Russia approves new ISS crew:
A special commission has announced the composition of the main and backup crews for the next mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
Russian labor chief plays down mass redundancy fears:
Russians will not face mass redundancies this fall, with unemployment figures expected to rise only slightly more than the usual seasonal increase, the labor service said on Thursday.
Russian Far East students hold protest over accommodation:
Students in the Russian Far East held a demonstration at their music school on Thursday after they were left without accommodation.
Kazakh, Azeri, Turkmen and Russian leaders to meet Sat:
The leaders of Kazakhstan, Russia, Azerbaijan and Tukmenistan will discuss regional security at a meeting set for September 12 in the Kazakh Caspian coast town of Aktau, the Russian presidential aide said on Thursday.
Venezuela’s Chavez to meet Russian president, PM in Moscow:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is set to meet with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Thursday and Friday in Moscow.
Maltese investigators expected on board Arctic Sea soon:
Maltese investigators are expected on board the Arctic Sea cargo vessel as part of the ongoing probe into the disappearance and seizure of the ship, Russia’s foreign ministry said.
PACE rejects proposal to deprive Russia of voting rights:
PACE’s monitoring committee failed to back a Georgian proposal to deprive Russia of the right to vote at the September session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, a senior legislator said.
City of London and Moscow mayors hold talks:
The Lord Mayor of the City of London Ian Luder met with his Moscow counterpart Yury Luzhkov in Russia to discuss the economic situation and how the recession has affected the capital, RIA Novosti reported.