News From Russia… (03/15/2011)

Ballet premiere in St. Petersburg

from Voice of Russia, News
The Mikhaylovsky Theatre has shown a world premiere of the ballet “Nunc Dimittis” by Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato. This performance is an interpretation of his first impressions of St. Petersburg. The choreographer has been at the head of the theatre’s ballet company since January…

Russia and Turkey to develop economic cooperation

from Voice of Russia, News
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is in Moscow on a working visit, have discussed the issues of bilateral relations. Special emphasis was laid on the economic cooperation, in particular in the fuel and power supply complex. Medvedev and Erdogan exchanged opinions about the situation in Iraq and the Middle East as a whole…

Car makers of Russia and Belarus to merge assets

from Voice of Russia, News
The largest car makers of Russia and Belarus, Kamaz and Maz, have agreed to merge assets. The announcement was made by the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin following his talks with the Belorussian leader Alexander Lukashenko…

No-fly zone over Libya gets little support

from Voice of Russia, News by Isakova Yelizaveta
The recent meeting of G8’s countries’ foreign ministers produced no common decisions on whether to interfere in the Libyan events with force. The meeting turned out to be engaged in settling the details of the final statement of the G8’s chairing country – France – till the very last moment…

The American ballet theatre back in Moscow

from Voice of Russia, News

The American ballet theatre is expected to perform in Moscow after a 50-year pause at the Mstislav Rostropovich festival which opens on March, 27. Experts believe that the company’s world premiere of Benjamin Millepied`s ballet set to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach will make a splash…

Some reasons to be in Skolkovo

from Voice of Russia, News by Nikitenko Eugene
The Skolkovo innovation hub near Moscow has long become the talk of the town. Analysts, economists and politicians speak about it as one of the promises of Russia’s really getting down to the business of modernization of its economy…

Russia sends first planeload of aid to Japan

from Voice of Russia, News
The first planeload of humanitarian aid is due to take off for Japan from Moscow on Tuesday evening, a spokeswoman for the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry Irina Andrianova said. The plane has about 9,000 blankets aboard. The 9-magnitude earthquake hit the north-eastern Japan on the 11th of March, causing a 10-m high tsunami wave…

Russia agrees to build nuclear plant in Belarus

from RIA Novosti
Russia is to help Belarus build its first nuclear power plant as part of a series of energy agreements signed in Minsk on Tuesday…

Russian sculptor wants to create monument to victims of Japan disaster

from RIA Novosti
A Russian sculptor known for his grandiose and controversial monuments says he has begun working on a new memorial to the victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami…

Russia bans brown bear den hunting in winter

from RIA Novosti
Russia is introducing new regulations to prohibit the hunting of brown bears in their dens in winter and reduce the hunting period, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) said on Tuesday…

Gaddafi cuts business ties with all Western states, except Germany

from RIA Novosti
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has said he lost trust in all Western nations except Germany and that Libya will only invest in Russia, India and China…

Medvedev orders probe into Olympic construction cost overruns

from RIA Novosti
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday ordered an investigation into overpricing practices at 2014 Winter Olympic construction projects…

Cubans love their Russian cars

from RIA Novosti
Cuba’s only Russian Car Club marks its second anniversary, with Zhiguli and Moskvich owners driving to Marina Hemingway coastal recreational complex to put on a car show and best car contest…

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