Russian News From Russia: June 12th, 2009!

Russia News Source – RIA: June 12th, 2009!Windows to Russia!

World Health Organization declares swine flu pandemic:
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared on Thursday its first flu pandemic of the 21st century following an emergency meeting on the swine flu outbreak that has hit 74 countries.

Ahmadinejad to attend Shanghai group summit in Russia:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will participate in this weekend’s summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a Russian deputy foreign minister said on Thursday.

Russia against unilateral steps in cutting armaments – Lavrov:
It is impossible for Russia or the United States to take unilateral steps in the area of nuclear disarmament, as it should also be in missile defense, the Russian foreign minister said Wednesday.

Divers discover wreckage of Soviet WWII submarine in Baltic Sea:
A team of Swedish and Finnish divers have located the wreckage of a Soviet WWII S-type diesel submarine near the Aland islands in the Baltic Sea, a Swedish news agency said on Tuesday.

International Arms Show Omsk-2009:
Pictures from RIA!

Only 8 Russian strategic submarines are combat-ready
Russia’s navy has 12 nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines in service, but only eight of them are combat-capable, a Russian military analyst said on Monday.

Chernomyrdin dismissed as Russian ambassador to Ukraine
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has dismissed Viktor Chernomyrdin as ambassador to Ukraine and appointed him presidential adviser and special envoy on economic cooperation with CIS countries, the Kremlin said Thursday.

Shanghai Cooperation Organization: