Russian News From Russia: October 27th, 2009!

Russian cities. Novy Urengoi:
Novy Urengoy is a town in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District in west Siberia with a population of some 118.378 It was founded in 1975 after the discovery of the Urengoy natural gas field, one of the largest in Russia.

Russia, India, China set to forge energy ties:
The foreign ministers of Russia, India and China agreed on Tuesday to enhance energy cooperation.

Two sailors found dead on Russian cargo ship in South Africa:
A Russian and a Ukrainian sailor have been found dead in South Africa on a cargo ship run by a St. Petersburg-based firm, a Russian online edition said on Tuesday.

Russia reports first swine flu deaths:
Two women diagnosed with swine flu have died in eastern Siberia’s Chita, the regional governor’s press service said on Tuesday.

Russian missile cruiser to depart on visit to Singapore:
The missile cruiser Varyag, the flagship of Russia’s Pacific Fleet, will sail on Tuesday on a month-long tour-of-duty, which will include a visit to Singapore.

Medvedev urges Russian defense industry to create superior weapons:
The Russian president said on Monday that the country’s defense industry must ensure the effective modernization of the military and provide it with state-of-the-art weapons.

Russian Opel rolls off the line as Magna-Sberbank deal awaits sign off:
The first Russian produced Opel has come out of the Avtotor Kaliningrad plant, ahead of the finalization of the GM-Sberbank-Magna deal for the Russian Canadian joint venture to buy into GM’s German arm.

EU read Tagliavini’s report:
It includes many-sided relations with the countries of the region, as well as issues of conflict settlement, he specified.

EU Lifts Uzbek Sanctions Despite Rights Concerns:
The European Union has lifted sanctions on Uzbekistan, despite concerns about human rights in the former Soviet republic.

South Ossetia Detains 16 Georgians:
Georgia’s rebel South Ossetia region has said it had detained 16 Georgian citizens for illegally crossing its de facto border, causing concern in Tbilisi and among European cease-fire monitors.

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