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MOSCOW — The Soyuz-2 carrier rocket was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome on Wednesday. It will orbit six American communications satellites of the Globalstar system. “The launch of the carrier rocket equipped with the Fregat upper stage was made at 06:27 MSK,” head of the press service of the Federal Space Agency (Roskosmos) Alexei Kuznetsov told Itar-Tass.
MOSCOW — The Federation Council has approved on Wednesday a new administrative border between Moscow and the Moscow region changed in accordance with a map and a description of the administrative border coordinated by the two sides.
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister SergeI Lavrov on Wednesday, July 13, announced the signing of an Air Navigation Services (ANS) Agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the State Air Traffic Management Corporation of the Russian Federation (ATM Corporation), which will increase U.S. – Russia air traffic control and navigation cooperation.
WASHINGTON — The Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security announced on Wednesday, July 13, that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov signed a bilateral adoptions agreement that will strengthen procedural safeguards in adoptions between our countries. This Agreement will provide additional safeguards to better protect the welfare and interests of children and all parties involved in inter-country adoptions.
VLADIVOSTOK — Vladivostok Mayor Igor Pushkarev demanded from military officials to search through the Snegovaya Pad residential area, where the shell exploded on Tuesday evening. Two people were killed and another two were heavily injured in the shell blast. All of them are Uzbek citizens, who worked for a local construction company.
MOSCOW — A united comprehensive system of transport security that has been designed by the national operator of Russian railways, the RZD, in cooperation with the Interior Ministry will embrace all major railway stations in Russia by 2013, RZD President Vladimir Yakunin said Wednesday. He took part in the opening of a situational center located in the building of the Paveletsky railway station.
MOSCOW — Human rights experts suggest to use the experience of Dagestan in other republics of the North Caucasus, where special commissions are involved in social adaptation for former militants, member of the Presidential Human Rights Commission Svetlana Gannushkina said on Wednesday.
SUKHUM — Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov arrived in Sukhum on Wednesday, July 13, for talks with acting Abkhazian President Alexander Akvab and Defence Minister, Colonel-General Mirab Kishmaria.
SUKHUM — Russia has no plans to increase the number of its troops in Abkhazia, Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said. “No such decisions have been made,” the minister said on Wednesday, July 13, commenting on press reports claiming that Russia and Abkhazia had allegedly decided to increase the number of Russian troops in this republic.
SUKHUM — Abkhazia’s acting President Alexander Ankvab praised the results of Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov’s visit to the country. “We discussed a rather wide range of issues concerning military aspects and the health recreational centre that interests the Abkhazian public,” Ankvab said on Wednesday, July 13.
TOKYO— The Russian Embassy in Tokyo informed the Japanese Foreign Ministry that outdated ammunition was being disposed on the South Kuriles, noting that this operation does not pose a threat to residents of neighboring Japanese regions, a source in the Russian embassy told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
MOSCOW — Russian Tu-95MS strategic bombers have patrolled airspace over Norwegian Sea, Air Force spokesman, Colonel Vladimir Drik said on Wednesday, July 13.
MOSCOW — Eighteen children, 63 women and 19 men died after the Bulgaria passenger ship sank on Russia’s Volga River on July 11, chief of the Volga regional emergency response centre Igor Panshin said on Wednesday. “A total of 100 bodies of the dead – 63 women, 18 children and 19 men – have been lifted from the sunken Bulgaria ship,” the official said.
MOSCOW — Another body of a victim of the Volga shipwreck found by divers has brought the overall death toll to 101. The last victim is a child, a source from the information department of the Ministry for Emergency Situations told Itar-Tass.
MOSCOW — Body of 102nd person who died during the wreckage of The Bulgaria cruise liner in the middle reaches of the Volga River was found Wednesday, a spokesman for the Ministry for Emergency Situations and Civil Defense /EMERCOM/ said.
MOSCOW — The number of divers will not be reduced until they complete the inspection of rooms of the sunken Bulgaria cruise ship, Emergency Situations Minister Sergei Shoigu said. “The group of divers will not be reduced till the ship is not inspected in full and till it is ready for being raised to the surface,” Shoigu said on Wednesday.
VLADIVOSTOK — Three begs and a metallic box with the pieces of dismantled shells were found at the site of an ammunition blast, in which Uzbek workers were killed in Vladivostok.
NAZRAN — Two officers of the patrol and inspection service have been wounded in the town of Malgobek in Ingushetia in a shootout. The republic’s Interior Ministry told Itar-Tass that they came under fire at about 23:00 MSK, Tuesday when they were patrolling in a UAZ vehicle in the town’s centre near a park. An unknown perpetrator fired on their car from a grenade launcher. Both were rushed to hospital with wounds. According to doctors, the condition of one of the policemen is very grave. The shooter disappeared.
BARNAUL— The Vostochny District Court of Biysk in the Altai Territory has pronounced a guilty verdict for Biysk Mayor Anatoly Mosiyevsky on Wednesday. The court has read the guilty verdict since Tuesday.
MOSCOW — A criminal case was opened over the death of department head of the Prosecutor General’s Office Vyacheslav Sizov, who shot himself down in the head from a service pistol, spokesman of the Investigation Committee Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
MOSCOW — The former first deputy prosecutor in the Moscow Region Alexander Ignatenko has taken more than 47 million roubles in bribes from the masterminds of an illegal gambling ring, an investigator said in the Basmanny District Court, which tries an absentia arrest case of the foresaid defendant.
MOSCOW — A criminal case was opened over the death of department head of the Prosecutor General’s Office Vyacheslav Sizov, who shot himself down in the head from a service pistol, spokesman for the Investigation Committee Vladimir Markin told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.
CHISINAU — Moldova’s Office of the Prosecutor General has issued a request to prolong the arrest of Russian writer Eduard Bagirov by another 30 days, his lawyer Asdrian Matkowski said.