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Iran car-maker to send 15,000 cars to ex-Soviet states


August 14th, 2012 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's largest car-maker Iran Khodro (IKCO) is planning to export 15,000 cars to Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Belarus by the end of this year.Iranian news ... Read more...

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Russia leads world in illegal migration


June 29th, 2012 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has the world's largest number of illegal migrants, accounting for almost seven percent of the country's working population, according to a report by the ... Read more...

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Russian election commission website hacked


March 5th, 2012 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The website of Russia's Central Election Commission came under hacker attack from within Russia and abroad during the presidential election, a top official said.The commission's ... Read more...

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Putin opposes visas for former Soviet states


February 7th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Tuesday defended the country's immigration policy, saying the introduction of visas for the former Soviet republics would finally push them away ... Read more...

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Global paedophile ring busted in Russia


December 14th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An international ring of 130 paedophiles has been busted in Russia, a public organisation said Wednesday.The League of Internet Security said it broke the ring ... Read more...

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Virgin Mary relic displayed in Moscow


November 24th, 2011 - 6:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A belt believed to have belonged to the Virgin Mary is on display at Moscow's Christ the Savior cathedral and is drawing huge crowds.Around 50,000-60,000 ... Read more...

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Putin denies Russia wants to revive Soviet Union


October 18th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin denied that Russia has ambitions to re-integrate the former Soviet states."We are not talking about political integration, about the revival ... Read more...

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Kazakhstan holds presidential polls


April 3rd, 2011 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Astana, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Presidential elections began Sunday in Kazakhstan that has an electorate of over nine million.The voting at 9,700 polling stations started at 7 a.m. and will ... Read more...

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Russia to introduce drug tests for students


February 17th, 2011 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia may introduce mandatory drug tests for students, including schoolchildren, this year, an official said Wednesday. The issue of students' drug testing was raised in September 2009 ... Read more...

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World’s worst nuclear accident site to become tourism hotspot


December 15th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 15 (ANI): Chernobyl, an abandoned city in northern Ukraine where the world's worst nuclear accident happened, could now become a tourism hotspot.Ukraine's Emergency Situations Ministry have started working on a ... Read more...

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Eight-year-old Ukrainian gets conscription notice


April 22nd, 2010 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) No kidding! Age no bar for conscription. It was a shock for the Ukrainian parents whose eight-year-old son has been ordered to serve the country's armed forces. The ... Read more...

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Moscow has right to nuclear first-strike: security chief


October 15th, 2009 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 15 (DPA) Russia will insist on the right to pre-emptive nuclear strikes against aggressor countries in its new military doctrine, the head of the country's Security Council said Wednesday. Nikolai ... Read more...

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Russia ‘worried’ by EU’s Eastern plans: Lavrov


April 28th, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Luxembourg, April 28 (DPA) Russia would like to believe European Union assurances that the bloc is not trying to create a sphere of influence in the former USSR, but the EU has ... Read more...

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Russian senator hails Obama’s flexibility in foreign policy


April 28th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama, in his first 100 days in office, has demonstrated flexibility in foreign policy and a willingness to use dialogue rather than confrontation, ... Read more...

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US, NATO under pressure to find alternatives to beleaguered troop supply lines


April 13th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Apr.13 (ANI): US and NATO officials are reportedly under pressure to find alternatives to their beleaguered supply lines in the wake of Sunday's pre-dawn attack by militants on a NATO ... Read more...

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US, Russia must clear ‘toxic assets’ from relations: Medvedev


April 1st, 2009 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 31 (DPA) Russia and the US need to clear "toxic assets" souring their relations and work together on key global issues, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in an article ... Read more...

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Obama backs NATO expansion, pledges to improve US-Russia ties


March 25th, 2009 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (DPA) US President Barack Obama said Wednesday he backs the expansion of NATO to European countries aspiring to join the alliance but also pledged to work towards re-invigorating ... Read more...

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Russia fully cuts gas to Ukraine, ups supplies to Europe (Lead)


January 1st, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 1 (RIA Novosti) Russia's gas export monopoly Gazprom said Thursday that it has fully cut gas supplies to Ukraine but increased deliveries to Europe after last-ditch talks failed late Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Abkhazia, South Ossetia no precedents for other rebel regions: Russia


September 18th, 2008 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 18 (RIA Novosti) Russia Thursday said its recognition of Georgia's breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia as independent states does not set a precedent for other post-Soviet breakaway regions."Unlike ... Read more...

