's future despite a U.S. request for Moscow to back a U.N. resolution to grant the province independence from Serbia.
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Russian Amur Leopard Close to Extinction - WWF

MOScow News - Thu, 2007-04-19 01:52
Logging, building, farming and poaching have virtually killed off the Amur Leopard, the wild cat living in the Far East territories of Russia, environmentalists say.
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Gazprom Takes Formal Control of Sakhalin-2, Russia Approves Phase 2 Budget

MOScow News - Thu, 2007-04-19 01:45
On Wednesday, April 18, Russia's state-run gas monopoly Gazprom has taken formal control of Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project in the Far East. Meanwhile the Russian Industry and Energy Ministry has approved the second stage budget for development of the project, which equals $19.4 billion.
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Rosneft Wins Fifth Auction for Yukos Assets

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-18 07:27
A subsidiary of Russia's state-run oil producer Rosneft has won the fifth auction for smaller assets of the now bankrupt oil company Yukos, the country's federal property fund said on Wednesday, April 18.
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U.S. Allows Russia to Inspect Polish Missile Site

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-18 07:05
U.S. is ready to allow Russian experts to inspect a missile defense site likely to be placed in Poland to convince Moscow it poses no threat to its interests.
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Artifacts With Extraterrestrial Writings Discovered Near Tunguska Site

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-18 05:53
Scientists from the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk claim that they have discovered several artifacts with extraterrestrial writings near the fall site of the Tunguska meteorite.
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Russian Opposition Figure Kasparov Questioned Over Extremism

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-18 04:06
Russia`s former chess champion Garry Kasparov was summoned for questioning over extremism. A statement on his website said the FSB was investigating whether he made calls for extremist action before the weekend protests.
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Four Russians Arrested in Sweden Over Human Trafficking

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-18 04:03
Swedish prosecutors have charged four Russian citizens, three men and one woman, with aggravated pimping and human trafficking and face a maximum of eight years in prison and deportation.
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International Aviation Watchdog Says Russia Most Dangerous Place to Fly

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-18 03:33
Russia remains the most dangerous place to fly despite global improvements that made 2006 the safest year on record, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said in its annual report.
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Ukrainian Helicopter Crashes, Casualties Reported

MOScow News - Wed, 2007-04-18 03:31
A helicopter used for agricultural works crashed in Ukraine on Tuesday killing one passenger and injuring the pilot.
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