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Faulty boilers caused Indian aircraft carrier’s trial snags (Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sea trials of an Indian Navy aircraft carrier refitted at a Russian shipyard were unsuccessful due to design failures in the vessel's boilers, a former ... Read more...

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India carrier’s trial snags blamed on faulty boilers


September 18th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sea trials of an Indian Navy aircraft carrier refitted at a Russian shipyard were unsuccessful due to design failures in the vessel's boilers, a former ... Read more...

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Indian Navy hopeful of getting INS Vikramaditya by April 2013 (Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Moscow, Sep 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Amid reports of another delay in the delivery of INS Vikramaditya, the Indian Navy said Monday it was hopeful of getting the refurbished aircraft ... Read more...

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Sarah Brightman in talks over space trip


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British singer Sarah Brightman, the world's bestselling classical vocalist, is in talks with tourism firm Space Adventures to become the world's eighth space tourist, a ... Read more...

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Russia denies sending chemical weapons to Syria


August 21st, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria has no Russia-made chemical weapons stockpile, a Russian official said Tuesday.Col. Vladimir Mandych, deputy director of the Federal Agency for Safe Storage and ... Read more...

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Madonna broke ‘gay propaganda’ law: Russian official


August 11th, 2012 - 8:11 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A city councilor in Russia's St. Petersburg city has accused US pop star Madonna of violating a controversial local law banning "homosexual propaganda" during ... Read more...

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Surge in Cocaine mail trafficking: Russian official


July 30th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Growing online trade has encouraged drug traffickers to increasingly use mail services to deliver cocaine to their clients, a top Russian police official in charge ... Read more...

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Iran’s n-plant launch delayed


May 30th, 2012 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The full capacity launch of Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, the first in the country, may be rescheduled to June from May, a Russian official ... Read more...

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Putin, Obama to meet at G20 summit in June


May 30th, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama will continue efforts to improve bilateral ties and sign an agreement on future cooperation ... Read more...

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Russian official survives murder attempt


May 29th, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS) A district administration official in Russia's North Caucasus region was shot at several times by unknown gunmen by he survived the assassination attempt, RIA Novosti reported.The ... Read more...

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French army seeks Russian mine detectors


May 29th, 2012 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French army experts have expressed interest in Russian improvised explosive device detection systems, following a recent visit to a Moscow training ground, a Russian official ... Read more...

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Russia blames Georgia for swine flu


April 9th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A top Russian official Monday blamed a recent outbreak of African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) in the country on Georgia. The virus affects only animals ... Read more...

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Russian official charged for $14 mn bank fraud


March 13th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian authorities Monday charged a top state bank official over $14 million fraud.According to the interior affairs ministry, Russian law enforcement officials have formally presented ... Read more...

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‘India-Russian space ties can overwhelm developed nations’


February 18th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata Feb 17 (IANS) The joint efforts of India and Russia can overwhelm many developed nations in space technology, a senior Russian official said Friday."We should cooperate in this field...where ... Read more...

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India, Russia prepare for INDRA-2012 military drills


February 7th, 2012 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and India Monday started preparations for the joint INDRA-2012 military exercises scheduled to be held in Russia this summer, a Russian official said.Lt. Col. ... Read more...

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Drunken Russian official fired for jumping out of window


January 24th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian official has been sacked for jumping out of the office window while drunk.Alexander Vatrushkin worked with the Investigative Committee in Ulyanovsk, around 750 ... Read more...

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Russia, Iran to sign anti-drug deal


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Iran are all set to sign an agreement to handle drug-trafficking, extremism and cyber crimes.Iran, which shares a 900-km border with the world's ... Read more...

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Nine Russian circus bears die touring Turkey


December 29th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A total of nine Russian circus bears died of smoke inhalation while touring Turkey, a Russian official said Thursday. The animals died when smoke filled ... Read more...

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India main market for Russian satellite navigation


December 13th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) India and Latin America are the priority markets for Russia's Glonass satellite navigation system, similar to the US' Global Positioning System, a top Russian official ... Read more...

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Russia to build AK-47 ammunition factory in Cuba


December 2nd, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 2 (IANS/EFE) Russia plans to build a factory in Cuba to make ammunition for AK-47 assault rifles, an official said Thursday."The components were taken to Cuba a few ... Read more...

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Kim Jong-Il wants to build brewery in Russia


August 27th, 2011 - 2:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, who visited Russia earlier this week, is interested in opening a brewery in the country's Far East, a Russian official ... Read more...

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Russia expects more tourists from India, China


August 24th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) India and China are among the major countries from where Russia expects more tourists, a top Russian official has said.Other countries that could contribute to ... Read more...

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Russia, US, Canada to hold anti-terror exercise


August 1st, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian, American and Canadian air forces will hold a joint anti-terrorism exercise Aug 8-11, a top Russian official said Monday.The Russian Air Force and ... Read more...

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ISS to be de-orbited, sunk in Pacific after 2020


July 27th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Built with great difficulty and labour, the International Space Station (ISS) will be de-orbited and sunk in the Pacific Ocean after 2020 like its Russian ... Read more...

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Russia, Britain to improve military cooperation


July 20th, 2011 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS) Russia and Britain have agreed on greater military cooperation in the near future, a top Russian official said."Relations between our military establishments will climb to a ... 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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Gaddafi says he will not leave Libya


June 13th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, June 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Defiant Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi says he has no intention of leaving the country, an official said.Gaddafi said this to the president of the world ... Read more...

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Work on BrahMos’ hypersonic version to begin this year: Russian official


June 12th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Development of a hypersonic version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile will begin this year, while tests of the air-launched version of the existing missile ... Read more...

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UN chief hails sacking of Russian official over racist remark


April 23rd, 2011 - 7:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the firing of a Russian migration service official over racial remarks he made in a television interview.Konstantin Poltoranin, ... Read more...

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Swine flu rising in Russia, Europe


January 17th, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of people infected with the pandemic A/H1N1 swine flu virus is on the rise in Russia and Europe, a senior Russian official said.Russia's chief sanitary ... Read more...

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Newspaper names ‘double agent’ that helped U.S. to break up Russian spy ring


November 11th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) -- A colonel from the Russian foreign intelligence agency, surnamed Shcherbakov, was the agent who helped the U.S. to break up a Russian spy ring earlier this year, a ... Read more...

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Israel says Russia-Syria weapons deal is an unwelcome development


September 22nd, 2010 - 2:15 am ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL (BNO NEWS) – Israel on Tuesday said that the announced Russia-Syria weapons deal is an unwelcomed development but not one they are not prepared for, the Israel Defense Forces Chief ... Read more...

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Russia to provide missiles to Syria despite US, Israel protests


September 18th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – Russia on Friday announced that it will provide missiles to Syria as agreed in a 2007 deal, despite protests by both the United States and Israel, media ... Read more...

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Indo-Russian transport aircraft to fly by 2017


September 12th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Gulshan Luthra New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Indo-Russian Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA), designed to replace India's AN 32 aircraft, should be flying in about seven years, a Russian official has said. ... Read more...

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Officers who killed Moscow Metro blasts’ suspect to be rewarded


August 22nd, 2010 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The security officers who Saturday killed the mastermind behind the Moscow Metro suicide bombings in March will be rewarded, a top Russian official said Sunday. Magomedsalam Magomedov, ... Read more...

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