Russian News From Russia… (02-07-2011)

Two suspected terrorists behind Moscow airport blast named:
A police source has identified two men who have been put on the wanted list for alleged links to the terror attack at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport…

Moscow calls on Tokyo to take reasonable approach over Kuril Islands:
Japanese are marking another Northern Territory Day with protests, while Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov advised them to take current realities into account…

2 Russian icebreakers rescue oil tankers:
Once the Krasin and Admiral Makarov icebreakers rescued five icebound ships from captivity late last month, they have been engaged since Sunday in piloting oil tankers to the freezing De-Kastri terminal and back, in the Khabarovsk Region, in the Russian Far East…

Flu quarantine extended at Moscow schools:
Moscow’s health authorities have extended flu quarantine for another two days in kindergartens as well as primary and middle schools, media reports said on Monday. Right now, flu epidemic shows no signs of abating in about 60 Russian regions, medics said…

Japanese radicals desecrate Russian flag:
Japanese radicals have desecrated the Russian flag outside the Russian embassy in Tokyo. The incident occurred earlier today when the Japanese ultra right organizations marked the “day of northern territories”, – that is the Russian islands of the South Kuril Range that Japan lays claims to…

Fearful Russian lawmaker flees to U.S.:
WASHINGTON (AP) — A wealthy Russian lawmaker has fled with his family to the United States, saying he fears assassination over accusations that some of Russia’s richest and most influential people swindled him in a real estate deal. Back home, he’s been charged with financial crimes…

Russia to present Sochi Olympics mascot candidates:
On Monday, Russia’s broadcaster Channel One will present 13 candidates for the official mascot of the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. A brief TV show, in which animated characters would call on Russians to support them in the nationwide SMS-vote, is due to begin later in the day…

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