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Russian News From Russia: October 20th, 2009!

Armenia may import Russian gas at $180 per 1,000 cu m in 2010:
Armenia is expected to import Russian natural gas at $180 per 1,000 cubic meters from April 2010 instead of the projected $200 following a preliminary agreement, Armenian gas pipeline operator ArmRosgazprom said on Tuesday.

Swine flu on the rise in Russia’s Far East:
The Khabarovsk Territory in Russia’s Far East has had 35 new human cases of swine flu infection confirmed in the past week, bringing the total up to 56 since May, a local health official said.

Medvedev arrives in Serbia for energy talks:
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Belgrade on Tuesday to discuss energy cooperation including the South Stream gas pipeline with his Serbian counterpart, Boris Tadic.

Moscow supermarket massacre cop ‘had robbed store several times’:
A Russian police officer who went on a shooting spree in a Moscow supermarket in April had robbed the store several times before the incident, a popular tabloid quoted the supermarket administrator as saying.

Volkswagen launches full-cycle production in Russia’s Kaluga:
Volkswagen’s subsidiary in Russia is launching full-cycle production of cars in the city of Kaluga southwest of Moscow, the German automaker said in a statement Tuesday.

U.S. says talks are intensive with Moscow on arms reduction pact:
The United States and Russia are currently in an active phase of drafting a new pact to replace the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START 1).

Russia’s No.2 gas producer Novatek to raise output by 44%:
Russia’s largest independent gas producer Novatek will be able to increase its gas output by around 44% annually due to the upgrade of facilities at a major deposit, the company said on Monday.

Turkish oil pipeline project to involve three Russian companies:
Three Russian oil companies signed an agreement on Monday with Turkey’s Calik Enerji and Italy’s Eni on a pipeline project to pump Caspian oil to the Mediterranean via Turkey.

Russia’s largest carmaker AvtoVAZ could file for bankruptcy:
Russia’s largest car producer, AvtoVAZ, said on Monday it may have to file for bankruptcy due to losses and spiraling debts, but that production will not be halted.

Food cos. agree to restrict advertising aimed at under-12s in Russia:
The Russian branches of seven multinational food and soft drink companies signed a deal on Monday to restrict advertising aimed at children under 12 from 2010.

Russia pledges uninterrupted gas supplies to Europe:
Russia guarantees uninterrupted natural gas supplies to Europe, and will solve gas transit problems taking into account the interests of all parties, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday.

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