Russian News From Russia: May 26th, 2009!

Russia News Source – RIA: May 26th, 2009!Windows to Russia!

N. Korea may test-launch more missiles soon:
North Korea is planning to test-fire additional short-range missiles soon, following Monday’s nuclear test and three missile launches, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said on Tuesday.

Several helicopters fought fire in the center of Moscow:
20 fire teams and four helicopters fought fire in the center of Moscow. It took them several hours to extinguish the fire in an old building.

Khodorkovsky accuses Russia’s security service of wiretapping:
Jailed Yukos founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky accused Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) on Monday of listening in on his lawyers’ telephone conversations.

G8 ministers interested in Russian energy proposal
G8 energy ministers meeting in Rome have taken an interest in an energy proposal made by President Dmitry Medvedev, Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko said on Monday.

Russia pledges continued aid, security assistance for Africa:
“We have significantly expanded our assistance to African states in training national peacekeeping forces. Our country also participates in all UN operations in Africa,” Dmitry Medvedev said in a letter to African heads of state and government on the occasion of Africa Day.

Russia’s Safina begins French Open with crushing victory:
World No. 1 Dinara Safina of Russia began her French Open campaign with a resounding victory in the first round over Britain’s Anne Keothavong on Monday.

Moscow hosts vintage car race:
A vintage car race, held in the Russian capital, involved vehicles that are any auto buff’s dream. But even the rain did not scare away those who like German cars of the mid-20th century.

Second swine flu case registered in Russia:
A newly-wed from Kaluga came down with swine flu after his honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. The H1N1 virus has not been found in his wife or relatives.

Ukraine, Russia to discuss Black Sea Fleet facilities in June:
Russia and Ukraine have agreed to hold their next round of talks on the future of Russia’s naval facilities in the Crimea on June 10, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.