Main news of October 28


* The judgment in the case of alleged Russian spy Katia Zatuliveter is expected at the end of next month, Justice John Mitting, who chairs the Special Immigration Appeals Commission, said in London


* Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, needs to analyze bills and work out the most effective proposals and not just be a rubber stamp, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said

* The only survivor of the plane crash that killed virtually the entire Lokomotiv Yaroslavl ice hockey team was released from hospital on Friday, hospital staff said

* Joseph Stalin’s grandson, Yevgeny Dzhugashvili, has filed a defamation lawsuit against Channel One television host Vladimir Pozner, who maintains that Stalin authorized the killing of thousands of Polish POWs in the 1940 Katyn massacre, Dzhugashvili’s lawyer said

* A suspect in the contract killing of investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya denied the murder charges brought against him, Russia’s Investigative Committee said

* A Moscow court sentenced Aslan Cherkesov to 20 years in jail for murdering Moscow Spartak fan Yegor Sviridov


* The Bolshoi Theater, one of the main landmarks of the Russian capital and a symbol of Russian culture, reopened


* Russia’s Defense Ministry does not plan to declassify the 1:50,000 scale topographic maps used by state defense and security agencies, Rear Admiral Sergei Kozlov, the head of the General Staff’s military topography department, said

* Twenty-eight members of the NATO Council agreed to end the seven-month air operations in Libya from October 31 at their meeting in Brussels

* Russian Navy successfully test-fired an experimental Bulava (SS-N-X-30) intercontinental ballistic missile from its Yury Dolgoruky submarine in the White Sea, the Defense Ministry said

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