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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. The rebranding is governed by the fact that independent non-commercial organization AG Novosti Moskvy, part of the RIA Novosti media holding, has purchased a 65% stake in closed joint-stock company PRIME-TASS Business News Agency. Under decisions made at an extraordinary general meeting of PRIME-TASS' shareholders in May, the agency will revert to the name PRIME. The...

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. stations in New York and Washington, D.C. The new stations will air live programming with the Russian perspective on international news, culture, arts and events over 1430 AM and 1390 AM frequency, respectively. The stations mark the...

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. The new contract for one transponder will be used by GlobeCast to broadcast channels produced by TVR, Romania's national public broadcaster. It doubles TVR's resources 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. Petersburg, Medvedev said the region is quickly turning into Russia's most promising market for grain and called for coordination among exporting nations to keep prices affordable, RIA Novosti reported. Taking into account the extent of our borders, considering the size of our state, the Asia Pacific region is...

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. Interest in them grows from one year to the next both among...

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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.