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LIFTING THE BULGARIA BOAT
MOSCOW/KAZAN – The operation to lift the Bulgaria boat, which wrecked on the Volga River, continues. The experts pushed under the bottom of the boat three of four ‘towels’ – metal strips necessary for the lifting.
MOSCOW – Presidium of Russia’s government will discuss fulfilment of the state programmes on formation of the budget expenses from 2013. Russia’s Minister of Economic Development Elvira Nabiullina will make a report on the topic.
BALI ISLAND – Agenda of the ministerial meeting in the format ASEAN plus 3 will feature topics on regional stability, including situation in the Korean Peninsula, as well as reaction to natural calamities, and food and energy security in the Asian-Pacific Region.
RF FOREIGN MINISTRY
MOSCOW – Spokesman of Russia’s Foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich will participate in a briefing on current agenda of Russia’s foreign policy.
PRIMERIES OF UNITED RUSSIA
MOSCOW – The United Russia Party begins the procedure of primaries to form its list of candidates for the elections to the State Duma.
BRUSSELS – Formation of the second programme of aid for Greece and overcoming of the system financial crisis of the euro zone will be key topics of the emergency EU summit.
NEW YORK – Last pre-trial hearings of the case of Viktor But, who is accused by the USA of arms smuggling.
NEW YORK – The Atlantis space ship will land at the Cape Canaveral for the last time, thus finishing the Space Shuttle programme.
KRASNOYARSK – Over 400 reporters from Russia’s regions will participate in the Yenisey.RF-2011 media forum.
MOSCOW – Five Russians will be among 23 competitors in half final of the Operalia contest, organised by Placido Domingo.
ST. PETERSBURG – Opening of a memorial board devoted to Galina Ulanova, a great Russian ballet dancer of the XX century.
ST. PETERSBURG – The Mariinsky Theatre will have a first night of an extravaganza opera staged by Benjamin Britten and based on Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.
BARNAUL – All-Russian festival called Shukshin’s Days in Altai begins.