CORRIDA IN ARMENIA REPUBLIC ENDED WITH KILLING BULL
Corrida which was banned in Moscow by mayor Yuri Luzhkov took place anyway, but in Erevan – the capital of the republic of Armenia. Like in Moscow it was promised the battle would be without any blood
SERGEI BORISSOV: CUBAN IMMIGRANTS THINK ABOUT FUTURE WITHOUT FIDEL CASTRO
Cuban immigration based on Florida state is becoming more active. Recently, director of Washington section of Cuban-American National Fund Dennis Hays shared his revelations with “Washinton Times”. Dennis Hays did not want to keep back that situation in Cuba was changing. Cuban immigrants say they expect Fidel Castro to leave soon the scene.
RUSSIAN-AMERICAN FARK.RU WEB-SITE LAUNCHED
The launching of the Russian-American web-site FARK took place today. For the first time one of the most dynamically developing foreign resources is now available on the Russian part of the Internet
ROMAN FOMIN: END OF VLADIMIR GUSINSKY’S EMPIRE. MEDIA-MOST HOLDING LIQUIDATED
The general meeting of shareholders of the Joint Stock Company Media-Most decided to liquidate the company today. Besides, the meeting also determined the procedure to convey the shares of 24 companies which remained at Media-Most, the shares are going to be handed over to Gazprom-Media
WARRANT FOR MURDER ISSUED
Law-enforcement bodies seriously regard the problem of search for the two dangerous criminals who escaped last week from “Butyrka” prison. It must be remembered that the criminals are Boris Bezotechestvo, Anatoli Kulikov and Vladimir Zhelezoglo condemned by at once several articles of the criminal code.
ROMAN FOMIN: GREECE WANTS MACEDONIA TO CHANGE ITS NAME
The Government of Greece addressed to the executive bodies of the European Union with a request to assist in solving the dispute with Macedonia regarding the name of the country. The discussion how to call the former Yugoslavian republic started back in 1991
ELECTION IN BYELORUSSIA: SCANDAL AGAIN?
In spite of OSCE observers who decided not only to observe election campaign in Byelorussia, but also the pre-election process and situation in the country on the whole, observers from CIS countries acknowledged the election to be “free, open and carried out according to all universal democratic principles”.
YURI RAZGULAEV: FOR ALL THAT KIRGHIZIA WANTS TO RECEIVE PAYMENTS FOR WATER
First boundary water check point has been opened in Kirghiz village Uch-Terek on Naryn river. Here, water flowing to neighbouring state Uzbekistan is being taken stock of. This fact confirms that Kirghizia really has intention to introduce payments for water which runs through its territory to other states of Middle Asia.
JUSTIN RAIMONDO: STANDING UP FOR MACEDONIA
Macedonia, NATO's latest conquest, is putting up as much resistance as it can muster, but, at this late date, that doesn't seem to be enough. Last week, in a bitter, almost heartbreaking speech to the Macedonian Parliament, Prime Minister Ljubco Georgievski denounced the NATO-imposed "peace" agreement, while admitting that they had no choice but to pass it.
TRAIKOVSKI HINTS: WE DON’T NEED NATO
Macedonia’s President Boris Traikovski has made a radio address. In his address, he cautiously hinted that is was no need to create of Macedonia a protectorate, like Kosovo or Bosnia. But will Mr. Traikovski’s words reach the ears of the alliance’s leadership?
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SERGEI BORISOV: ALBANIAN DIPLOMATS BEHAVE UNPATRIOTICALLY
Many officers at Albanian diplomatic missions prefer to stay abroad instead of returning home. The state has invested so heavily in diplomats’ training, but they behave so ungratefully, Albania’s Foreign Minister Pascal Milo has told journalists with bitterness.
CHRIS DELISO: THE MEANING OF BELARUS
On September 9, Belarus will go to the polls to elect a president, either the incumbent, Alexander Lukashenko, or one of his U.S.-sponsored challengers. In the Western media, at least, the decision has already been made: Mr. Lukashenko must go.
EMILIE ACQUITAINE: PAEDOPHILIA IN FRANCE
Two cases of paedophilia have shocked France this week, namely because in both cases, the perpetrators of this evil were people linked to educational services.
IRAQ EXPELS UN OFFICIALS
Washington spies have been expelled from Iraq for affecting this country’s national security, according to Baghdad.
