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Russian News From Russia: November 27th, 2009!

Putin sends birthday greetings to Ukrainian prime minister:
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sent birthday greetings to his Ukrainian counterpart, Yulia Tymoshenko, on Friday, his spokesman said.

Russia’s naval infantry to be totally re-armed by 2015:
All units of Russia’s naval infantry will be fully equipped with advanced weaponry by 2015, the Russian Navy said in a statement on Friday.

Ukraine urges investigation into shooting on Russian border:
The Ukrainian foreign ministry has urged a prompt and full investigation into Thursday’s incident on the Russian-Ukrainian border, in which a Ukrainian citizen was shot dead.

Russian president arrives in Belarus for EurAsEC meeting:
Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s president, arrived in the capital of Belarus on Friday to participate in a meeting of the Inter-State Council of the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC).

Russia prepares for December launch of DirecTV satellite:
A U.S. telecommunications satellite has been delivered to the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan ahead of a December 29 launch, Russia’s Khrunichev center said on Friday.

Muslims in Russia join Islamic world in Eid al-Adha festivities:
Muslims in Russia join the Islamic world on Friday in celebrating Eid al-Adha, Festival of Sacrifice, or Kurban Bairam, as it is called by Russian and Central Asian Muslims.

Hit back if police officer attacks – Russian interior minister:
Ordinary citizens have the right to defend themselves against police officers who launch illegal attacks on them, Russia’s interior minister said Thursday.

Sleeping people not helpless says Russia’s top court:
Russia’s Supreme Court has said that the murder of a sleeping person should not be interpreted by courts as the murder of a helpless person.

Medvedev ratifies deal on simplifying visa procedures with S.Korea:
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ratified a deal with South Korea on simplifying the issuing of visas for short trips by nationals of both countries, the Kremlin said on Thursday.

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