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THE MS BULGARIA LIFTING OPERATION
MOSCOW – A lifting operation of the MS Bulgaria, which sank on the Volga River. The specialists succeeded to lift the ship from the river bed and are preparing to lift it to the surface.
IN THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT
MOSCOW – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will chair a meeting for the development of low-rise construction in the Stupino district in the Moscow Region.
THE RUSSIA-ASEAN MEETING
THE BALI ISLAND (Indonesia) – A Russia-ASEAN ministerial meeting opened on the island. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is participating in the meeting.
BISHKEK – Kyrgyz Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin will have negotiations with the Kyrgyz leadership on cooperation development. He will meet with President Roza Otunbayeva and Parliament Speaker Akhmatbek Keldibekov.
DUBLIN – The Russian Northern Fleet big anti-submarine ship Admiral Chabanenko will visit the Dublin port.
MADRID – The chief of the executive committee of the Libyan Transitional National Council Mahmoud Gebril will round off his visit to Spain. He had negotiations with Spanish Foreign Minister Trinidad Jimenez and will meet with Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.
IN THE ARAB STATES
RABAT – A tense situation persists in eastern and western Libya. Isam Sharaf’s reshuffled government in Egypt to take an allegiance oath, the Egyptian prime minister pledged to cancel the emergency regime. The Syrian security forces made arrests in the Homs city after inter-confessional clashes in the city.
BEIRUT – The Syrian opposition will hold marches “in protection of national unity.” The rallies in support of Bashar Assad’s government are also expected.
PARIS – UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova will name a famous US jazz composer and musician and a Grammy winner Herbie Hancock as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.
IN RUSSIAN REGIONS
MOSCOW – Moscow will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the rebuff of the first massive Nazi air raid on the Russian capital during the Great Patriotic War.
ST. PETERSBURG – Russian People’s Artist Boris Eifman celebrates his 65th birthday with his best recent ballets staged at the Alexandrinsky Theatre.
SARATOV – A festival of the partisans of the healthy lifestyle entitled Khvalynskaya Wave will open in the Saratov Region under the support of the UN Population Division.