Russian News From Russia: October 2nd, 2009!

Former deputy PM ‘pleased’ to be sued by richest woman in Russia:
Former Russian deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov said on Friday he is “pleased” to be sued by Yelena Baturina, the wife of Moscow’s mayor and the richest woman in Russia.

Serbian foreign minister to visit Moscow October 4-6:
Serbia’s foreign minister will arrive in Moscow on Sunday for a three-day official visit to Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Nesterenko said on Friday.

Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft docks with the ISS:
The Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported from Russia’s Mission Control Center.

Jackson’s autopsy report-Homicide:
Pop star Michael Jackson had a strong heart and was a “fairly healthy” 50-year-old, according to an autopsy report obtained in the US.

Russian monetary base down $950 mln in week to $133.8 bln:
Russia’s Central Bank said Friday the country’s narrowly defined money supply (M1) was 4 trillion 26.8 million rubles ($133.8 million at the current exchange rate) as of September 28, down 28.6 billion rubles ($950 million) in the week since September 21.

Russian customs officers arrest 2 drug mules in Orenburg airport:
Russian customs officials in the southern Urals city of Orenburg on Friday morning arrested two drug mules from Tajikistan with 225 capsules of heroin in their stomachs, a spokeswoman said.

Russian FM Lavrov to discuss Geneva talks in Abkhazia:
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is arriving in Abkhazia on a two-day visit Friday to discuss the latest round of Geneva discussions on the situation in the Caucasus and meet with the Russian military.

Medvedev visits Cathedral of the Sign in Kursk:
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited on Thursday the Cathedral of the Sign in the city of Kursk some 300 miles south of Moscow where a miracle-working icon of the Mother of God was recently brought.

Russia says Arctic Sea ship to be released, no secret cargo found:
Inspections of the Arctic Sea ship, which was held captive for several weeks during the summer, have not revealed suspicious cargo, and the vessel will soon be released, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has said.