Latest Eastern Bloc media Stories

2011-06-28 08:15:00

MOSCOW, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PRIME-TASS Business News Agency is changing its name and carrying out a rebranding.

2011-06-09 08:00:00

Washington, D.C. Station Announces Launch with Panel Discussion Focusing on the Changing Face of Public Diplomacy in Russia-U.S. Relations WASHINGTON, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Voice of Russia (VOR) Radio announces the launch of two U.S.

2009-07-29 03:29:00

PARIS, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlobeCast, a leading content management and delivery company, and Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announce the signature of a new contract at Eutelsat's specialist video neighbourhood for central European digital TV markets at 16 degrees East.

2009-07-08 15:24:56

Charity concerts were held in Moscow and across Russia Wednesday to mark the country's official Day of Married Love and Family Happiness. Moscow hosted concerts, crafts and other events aimed at orphans, newlyweds and elderly couples while Orthodox churches said special prayers for the well being of families and the country, RIA Novosti reported Wednesday. The holiday coincided with the Orthodox church's Peter and Fevronia Day, named for the patron saints of married couples. The family is a...

2009-06-06 15:07:50

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says his country wants to increase grain exports to an expanding Asia Pacific market. Speaking Saturday as the first World Grain Forum opened in St.

2009-06-06 11:37:30

A Russian Embassy official says Lithuania is honoring the Days of Russia with weeks of celebratory events. Tatiana Shlychkova, the Russian Embassy in Lithuania's minister-counselor, said Saturday's 7-hour gala concert in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius will represent the start of scores of Days of Russia events that will last until June 21. The festivities, which will last until June 21, are held in Lithuania for the seventh time.

2009-04-27 12:50:21

The speed at which Russia's jobless numbers are growing has eased off a bit, a Cabinet minister said Monday. Health and Social Development Minister Tatyana Golikova said the number of out-of-work Russians and those facing the risk of layoffs fell in late March and into April, ITAR-TASS reported. She said the current index of unemployed and those facing the possibility of losing their jobs had slipped to 0.5 percent, compared with 20-25 percent in January and February, the Russian news agency...

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]