Main news November 22


*Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said he was ready to donate to Russian politicians any part of his body to restore Georgian integrity

*Western powers’ attempt to compensate for the continuing loss of economic influence could be behind the recent uprisings in the Middle East, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said

*The 7th anniversary of the Orange Revolution attracted only a few dozen supporters of ex-president Viktor Yushchenko to Maidan Square in Kiev since the revolution’s anti-Russian sentiment is not as popular in today’s Ukraine, Kirill Frolov of the Institute of CIS countries said

*Several dozen spies working for the CIA in Iran and Lebanon have been caught, ABC News said, citing U.S. officials with connections to the intelligence community


*Stations of the European Space Agency located in South America, Australia and the Canary Islands will try on Tuesday night to establish contact with the Phobos-Grunt unmanned spacecraft that is stranded at a low-Earth orbit after launch, the managing directorate of the European Space Agency (ESA) said

*Russia is thoroughly preparing for the forthcoming 5+2 talks on Moldova’s breakaway republic of Transdnestr, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said

*Some 20,000 people lined up on Tuesday around the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow to worship one of the most revered Christian shrines, the Mother of God’s Belt, pilgrim hotline employees said

*Russian President Dmitry Medvedev bestowed the Order of Friendship award on International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge for popularizing sports in Russia

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