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Russia urges UN observers to stay in Syria


August 15th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS) Moscow believes the UN observers in Syria should continue their work there, as a withdrawal of the mission would cause "extremely negative consequences", the Russian Foreign ... Read more...

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Russian PM exhorts athletes to do best at Sochi Games


August 14th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has expressed the hope that Russian athletes would do their best at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.With the conclusion of the ... Read more...

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Kyrgyz activists demand closure of US airbase


March 16th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek, March 15 (IANS) Social activists in Kyrgyzstan plan to block the entrance to a US airbase next week in a bid to demand its early closure, a media report ... Read more...

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Russia denies deal with Iran over military cooperation


February 9th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS) Russia and Iran have not reached any deals regarding bilateral military-technical cooperation during their latest bilateral meeting Wednesday, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.Rogozin's ... Read more...

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Russia to build up Northern Sea naval presence


November 8th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 8 (IANS) Russia would increase its submarine task force along its Northern Sea Route, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.Speaking at a national transport industry conference in Russian's ... Read more...

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Russia to veto UN resolutions aimed at ‘toppling regimes’


October 7th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 7 (IANS) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev warned Friday that Russia would veto future UN Security Council sanctions to topple political regimes by Western powers."Russia will continue standing against ... Read more...

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Russia unlikely to join WTO in 2011: Minister


September 17th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 17 (IANS) Chances for Russia to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by the end of this year were very low, a Russian minister has said.Economic Development Minister ... Read more...

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Lost Russian satellite a threat in space?


August 27th, 2011 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS) A Russian satellite that was lost in space may pose a threat to other space vehicles or satellites, an official said.Heavy satellite Express-AM4 was lost Aug ... Read more...

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Four killed in Russian plane crash


August 21st, 2011 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS) A light plane crashed near Russia's second largest city of St. Petersburg, killing all four people onboard, rescue service officials said.The crash occurred 50 km from ... Read more...

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Gaddafi would step down if security is guaranteed


July 6th, 2011 - 5:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 6 (IANS/AKI) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has said he would step down if his security is guaranteed, according to a Russian official."The colonel (Gaddafi) is sending signals that ... Read more...

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We’ll meet aliens in next 20 years: Russian scientist


June 28th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Human beings will meet creatures from outer space within the next 20 years, a top Russian scientist has said."The genesis of life is as inevitable as ... Read more...

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China to get 34 Russian helicopters by August


May 20th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) Russia will complete the sale of 34 transport helicopters to China by August, the China Daily quoted a Russian new agency as saying Friday.The Mi-171 helicopters ... Read more...

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Russian cosmonauts never had sex in space: Expert


April 23rd, 2011 - 8:09 am ICT by ANI
Moscow, Apr. 23 (ANI): Russian or Soviet cosmonauts never had sex in space in the 50 years of human exploration of the cosmos, according to a Russian expert."There's no official or ... Read more...

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Russia regains contact with lost satellite


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 22 (IANS) Russian authorities have re-established contact with a military satellite missing since February, Xinhua reported Friday.The space forces received telemetric information from the Geo-IK-2 satellite and analysis ... Read more...

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Gaddafi needs to go: Obama


March 22nd, 2011 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi "needs to go", but asserted that the ongoing international air raids in support of ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber kills dozens at Moscow airport


January 24th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- A suicide bomber killed up to 31 people at Moscow's busiest airport on Monday afternoon, officials said, prompting a major security alert in the Russian capital.The ... Read more...

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Foster parents in Russia may undergo special training


January 8th, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 8 (IANS) Terming parenting "a super serious matter", Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said prospective foster parents should undergo mandatory training.At present, Russia does not have laws regulating training for ... Read more...

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Former Russian intelligence officer dismisses Putin’s spy claims


December 4th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, Dec.4 (ANI): A former Russian military intelligence officer has dismissed Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's claim that Russian spies did not engage in torture or kidnapping.Historian Boris Volodarsky, a UK-based veteran of ... Read more...

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Russia to spend $2 bn to clean space around Earth


November 24th, 2010 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 24 (IANS) Russia will build a special orbital pod worth $2 billion that would sweep up satellite debris from space around the Earth.Every year, the space near Earth becomes more ... Read more...

