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KAZAN –It is planned to complete the search through the MS Bulgaria by Thursday noon, after that the ship will be prepared for a rise.
MOSCOW – The ambassadors from ten countries will present their credentials to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at the Kremlin.
MOSCOW – The Russian government presidium will have a meeting to specify the procedure to levy an oil export duty from the projects, which are in effect under the agreements on the division of produce; will approve special prescription papers for the doctors to prescribe narcotic and psychotropic substances and will determine a status of servicemen from combined Russian-Abkhazian and Russian-South Ossetian military bases.
MOSCOW – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will hold a video conference with Yekaterinburg, which hosts the INNOPROM-2011 forum, and will speak with the winners of the first stage of a contest for new appointments on the posts of the general director and the directors on specific trends of the Agency of Strategic Initiatives.
THE SITUATION IN ARAB STATES
BEIRUT – General elections in Egypt are postponed from September to November; the rebels are taking allegiance oaths to the United Command in Libya.
THE NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE NATO GENERAL SECRETARY AND THE TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTER
ANKARA – Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will discuss regional issues with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen ahead of a meeting on the Libya Contact Group in Istanbul on July 15.
SOUTH SUDAN ACCEDED IN THE UNITED NATIONS
THE UNITED NATIONS – The flag of a new country – the Republic of South Sudan – will be raised solemnly in front of the UN headquarters in New York.
THE PRESENTATION OF THE SKOLKOVO INNOVATION CENTER IN ROME
ROME – An enlarged detailed presentation of the project of the Russian innovation center Skolkovo will be held in the Italian capital. The president of the Skolkovo Fund Viktor Vekselberg will meet with the Italian education minister and the chief of the Italian Post Company, which is leading in advanced communications, information and telecommunications technologies. The presentation will be held in the Italian Foreign Ministry attended by top officials of the country.
YEKATERINBURG – The international exhibition Innoprom-2011 will open. Some 23 Russian and 27 foreign delegations will participate in the exhibition. About 40 agreements to the tune of more than 50 billion roubles will be signed.
KALUGA – The Etnomir cultural and educational tourist center will begin the Days of CIS Youth in the Borovsk district of the Kaluga Region. The first international youth sport and education camp will last four days.
A MONUMENT TO GAGARIN TO BE UNVEILED IN LONDON
LONDON – An unveiling ceremony to the first world spaceman Yuri Gagarin will be held in the center of the British capital. The daughter of the first cosmonaut Yelena Gagarina, cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev and Natalia Korolyova, who is the daughter of the famous Soviet chief rocket construction manager and designer Sergei Korolyov, will attend the unveiling ceremony.
MOSCOW – Director of the Italian National Tourism Agency (ENIT) for tourism in the BRICS countries in 2011-2012 Marco Bruschini will hold a news conference devoted to the project “Italia Comes to You” at the Itar-Tass news agency. The news conference will be held within the framework the Russia-Italy Cross Year. The project to be implemented in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg is designed to intensify tourism cooperation between Russia and Italy.
MOSCOW – A news conference devoted to the world record in kitesurfing across the Bering Strait set by Russian kiteboarders will be held at the Itar-Tass news agency. Taking part in the news conference will be Russian kiteboarding champion Yevgeny Novozheyev, kitesurfing instructor Konstantin Aksyonov, VIVAX company director general Andrei Sorokin, who is also the expedition sponsor.