Russian News From Russia: October 16th, 2009!

Three new stations and wheelchair access in Moscow metro:
Three new metro stations are scheduled to open in Moscow in 2011. They will have access for wheelchairs.

Militant killed in shootout in Chechnya:
A militant has been killed in a shootout in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Chechnya, a police source said on Friday.

Missing Russian tourists in China out of danger:
The seven Russian tourists reported missing in China’s mountainous northwestern region are out of danger, an unidentified Chinese security official said on Friday.

Russian monetary base up $2 bln in week to $152 bln:
The Central Bank said on Friday that Russia’s narrowly defined money supply (M1) was 4.47 trillion rubles ($152 billion at the current exchange rate) as of October 12, up 58.7 billion rubles ($2 billion) in the week since October.

Four new swine flu cases reported in Russia:
Another four people have been confirmed as having the H1N1 virus in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russian consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said on Friday.

Russian suspected of brutally killing 3-year-old crying nephew:
A Russian man is suspected of brutally killing his 3-year-old nephew in the town of Reutov near Moscow, investigators said on Friday.

Drunk driver crashes into police officer in Siberia:
The driver of a Lada car in Siberia has been charged with drunk driving after crashing into a policeman standing at the side of the road, Krasnoyarsk Territory police said on Friday.

Sultan of Brunei to meet with Russian PM Putin in Moscow:
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will meet for talks with the sultan of Brunei, who is currently on an official visit to Moscow, the government press service said.

Russia’s Medvedev to attend CSTO military drills in Kazakhstan:
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev along with other leaders of the CSTO member states will attend on Friday the final stage of a post-Soviet rapid reaction force exercise in Kazakhstan.

French hypermarket chain Carrefour leaves Russian market:
The French hypermarket chain, Carrefour, the world’s second largest retailer, has pulled out of Russia, the company said on Thursday.

Russia concerned by U.S. missile shield talks with non-NATO states:
Russia is concerned by U.S. missile defense talks with countries outside NATO, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday.

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