Russia News Source – RIA: May 19th, 2009!
Russian Orthodox Church commemorates St. Job’s day:
With unemployment in Russia rising sharply amid the global economic crisis, the Russian Orthodox Church is celebrating the day of St. Job, who lost everything but was ultimately rewarded for his faith.
Norway wants to work with Russia on European gas market:
Norway’s prime minister told Russia’s president on Tuesday that the countries have shared interests in the natural gas sphere, and should work together to boost their market share in Europe.
EU may face gas supply shortages without new pipelines:
Without new supply routes from Russia, Europe will struggle to receive the additional 80-100 billion cubic meters of gas it will need by 2020, a top official at Russian energy giant Gazprom said on Tuesday.
Two fires hit first McDonalds in downtown Moscow in one night:
First outbreak of fire in McDonalds took place around midnight in an air chute. The fire in the basement began at 4-30. Both fires have been put out.
Russia sets up commission to prevent falsification of history:
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered the establishment of a special commission to counter attempts to falsify history to the detriment of Russia’s interests, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.
Ukraine’s leader repeats call to review gas deal with Russia:
Ukraine’s president has said he is confident that the “unprofessional” natural gas contracts signed with Russia earlier this year will soon be reviewed, as Ukraine will be unable to meet its obligations under the current terms.
Saakashvili says ‘Georgia will never go back to the past’:
Georgia’s President Mikheil Saakashvili said the instability that plagued the rule of former Georgian leader Eduard Shevardnadze would never return to the country despite the efforts of radical opposition groups.
UN chief submits delayed Caucasus report:
The UN General Secretary has submitted a draft report on the Caucasus region which makes no mention of Georgia’s sovereignty over its former republic of Abkhazia, a spokesman for Russia’s permanent representative said.
Putin says Russia needs new rockets to increase launch market share:
Russia must strengthen its competitive positions on the global commercial space launch market by expanding its launch facilities and developing new types of carrier rockets, the prime minister said on Monday.