Russian News From Russia: October 30th, 2009!

Hot News! “Nothing can be valued above human life” – Medvedev:
President Medvedev believes the dark pages of the nation’s history and its moments of glory should be remembered alike.

Somali pirates capture Russian sailors:
The Thai-flagged fishing trawler “Thai Unit 3” that was hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean is crewed by 23 Russians, two Philippians and a Ghanian according to the EU naval force operating in the area.

Hiddink offered new Russian contract:
The Russian Football Union (RFU) has approached coach Guus Hiddink with a proposition to prolong his contract with the country’s national team.

Teens face trial over deadly police impersonations:
Five young adults, three of which under 18, are to go on trial accused of assault and homicide of three homeless people in southern Russia. The alleged attacks were part of a game in which the teens acted as policemen.

“Obama has sold the world on the idea that he’s pushing for peace”:
What Barack Obama has done is an incredible advertising campaign, David Swanson, an American writer and journalist, told RT.

To kill or not to kill, that’s the Supreme Court’s question:
Russia’s Supreme Court has asked the Constitutional Court to clarify whether the ban on capital punishment should be lifted on January 1, 2010.

Troubled “Arctic Sea” handed over to Maltese authorities:
The Maltese-flagged cargo vessel “Arctic Sea” – mysteriously hijacked in July 2009 and then freed by the Russian patrol boat “Ladny” – docked at the Maltese port of Valetta on Thursday.

Russians want political opposition – poll:
Seven people out of ten favor the existence of strong political opposition parties and NGOs in Russia, a new poll shows. The number has been growing over years.

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