Russian News From Russia: October 13th, 2009!

Vodka Appeared as Flavored Drink in Ancient Russia:
According to chronicles, vodka appeared in Russia at the end of the 14th century. In 1386, Genoese merchants brought to Moscow “aqua vitae” (live water) that was presented to Prince Dmitry Donskoy. Later, in 1503-1505, the monks of Chudovo monastery located on the territory of the Moscow Kremlin created the first recipe of original Russian vodka

Clinton, Lavrov agree to delay sanctions against Iran:
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said after talks with Russia’s foreign minister on Tuesday that neither country is seeking to impose sanctions against Iran under the current circumstances.

Russia’s Tver Region may cooperate with Canada in beef farming:
Central Russia’s Tver Region may cooperate with Canadian specialists to create a study center for farmers and agriculture students, the region’s governor said.

Russia, China agree on West Siberia, Far East gas supplies:
Russia and China have initialed a framework agreement on natural gas supplies from West Siberia, the Russian Far East, and offshore Sakhalin fields to China, the head of Gazprom said on Tuesday.

Georgian vice speaker calls Russia’s terrorism claim ‘absurd’:
The vice speaker of Georgia’s parliament dismissed on Tuesday the Russian security service’s allegation that Georgia has been supporting terrorists in the Caucasus, calling it a “provocation.”

Masterminds of attack on Ingush president killed – FSB chief:
The militants who organized an assassination attempt on the president of the North Caucasus Republic of Ingushetia have been killed, the head of the Federal Security Service said on Tuesday.

Moscow art museum director receives U.S. award:
The director of Moscow’s largest museum of European fine arts has been awarded the international Liberty Prize for advancing Russian-U.S. cultural ties.

Over 1,000 artillery shells found in Siberian man’s garden:
Police in an east Siberian town have found a over 1,000 artillery shells hoarded by a local resident in his vegetable garden, the Zabaikalsky Territory’s police department said.

Medvedev to Enjoy Tea-Table Talk With Hillary Clinton:
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has invited U.S. Secretary Hillary Clinton to his private residence in suburban Barvikha for a discussion Tuesday on a broad range of issues in what one senior State Department official called a “relaxed setting.”

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