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At least four dead after shooting in Russia’s Chechen parliament


October 19th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by BNO News
GROZNY, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least four people were killed on Tuesday after attackers broke into the parliament building of Russia's Chechen parliament, Russian news agencies reported.The RIA news agency reported ... Read more...

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Russian Spies Given Top Kremlin Honors


October 19th, 2010 - 2:53 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Russian spies which were traded recently in the biggest swap of spies since the Cold War, were given honors at a special Kremlin ceremony of which there ... Read more...

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Russian police arrest 20 for anti-government protest


September 13th, 2010 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 12 (DPA) Police in Moscow Sunday violently broke up a peaceful but unapproved demonstration of government opponents, arresting at least 20 people, the Interfax news agency reported. The demonstrators shouted "anti-government ... Read more...

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Medvedev seeks more cooperation with Afghanistan, Pakistan


August 19th, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (DPA) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called Wednesday for closer cooperation between Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. All four nations should revert to the economic projects under way during Soviet times, ... Read more...

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Medvedev says Russia’s fire situation ’still tense’


August 12th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 12 (DPA) The number and extent of forest fires in Russia's central European provinces showed signs of abating for the first time in weeks, but the situation was "still tense", ... Read more...

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Radioactive risk warning as Russian fires out of control


August 10th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 10 (DPA) Firefighters in Russia had yet to make headway against the worst wildfires in the country's history Tuesday despite international help, with more than 550 fires still burning, the ... Read more...

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Pollution level goes up as Russia battles fires


August 8th, 2010 - 1:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 7 (DPA) Visibility in some parts of Moscow dropped to below 50 metres and air pollution reached more than six times normal levels Saturday, as Russia battled more than 300 ... Read more...

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Kosovo secession legal, rules International Court of Justice


July 23rd, 2010 - 7:12 am ICT by IANS
Belgrade/Pristina, July 23 (DPA) The UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled Thursday that Kosovo broke no laws by declaring independence, disappointing Belgrade and exhilarating Pristina. Court President Justice Hisashi Owada said that ... Read more...

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Ten killed in South Ossetia as bus plunges into ravine


July 18th, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (DPA) Ten people were killed Sunday after the bus in which they were travelling crashed into a ravine near the border between Georgia and Russia, the Interfax news agency ... Read more...

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Russian spy calls family from Britain after swap


July 11th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Moscow/Washington, July 10 (DPA) Russian nuclear expert Igor Sutyagin contacted his family by telephone Saturday from Britain, a day after participating in a spectacular spy swap between Russia and the US, the ... Read more...

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Russian scientist in ’spy swap’ flown to Vienna (Second Lead)


July 8th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/Vienna, July 8 (DPA) A Russian scientist convicted of giving nuclear secrets to the US reportedly arrived in Vienna Thursday as part of a purported spy-swap arrangement between the two former Cold ... Read more...

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Russian Mathematician Decision To Reject Prize Money Surprise All


July 2nd, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 2, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Grigory Perelman’s refusal to accept such a lump sum as $1 million hit the headlines of almost all esteemed dailies earlier this year.A ... Read more...

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Russian police seize books criticising Putin


June 16th, 2010 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 16 (DPA) Russian police have seized 100,000 copies of a book criticising Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the website of government opponent Garry Kasparov reported Wednesday. The book, entitled "Putin. Results. 10 ... Read more...

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Kyrgyzstan prepares for Russian troops as toll rises (Lead)


June 14th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/Bishkek, June 14 (DPA) Officials at a Kyrgyz airport located in the strife-riven southern city of Osh have been ordered to prepare the facility for the arrival of Russian troops, the AKIpress ... Read more...

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Russia to consider military aid for Kyrgyzstan


June 14th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/Bishkek, June 14 (DPA) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will consider military aid for Kyrgyzstan, after rejecting an initial request on the weekend, Russia's Echo Moskwy radio reported Monday. The members of the ... Read more...

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Iran’s nuclear plant to be ready in August: Russia


May 20th, 2010 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/Rome, May 20 (DPA) Iran's first nuclear power plant will start up in August regardless of possible sanctions against the country, the head of Russia's nuclear corporation Rosatom told the Interfax news ... Read more...

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