Ouch this hurt big time in Obama land – Kyrgyzstan’s president has won reelection with 76.4% of the vote, the Central Asian country’s electoral authority said on Monday, citing final results from Thursday’s disputed election. In Ukraine this was one of the big deals. This was a sure win for the Obama administration according to Ukraine. In fact this was a huge issue at the American Embassy in Ukraine. Oops… 🙂
Russia’s Alrosa aims at $2 bln in diamond sales for 2009:
The new president of Russia’s largest diamond producer, Alrosa, confirmed on Monday the company plans to sell diamonds worth a total of $2 billion in 2009.
Russia celebrates Navy Day:
On July 26, Russia celebrated Navy Day. I will tell you that this wound up Ukraine in the city of Sevastopol in the Crimea!
Russian patriarch arrives in Ukraine on 10-day visit:
Patriarch Kirill, the leader of the Russian Church, arrived in Ukraine’s capital on Monday for what he called a “pilgrimage” to the birthplace of Russian Orthodoxy.
Russia reports 24.6% gold output growth in 1H09:
Gold output in Russia grew 24.6%, year-on-year, in January-June 2009 to 77.3 metric tons (2.5 million troy ounces), the Union of Russian Gold Miners said on Monday.
GM-AvtoVAZ plant in south Russia resumes work after holiday:
A GM-AvtoVAZ plant, which produces the Chevrolet Niva off-road model, resumed production on Monday following a two-week summer holiday, a company spokesperson said.
Russian Navy ends first stage of Nerpa sub trials in Far East:
The first stage of new sea trials of Russia’s Nerpa nuclear attack submarine, which was damaged in a fatal accident in previous tests, has been successfully completed, the Amur shipyard said on Monday.