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YEKATERINBURG— Video cameras are being mounted in forests of Russia’s Chelyabinsk region to prevent illegal cutting of trees and monitor the fire situation, the press office of the regional government told Itar-Tass on Saturday.
WASHINGTON—— Dmitry Rogozin, who is currently in the United States for talks with representatives from the Obama administration, on Friday had a meeting with a number of top-ranking officials from the U.S. Department of State.
BALI ISLAND, Indonesia— Diplomatic sources have described the Saturday meeting of the foreign ministers from the two Koreas as “very encouraging” in terms of settling the situation on the Korean Penisula.
MOSCOW— The Bulgaria pleasure boat that sank on the Volga River on July 10 will be towed to shallow water in the Kirelskoye dam, with its upper deck fully lifted, Timur Khikmatov from the lift supervisory staff told Itar-Tass over the phone on Saturday.
MOSCOW— Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has expressed his condolences to King of Norway Harald V and Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg over the death of people in a blast in Oslo and shooting at a youth camp in Utoya, the Kremlin press service reported on Saturday.
MOSCOW— The Uzbekistan’s citizens who were detained in a mass brawl on Moscow’s Komsomolskaya Square on Friday will be deported from Russia, a spokeswoman for Russia’s Federal Migration Service told Itar-Tass.
MOSCOW—— Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has expressed his condolences to his Norwegian counterpart Jens Stoltenberg over the death of people in a blast in Oslo and shooting at a youth camp in Utoya, the governmental press service reported on Saturday.
MOSCOW— Russia’s embassy in Oslo is taking effort to find out whether there were any Russian citizens on the Utoya island, where an armed man killed more than 80 people. According to preliminary information, there are no Russians among those killed, an officer with the Russian embassy told Itar-Tass over the phone on Saturday.
NOVO-OGARYOVO—— A total of six billion roubles might be allocated to support various agricultural sectors in Russian regions under regional economic programs, Russian Minister of Agriculture Elena Skrynnik said on Saturday at a meeting with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
MOSCOW— Norway has resumed border control for people arriving from the Schengen zone after a series of terrifying acts of terror, which claimed numerous human lives, an officer with the Russian embassy in Oslo said on Saturday.
NOVO-OGARYOVO— Belarus sticks to its commitments under a dehydrated milk agreement with Russia and exports no such products to Russia in order not to infringe upon interests of Russian farmers, Russian Minister of Agriculture Elena Skrynnik said on Saturday.
MOSCOW— As many as 12 vessels will escort the Bulgaria pleasure boat that sank on the Volga River on July 10 to shallow waters in the Kirelskoye dam. The Bulgaria’s upper deck has already been fully lifted, Timur Khikmatov from the lift supervisory staff told Itar-Tass over the phone on Saturday.
MOSCOW— Chairman of Russian State Duma international committee Konstantin Kosachev on behalf of other members of the lower parliament house has expressed condolences to the Norwegian people over the acts of terror in Oslo and Utoya.
MOSCOW— There are no children among those who are reported missing in the wreck of the Bulgaria pleasure boat that sank on the River Volga on July 10, a spokesman for the emergencies administration in the republic of Tatarstan told Itar-Tass on Saturday.
MOSCOW— No wildfires are reported in central Russian regions, a spokesman for the regional emergencies centre told Itar-Tass on Saturday.
MOSCOW— Abkhazia wants to normalize relations with Georgia but Tbilisi’s current authorities have blocked all paths to a dialogue, Abkhazia’s Prime Minister Sergei Shamba said on Saturday.
MOSCOW— Russia deeply condoles with the families of those killed in terrorist acts in Norway, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
MOSCOW— Five persons were hurt, including two children, in a bus-truck collision in Russia’s Ulyanovsk region, a spokesman for the local emergencies administration told Itar-Tass on Saturday.
MOSCOW— The pleasure cruiser Bulgaria, which sank on July 10 in central Russia claiming 114 lives, has begun to be towed to shallow waters of the Kirelskoye Zaton and then transported to the shore.
Eight people are still missing after the calamity.
KARACHI— Pakistan’s authorities hope for Russia’s aid to carrying out energy projects, chairman of the Committee on Investment Saleem Mandviwalla told journalists.
MOSCOW— Russia’s authorities have lifted a ban on vegetables import from the Czech Republic and Greece, the Federal Consumer Rights and Human Well Being Service (Rospotrednadzor) reported.
TBILISI— Two Georgian citizens have been in a youth camp in Utoya when it was attacked on, Georgian consul to Denmark and Norway Nino Kochorashvili said.
The fate of one of the citizens is unknown yet, Kochorashvili told journalists on Saturday.
MOSCOW— Investigators have questioned Yuri Tuchin, captain of the second ship, “Arbat”, that passed by the MS Bulgaria in distress, Investigation Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass on Saturday.
MOSCOW— Investigators have proved identity of a sunken man found in the Volga River, near Ulyanovsk, downstream the site where the Bulgaria pleasure cruiser sank, Investigation Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told on Saturday.
MOSCOW— Hundreds of young people, including activists of Russian youth movements, have laid wreaths at the walls of the Norwegian Embassy in Moscow and lighted candles in memory of the dead in a shooting at the youth camp in Utoya and in a bomb blast at the government’s building in Oslo.