Russian News From Russia: July 14th, 2009!

Russian boxer Nikolai Valuev records rap track with Chelsea star:
Russian boxing giant Nikolai Valuev has recorded a hip-hop track with a member of the Moscow-based pop group Chelsea, Russian media said on Tuesday.

Senior militant killed in special operation in south Russia:
A senior militant was killed in a special operation in Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan on Tuesday, a deputy interior minister said.

Second Mars-500 flight simulation experiment to end in Moscow:
A 105-day experiment to simulate a flight to Mars will be concluded on Tuesday at the Institute of Medical and Biological Studies in Moscow.

Two nuclear submarines delivered to Zvezda plant for scrapping:
The Transshelf semi-submersible open dock vessel has delivered two decommissioned Victor III class nuclear submarines from a Russian Pacific Fleet base in Kamchatka to the Zvezda shipyard in the town of Bolshoi Kamen in Russia’s Far East for scrapping.

Russian military confirms test-launch of Sineva ballistic missile:
Russia has successfully test-launched a Sineva sea-based ballistic missile, a source in the Defense Ministry confirmed on Tuesday.

President Dmitry Medvedev visits South Ossetia:
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived in South Ossetia on Monday on his first visit to the former Georgian republic, recognized as independent by Russia last August.

Three militants, one officer killed in Daghestan:
Three militants and a special unit officer were killed in an operation in Russia’s North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan on Tuesday, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.

Nagorny Karabakh deserves international recognition – president:
The international community should recognize Nagorny Karabakh as an independent state, the president of the disputed region said Monday in an exclusive interview with RIA Novosti.

Russian Cabinet favors moderate economic development scenario:
The Russian government approved on Monday three economic development scenarios for 2010-12, accepting the moderate scenario as the basis for budget forecasts for the next three years.

Israel, Palestinians must settle conflict alone:
Israelis and Palestinians do not need any outside help to end their conflict, which will be resolved only if the two sides are left alone, a Russian expert on the Middle East said on Monday.

Without Russia, Europe has no reliable source of gas:
“There has been no change on the gas supply market.” In the past few months, this phrase has brought for the EU, Ukraine and Russia more anxiety than calm, because no change means that the question over the supply of Russian natural gas to the EU this coming winter has not been settled.

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