Russian News From Russia: June 2nd, 2009!

Russia News Source – RIA: June 2nd, 2009!Windows to Russia!

Russian Navy to commission Nerpa submarine in fall:
A nuclear attack submarine involved in a fatal accident during sea trials last year will be commissioned by the Russian Navy in the fall and then leased to the Indian Navy, a source said on Tuesday.

North Korea prepares for medium-range missile launch:
North Korea’s military appears to be making preparations for a medium-range missile launch from the country’s east coast, the Yonhap news agency cited a South Korean lawmaker as saying.

Russian UN envoy backs ‘strong’ response to N.Korea nuclear test:
The international community should give a “strong” response to North Korea’s nuclear test, Russia’s UN envoy said in an interview with a Russian government daily on Tuesday.

Search continues for missing Air France plane in Atlantic:
French and Brazilian planes and warships are continuing to search the area of the Atlantic Ocean where an Air France passenger plane is believed to have crashed with 228 passengers and crew on board.

Washington refuses to recognize S.Ossetian elections:
Washington said it would not recognize last weekend’s parliamentary polls in the former Georgian republic of South Ossetia, the U.S. State Department said in a statement.

Post-war life in Abkhazia:
According to the Abkhaz Government’s rough estimations, the restoration of the Abkhaz capital will take over ten years. 60% of real estate in Sukhumi requires major repairs.

Russian car maker GAZ could launch Opel production in 9 months:
The Russian carmaker GAZ could start producing Opel cars within nine months if a consortium of investors taking over the German auto producer give their backing, GAZ said on Monday.

Tourism in Russia: A business with a promise:
Domestic and foreign travel may become a key way to diversify Russia’s economy.

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