Russian News From Russia: September 1st, 2009!

Nuclear Arms Reduction To Become Another Apple of Discord for Moscow and Washington:
Russia and the USA do not seem to be able to come to an agreement regarding the terms of the new treaty about the reduction of strategic offensive arms. It is not ruled out that the new treaty will not be finished before December 5, when START-1 Treaty expires. The United States does not want to cut the number of nukes.

Russian economy to return to pre-crisis level in 2012:
The Russian economy will reach 2008 pre-crisis level as early as in 2012, a government source working in the financial and economic area said on Tuesday.

Russia sends delegation to Libya for revolution anniversary:
A Russian delegation headed by the speaker of the State Duma has left for Libya to take part in Tuesday’s Revolution Day celebrations, marking 40 years since the coup that brought Muammar al-Gaddafi to power.

Russia’s 2010 budget revenues to beat projections – Kudrin:
Russia’s federal budget revenues in 2010 will be more than the planned figure of 6.6 trillion rubles ($207.5 billion).

North Ossetia tightens school security on Beslan anniversary:
Around 3,000 police officers are guarding schools in the south Russian republic of North Ossetia on Tuesday, as locals mourn the victims of the Beslan school massacre five years ago.

Putin arrives in Poland for anniversary of WWII outbreak:
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has arrived in Poland to attend ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, and to meet with his Polish and Ukrainian counterparts.

AvtoVAZ resumes production after month-long break:
Russia’s leading car producer AvtoVAZ resumed operation at its main assembly line on Tuesday following a month-long break forced by falling demand and “unstable” social situation in the company.

U.S. resumes training of Georgian troops:
U.S. military specialists are starting on Tuesday a new training course for Georgian troops set to join an international peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, the Georgian Defense Ministry said.

Russia: building a nuclear deterrent for the sake of peace (60th anniversary of the first Soviet atomic test):
MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti correspondent Alexander Peslyak) -It took the Soviet Union less than two years to make its first plutonium bomb. A war-ravaged country risked launching two major defense projects – atomic and missile ones – without the help of its recent allies. These projects turned out to be interdependent and subsequently brought a huge conversion gain to Russia and the rest of the world.

Russia anticipates cooperation with new Japanese government:
Russia is set for constructive cooperation with Japan’s new government after the longtime opposition overwhelmingly won Sunday’s parliamentary elections, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday.

Putin, Tymoshenko to discuss Russia-Ukraine ties in Poland:
Russia’s prime minister will discuss bilateral ties between Moscow and Kiev with his Ukrainian counterpart during a working visit to Poland.