Russian News From Russia: June 29th, 2009!

Russia News Source – RT: June 29th, 2009!

Medvedev–Obama talks prospects “look good, but the devil is in the details”: from RT
Russia and the US share a mutual understanding on the majority of strategic issues. The disagreements are only in the details, believes Konstantin Kosachev, Chairman of the Duma’s International Affairs Committee.

Bugs found in Georgian Opposition Party’s office: from RT
In the office of Georgian opposition party “Way of Georgia” eavesdropping bugs were discovered to have been installed in the office’s electrical sockets.

Out of Africa: Medvedev’s video blog on recent trip: from RT
During Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s trip to Africa business and pleasure went hand in hand, seeing the pyramids as well as meeting the countries’ leaders, which he recounts in his video blog.

Russia to hold military exercise before Obama arrival: from RT
“Kavkaz-2009” – a military exercise of a scale comparable to those in the Soviet era begins on Monday in Southern Russia. It will run until July 6, when US President Barack Obama arrives in Moscow.

US to “review the whole question of missile defense”: from RT
The Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs at the US House of Representatives Howard Berman is in Moscow to lay the groundwork for Barack Obama’s upcoming trip. He gave an insider’s view on the talks.

Chechen gang claims responsibility for Ingush president assassination attempt: from RT
A militant group operating in the Caucasus has claimed responsibility for the assassination attempt on the president of the southern Russian Republic of Ingushetia, Yunus-bek Yevkurov.

Field hockey event hopes to promote the sport in Russia: from RT
Russia has finished third in a field hockey four nations tournament held just outside Moscow. The home side beat Bangladesh to seal the bronze, while first place went to South Africa, who thrashed Canada in the final.

“Being able to make nuclear arms doesn’t mean having them”: from RT
Russia and the US have about 27,000 nuclear warheads – enough to destroy the planet several times over. Nuclear disarmament specialist Gareth Evans says reducing stockpiles should be the main priority of global powers.

Commission works out Obama’s schedule in Moscow: from RT
Ahead of Barack Obama’s visit to Moscow in a week, the US House of Representatives has sent its commission to do the groundwork for the visit.

Gas and border issues for Medvedev in Baku: from RT
Russian energy giant Gazprom has clinched a deal with Azerbaijan to secure further gas supplies from the Central Asian country. The document was signed in the presence of Presidents Medvedev and Aliev.

Shell looks to LNG boost from Russia: from RT
Russia has invited Royal Dutch Shell to take part in the Sakhalin-3 and Sakhalin-4 oil and gas projects in Russia’s Far East.

Russia’s rich turn to cash during difficult times: from RT
Russia’s capital has hosted yet another celebration of the country’s rich – the Millionaire Fair. That’s just days after a report from Merrill Lynch, said the net worth of the world’s top earners has fallen by a fifth.