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2008-08-28 06:00:55

MOSCOW and NEW YORK, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Open Joint Stock Company "Vimpel-Communications" ("VimpelCom" or the "Company") , a leading provider of telecommunications services in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) today announced its financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2008. Financial and Operating Highlights -- Net operating revenues reached $2,611 million, an increase of 52.1% versus 2Q2007. -- OIBDA reached $1,223...

2008-08-19 09:00:04

Georgian newspaper Rezonansi has asked Georgian pundits to comment on the implications of the conflict with Russia. Political analyst Ramaz Saqvarelidze said that Russia's actions could lead to a new cold war. Political analyst Vasil Chqoidze noted that Russia faces the prospect of isolation both on the international stage and within the CIS. Economic expert Demur Giorkhelidze warned that confrontation between Russia and the West would not benefit Georgia. The following is the text of Ia...

2008-08-19 00:00:02

By Anne Penketh European leaders will attempt to bury their differences and send a tough message to Moscow at an emergency meeting of Nato today, where there will be calls to freeze ties between the Western alliance and Russia in the aftermath of the war in Georgia. The US and Britain want Nato foreign ministers in Brussels to insist that Georgia's territorial integrity is "inviolable", British diplomats said. The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned last week that the world...

2008-08-15 06:00:35

Text of report by private Georgian news agency Kavkas-Press Tbilisi, 15 August: [Georgian] economic expert Vladimer Papava has said that Georgia must necessarily leave the CIS. He noted that the CIS had demonstrated that it is an absolutely inefficient organization because one of its members attacked another and its format did not prove sufficient for Georgia to be protected from Russia. Besides, Papava noted that the CIS format is inefficient economically too for it did not prove enough...

2008-08-14 00:00:15

By Matthew Lee WASHINGTON - Scrambling to find ways to punish Russia for its invasion of pro-Western Georgia, the United States and its allies are considering expelling Moscow from an exclusive club of wealthy nations and have scrapped plans for an upcoming joint NATO-Russia military exercise, Bush administration officials said Tuesday. But with scant leverage in the face of an emboldened Moscow, Washington and its friends have been forced to face the uncomfortable reality that their...

2008-08-12 15:00:07

The following is an excerpt from a speech by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili at a rally outside the parliament building in central Tbilisi on 12 August, which was broadcast live by state- funded Georgian Public Television Channel 1. Earlier on 12 August BBCM processed parts of the speech in which Saakashvili talked about Georgia leaving the Commonwealth of Independent States and "Russian invaders" continuing "ruthless, heartless destruction" of Georgians. [Saakashvili] My dears, my...

2008-08-08 18:00:35

By JANESE HEAVIN Columbia Independent School has begun its search for a new top administrator with the goal of hiring someone by the start of next school year. A search committee, composed mainly of CIS trustees, will convene for a second time later this month to hash out details of the search process, board Chairman John Thompson said. The committee has received at least 10 applications since trustees in late June announced former CIS head Trent Amond would not return this school year....

2008-08-07 18:01:36

MOSCOW. Aug 7 (Interfax) - Russian oil exports to non-CIS countries fell 7.4% year-on-year in the first half of 2008 to 102.788 million tonnes, the Federal Customs Service (FCS) said. Natural gas exports to the non-CIS rose, by 22.7% to 88.8 billion cubic meters. Gas exports to the CIS fell 8% to 9.9 bcm. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-18 09:00:20

Olha Bohomolets, President Viktor Yushchenko's doctor at the time of his poisoning in 2004, has spoken about the details of the illness and the treatment. She confirmed that there was no doubt that it was caused by dioxin. It was perfectly proper, she said, to put a dermatologist in charge his treatment in Switzerland. The following is the text of the interview Bohomolets gave to Mustafa Nayem entitled "Olha Bohomolets: Why I didn't tell the truth about the president's illness", published on...

2008-07-03 00:00:07

SITRONICS Corporate Communications Irina Lanina Vice President Tel: +7 495 225 0030 lanina@sitronics.com or Shared Value Limited Larisa Kogut-Millings Investor Relations Tel: +44 (0) 20 7321 5037 sitronics@sharedvalue.net JSC SITRONICS ("SITRONICS" or "The Company") (LSE:SITR), a leading provider of telecommunications, IT and microelectronic solutions in Russia and the CIS, today announced that INTRACOM TELECOM, a part of SITRONICS Telecom Solutions business division,...


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