SENSATION: RUSSIA ALSO BECAME AN OBJECT FOR AIR TERRORISTS’ ATTACKS
“Generally it is impossible to carry out an act of terror on the scenario which was used in the USA yesterday”. This was said by the commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, Anatoli Kornukov. “We had such facts too”
MUSCOVITES CONTINUE LAYING FLOWERS TO WALLS OF U.S. EMBASSY
Muscovites continue laying flowers to the walls of the U.S. embassy.
According to a RIA Novosti correspondent, the number of flowers at the U.S. embassy in Moscow keeps growing.
RUSSIAN EMERGENCIES MINISTRY RESCUE WORKERS LIKELY TO GO TO U.S.A.
Russian emergencies ministry rescue workers will probably go to the United States, said an informed source at the Russian Foreign Ministry.
TRAINING AND LIGHT AIRCRAFT FLIGHTS TEMPORARILY BANNED IN RUSSIA
Training flights and flights of light and ultra-light aircraft are temporarily prohibited in Russia, along with other measures undertaken to rule out possibility of terrorist acts with the use of aviation, said Wednesday the State Service of Civil Aviation (GSGA) attached to the Ministry of Transport.
RUSSIAN PATRIARCH: ALL WORLD FORCES SHOULD BE UNITED AGAINST INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM
Russian Orthodox Church Head, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexis II said Wednesday he "welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin's appeal to unite all the world's forces against the international terrorism".
MOSCOW HOLDS SERVICE FOR KILLED IN USA
A service for the killed in the US terrorist acts was held in Moscow. The believers held the service to honour the memory of all the Americans killed in the terrorist acts near the orthodox memorial "Reconciliation of peoples who fought in world and local wars" on Wednesday morning.
KURSK SALVAGE PRESS CENTER OPENING POSTPONED
The opening of the Kursk salvage international operation press center in Murmansk (Russia's European Far North) was postponed. The Russian president's press service spokesman said the postponement was linked with the tragic events in the USA.
THE RUSSIAN CONSULATE GENERAL IN NEW YORK IS FINDING OUT WHETHER THERE ARE VICTIMS AMONG THE RUSSIAN CITIZENS
The Russian Consulate General in New York rings up all the New York hospitals to find out whether there are Russian citizens who have suffered from the terrorist acts, RIA Novosti was told by press secretary of the Russian Embassy in Washington Yury Zubarev with reference to the information received from Russian Consul General in New York Vyacheslav Pavlovsky.
PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA CALLS ON GLOBAL COMMUNITY TO JOIN EFFORTS AGAINST TERRORISM
Patriarch Alexis II of Moscow and all Russia said the Russian Orthodox Church had been stunned by Tuesday's acts of terrorism in the United States.
MONGOLIA MARKS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MOSCOW STATE INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
A majority of professional Mongolian diplomats were trained in Moscow State Institute of International Relations. This was said at a gala meeting in the Mongolian foreign ministry, devoted to the 50th anniversary of the institute.
RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT STEPS UP DRUG-ADDICTION STRUGGLE
The Russian government will increase by one-third the financing of the federal specific anti-drug programme for the rest of 2001 and the entire year of 2002. This decision was taken at a conference held by Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov on combating drug-addiction and drug-trafficking.
RUSLAN KHASBULATOV, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF RUSSIA’S SUPREME COUNCIL: WHO NEEDS THE WAR IN CHECHNYA?
The most mysterious war started in 1994 when the tanks attacked the capital of Chechnya, the city of Grozny. It is not clear who needs this war; this winter it is going to be the 7th year of the war in Chechnya. All these years the Chechen campaign has been bringing profit to those who arranged it – the superprofit, to be more precise>
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON YOUTH PROBLEMS OPENS IN KHABAROVSK
"Youth in the new century: problems of health and education" is the theme of a three-day international conference that has opened Tuesday in Khabarovsk, a major city in the Russian Far East.
MOSCOW HOSTS EUROPEAN HELICOPTER FORUM
14 countries, including the USA, Israel, China, South Korea and Japan, have delegated representatives to the 27th European Helicopter Forum, which opened in Moscow on Tuesday.
WORK HAS BEEN RESUMED ON CUTTING OFF SUBMARINE'S FIRST COMPARTMENT
Early in the morning on Tuesday work was resumed in the Barents Sea on cutting off the first compartment of the Kursk nuclear submarine.
As was reported by a spokesman for the headquarters of the Northern Fleet
ANTIGLOBALISTS PLAN TO ATTACK ARMS TRADERS
Slogans are going to be as follows: “Fiesta for peace, against death,” “Down with arms traders’ gathering,” “Best defence is chaos.” Today, mass antiglobalist actions are expected in London where an international arms fair is opening.
SPECIAL 'GON' PONTOON FOR KURSK SUBMARINE TOWED TO MURMANSK
The special Gon pontoon will be towed Tuesday afternoon by the Yegorov sea tug from Severodvinsk to the ship-repair factory in the Roslyakovo settlement near Murmansk, said Tuesday navy spokesman Igor Dygalo.
SOFRINO MANUFACTURING VENTURE EXHIBITS CHURCH PLATE IN ARGENTINA
A church plate exhibition organised by Sofrino manufacturing venture of the Russian Orthodox Church /Sofrino is town outside Moscow/ in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires was a big success with the Argentinian public
GREATER PART OF FIRST COMPARTMENT ALREADY SEVERED FROM KURSK SUBMARINE
The greater part of the first compartment is already separated from the Kursk nuclear submarine, Gennady Sorokin, press-secretary of the Rubin Central Design Bureau, said on Monday. He is quoted by the RIA Novosti news agency as saying that "they will finish sawing the hull in several days".
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
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.
STREET IN NIZHNY NOVGOROD TO BE NAMED AFTER GERMAN CITY
A street in Nizhny Novgorod will be named after Essen, its German twin city, said Yury Lebedev, mayor of Nizhny Novgorod at a meeting with his colleague from Essen Wolfgang Reininger.
JEWISH COMMUNITIES' FEDERATION DELEGATION LEAVES FOR ISRAEL
The delegation of the CIS Jewish Communities' Federation headed by Berl Lazar leaves for Israel Monday.
EUROPEAN UNION ACCOMPLISHES SPACE TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROJECT FOR RUSSIA
VLADIMIR PUTIN ACCENTUATES NECESSITY TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
"Every Russian citizen must be sure that the medical services will be rendered to him or her in a timely manner and be of high quality", said Monday Vladimir Putin at the regular conference with the Cabinet Ministers.
HELSINKI FESTIVAL TO BE HELD IN MOSCOW
From September 11 to 14, in keeping with the 1993 cooperation agreement between the capitals of Russia and Finland, Moscow will host the Helsinki Festival.
SCHEDULED CUTTING OF HULL TO BE RESUMED
Experts believe that the scheduled cutting of the Kursk's hull will be resumed on Monday afternoon, a spokesman for the North Fleet Staff was quoted as saying referring to Chief of Special Naval Expedition Vice-Admiral Mikhail Motsak.
RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER LAW RELATED TO PENSION INVESTMENT
The government of Russia intends to consider and approve a draft law related to pension investment. This statement was made Monday by Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov, who spoke at the annual conference of foreign investors "Russian Economy on a Wave of Growth."