UNITED KINGDOM: HEART PATIENT SELLS HOME TO BUY OPERATION ABROAD
In what is a shame for the British National Health Service, a man has sold his home to buy an operation in South Africa because of the long waiting lists in the United Kingdom.
BELIEVER, THE MOVIE BANNED IN VOLGOGRAD
The administration of the city of Volgograd did not allow the city cinema Pobeda (Victory) to show the American movie the Believer which was given the Grand Prix at the XIII Moscow International film festival
KOSOVO COURT RULED: SERBIAN TROOPS ACTS IN KOSOVO NOT GENOCIDE
The Supreme Court of Kosovo working under the UN aegis ruled that the actions of the Serbian troops in Kosovo in 1998 – 1999 could not be referred to as the genocide against the population in Albania
USA AND GAYS OF BELARUS AGAINST LUKASHENKO. ONE DAY LEFT BEFORE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
The capital of Belarus, Minsk has been shocked. It became the city to hold the gay pride parade - for the first time in the Commonwealth of Independent States
CHRIS DELISO: THE MEANING OF BELARUS.
ELECTION FEVER AND NATO'S INVISIBLE ARMY
On September 9, Belarus will go to the polls to elect a president, either the incumbent, Alexander Lukashenko, or one of his U.S.-sponsored challengers. In the Western media, at least, the decision has already been made: Mr. Lukashenko must go
SERGEI NIKOLAYEV: ULYANOVSK TO BECOME CULTURAL CAPITAL WITH NO HOT WATER
From this day on Vladimir Lenin’s home city (the leader of the Great October Revolution which took place in Russia in 1917) of Ulyanovsk will become the cultural capital of the Volga region. Ulyanovsk is the first city in the Volga administrative district which was awarded this title
MOZAMBIQUE : 189 CHILDREN INFECTED WITH AIDS EVERY DAY
140 minors are infected with the AIDS virus every day in Mozambique, according to recent statistics released by the National Council for Combatting AIDS.
EAST TIMOR: FRETILIN CLEAR WINNER
The clear winner of the elections in East Timor is FRETILIN. This party will thus have an absolute majority in the country’s new legislative assembly, which will draw up the Constitution of the newest state in the world.
ARGENTINA ON THE BRINK
As Argentina teeters on the brink of economic collapse, Brazil casts a wary eye over its shoulder and the rest of South America fears the worst: could this be the mega-recession this continent has been dreading?
IN DUBAI SWIMSUITS AND SWIMMING TRUNKS INTERDICTED
“Low of Proper Behaviour” has been put in force in one of the most advanced emirates – in Dubai. Though rules fixed in it seem rather to be a sign of backwardness.
LEFTIST ORGANIZATIONS ARE GETTING READY TO COME FORWARD IN MOSCOW
Moscow may experience big shock because of that. However these were not the first statements from the extremists, they all promised something grand like earthquakes before
OUR PARTNERS: ST. PETE’S BUSINESS CONTACTS CENTRE OPENS IN THE FINNISH CITY OF TURKU
More than 2 years have passed since the 1st St. Pete’s Business Contacts Centre opened in the Finnish city of Kotka. Today, the 2nd similar centre is opening in Turku. The chain is expanding: the BIZKON-Kotka is being added with BIZKON-Turku.
CHILDREN KILL THEIR PARENTS BECAUSE OF COMPUTER GAMES
4 young pals from the city of Tyumen loved playing computer games most of all. Especially they enjoyed it at night time when the prices in the local computer room were lower but anyway, there was a strong lack of money. Moreover it was not only the lack of money – the parents did not allow the guys to go out at night
ANDREI VALENTINOV: “SOMETIMES HISTORY MAKES TURNS WHICH ARE MUCH STRANGER THAN FICTION”
Andrei Shmalko, historian, specialist for Mycenaean culture and professor of Kharkov National University. At the same time he is Andrei Valentinov, the author of over a dozen of books and creator of a new genre – “kryptohistory” (a mixture of fantasy, folk-history, science fiction, detective story and real history – as you like it).
DANIEL MCADAMS: UNCLE SAM PLAYS THE BULLY IN BELARUS
Most Americans if told that several million of their tax dollars were being sent half way around the world to throw an election in favor of a senior member of the Soviet Communist Party, would go ballistic. At the least they might wonder whether Bill Clinton and his left-wing ideologues were somehow still running foreign policy in Washington.