Mrs. World 2009 Victoria Radochinskaya, and her tiara, return to Russia:
On Friday, the woman who won the Mrs. World 2009 competition, Victoria Radochinskaya, flew into Moscow from Vung Tau in Vietnam. After all this time at the competition, she just wants to see her son as soon as possible: she has been away from him for over a month.
Polish expert says Russian-Ukrainian gas crisis unlikely:
Russia and Ukraine are unlikely to face another gas crisis early next year, similar to that of January 2009, a polish analyst said on Tuesday.
Ex-Yukos owners win international ruling against Russian government:
Former owners of the defunct Russian oil company Yukos have won a crucial ruling in The Hague allowing them to seek $100 billion in damages from the Russian government, The Financial Times reported.
“The New System of Euro-Atlantic Security” (8-10 December, 2009):
The Russian News & Information Agency RIA Novosti and the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy would like to announce about a two-day conference “The New System of Euro-Atlantic Security” (8-10 December, 2009), that is held as part of a meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club’s European section.
Armed militant killed in Chechnya, one officer injured:
Police have killed a Chechen militant during a shootout in the volatile North Caucus republic, during which one police authority injured, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.
OSCE to discuss Medvedev’s European security pact:
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s European security pact draft will be discussed at the 17th OSCE Ministerial Council opening in the Greek capital Athens on Tuesday.
Russia successfully launches Intelsat-15 satellite into orbit:
Russia’s Zenit-3SLB carrier rocket has successfully put into orbit a U.S. telecommunications satellite, the Intelsat-15.
Obama and Medvedev START talking:
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and US President Barack Obama talked by phone about key political issues, including Afghanistan and START. Obama also expressed his condolences on the deadly train crash.
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