Russian News From Russia: May 8th,2009!

Russia News Source: May 8th, 2009!Windows to Russia!

Russia successfully launches space freighter to ISS:
Russia has launched a Progress M-02M cargo spacecraft from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), a spokesman for Russia’s space agency Roscosmos has said.

Nicaragua plans to buy Russian combat aircraft, helicopters:
Nicaragua intends to buy Russian aircraft and helicopters for its armed forces, regional media quoted the country’s top military official as saying on Friday.

Pyongyang vows to bolster nuclear deterrent:
North Korea announced on Friday it would keep strengthening its nuclear deterrent if the United States did not abandon its hostile policies toward Pyongyang, the Xinhua news agency said.

Obama confident that U.S., Russia can improve ties:
U.S. President Barack Obama said after a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Moscow and Washington had a great chance to “reset” relations.

Russian scientists develop tests for A/H1N1 swine flu:
Russian scientists have developed tests to detect the A/H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, a department head at the Epidemiology Central Research Institute said Thursday.

St. George ribbons handed out in France:
Ahead of events marking the 64th anniversary of victory in WWII, St. George ribbons have been distributed in Paris through a Russian food store chain.

Medvedev marks year in office with anti-corruption vow:
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev marked on Thursday the first anniversary of his inauguration and vowed to continue the fight against corruption by taking the effort under his personal control.

Russia, Japan to sign banking, nuclear deals during Putin’s visit:
Russia and Japan will sign a number of deals during Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s upcoming visit to Tokyo, a deputy government chief of staff said Thursday.