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Russian News From Russia: August 25th, 2009!

Russian economist says too soon to bury dollar:
There is little hope that any currency will replace the dollar as a reserve currency any time soon.

S.Korea’s first self-launched satellite fails to reach set orbit:
The first satellite launched by South Korea failed to reach its designated orbit pattern on Tuesday.

Rescuers recover two more bodies at Siberian power plant site:
Rescuers recovered on Tuesday another two bodies bringing the death toll to 71 people following a blast at Russia’s largest power station last week.

Russia, Mongolia set up uranium venture:
Russia and Mongolia signed a deal on Tuesday during President Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to the country to set up a joint venture to mine and process uranium.

Drug police in Tatarstan seize 13 kg of heroin:
Drug police in the Russian Volga republic of Tatarstan have seized 13 kg of heroin from a group of Afghan drug dealers, the Russian drug control service said.

Day of mourning in Siberian region in honor of dead firefighters:
Siberia’s Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area on Tuesday will lower its flag to half mast in memory of those who died in a fire at a north Siberian oil depository, an administration spokesman told RIA Novosti.

Putin pays brief visit to Chechnya:
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin paid a brief unannounced visit to the volatile North Caucasus republic of Chechnya.

TV channel investigates begging as “business” in Moscow subway:
Begging in Moscow’s subway appears to be a well-run business with a hierarchy and average monthly incomes of around $1,300, similar to a Metro driver’s salary, according to a Russian TV report.

Indian army receives first T-90 tanks made under Russian license:
India’s defense industry handed over to the army on Monday the first ten T-90 Bhishma main battle tanks assembled under a Russian license at a domestic plant.

Medvedev hits out at media ‘technological collapse’ reports:
Russia’s president criticized on Monday media reports that claimed a recent fatal accident at a south Siberia hydro-power plant indicated that Russia was on the verge of a technological collapse.

New Su-35 fighter can attack eight targets simultaneously:
The new Sukhoi Su-35 was among the aircraft to make its debut at the MAKS-2009 international air show. The fighter utilizes the newest “electrically operated aircraft” technology.


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do.
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