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Abkhazia seeks to join CIS, Russia-Belarus Union State


September 11th, 2008 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sochi (Russia), Sep 11 (RIA Novosti) Georgia's breakaway region Abkhazia is seeking to join the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Russia-Belarus Union State, Abkhazia's President Sergei Bagapsh said Thursday. The ... Read more...

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Petro politics at heart of Russia-Georgia clash, says expert


August 16th, 2008 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.16 (ANI): In both geopolitical and economic terms, the United States appears a loser in the Russia-Georgia conflict, says an energy expert, who believes the current war is not about ... Read more...

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After Georgia, will there be other separatist hotspots?


August 16th, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
By Ben Nimmo Brussels, Aug 16 (DPA) When Western powers in February gave their blessing to the independence of the Serbian province of Kosovo, opponents warned it would trigger separatist violence across Europe. ... Read more...

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Leaders of former Soviet states show solidarity with Georgia


August 13th, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Tbilisi, Aug 13 (RIA Novosti) Leaders of Poland and four other post-Soviet countries have appeared alongside Georgia's president at a mass rally here in a show of solidarity against Russian incursions ... Read more...

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Russia seeking to topple Georgia’s government: McCain


August 12th, 2008 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, Aug 11 (DPA) Russia's military offensive is designed to oust Georgia's democratically-elected government and intimidate other former Soviet states seeking closer ties to the West, Republican presidential hopeful John McCain said ... Read more...

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Rasna plans major expansion in foreign markets


July 17th, 2008 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Popular fruit drinks concentrate maker Rasna, which has presence in 40 countries, is planning to expand its operations to Africa and CIS countries. Speaking on the sidelines ... Read more...

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Turning ruble into regional currency a strategic objective: Medvedev


June 25th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Moscow, June 25 (RIA Novosti) Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Wednesday said turning the Russian ruble into a regional reserve currency was an important strategic objective. "In a period of global financial ... Read more...

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Russia scraps Topol ballistic missile system


May 29th, 2008 - 8:51 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Moscow, May 29 (RIA Novosti) Russia has dismantled six outdated Topol mobile ballistic missile systems under an international treaty on strategic arms reduction, the Strategic Missile Forces said in a statement ... Read more...

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Belarus to assume presidency of CIS premiers’ council


May 23rd, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Minsk, May 23 (RIA Novosti) Belarus will take on the rotating presidency of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) council of prime ministers at a session here Friday, the country's foreign ... Read more...

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Russia wants new international security


April 22nd, 2008 - 9:50 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Moscow, April 22 (RIA Novosti) Russia Tuesday said it wants new international agreements on security and disarmament to be concluded. "We intend to press for the drafting of new agreements in ... Read more...

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Enlargement row overshadows NATO’s Afghan plan


April 4th, 2008 - 3:11 am ICT by admin
DPA Bucharest, April 4 (DPA) A row over the organisation's enlargement dominated the second day of NATO's summit in Bucharest Thursday, delaying and overshadowing crucial talks on international efforts to stabilize Afghanistan. NATO ... Read more...

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No trade-off on NATO growth, missile shield: Bush


April 1st, 2008 - 6:51 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Kiev (Ukraine), April 1 (RIA Novosti) US President George W. Bush said Tuesday there would be no deal with Moscow on withdrawing American support for Georgia's and Ukraine's NATO bids in ... Read more...

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NATO calls on Russia to rejoin arms control treaty


March 29th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by admin
DPA Brussels, March 29 (DPA) The NATO military alliance called on Russia to rejoin a post-Cold War era treaty that regulates armed forces in Europe, and warned that it would not uphold its ... Read more...

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Whatever happened to Baltic unity?


February 25th, 2008 - 9:59 am ICT by admin
By Aleks Tapinsh Riga (Latvia), Feb 25 (DPA) Bickering over energy issues, dealing with Russia's influence and joining the European Union (EU) and NATO have damaged the unity of the three Baltic countries. ... Read more...

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