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2008-09-19 15:00:24

Russia-based Mobile TeleSystems has launched its 3G networks in Novosibirsk, Norilsk and Vladivostok. Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) launched the first pan-regional 3G network in Russia in May 2008 in St Petersburg followed by Sochi, Yekaterinburg and Kazan. In August 2008, MTS expanded its 3G network to Nizhniy Novgorod. In September 2008, the company brought next-generation networks to Novosibirsk and Norilsk, the two industrial centers in Siberia, and Vladivostok. The company intends to...

2008-09-15 15:00:22

To mark the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist acts, on 12 September Russian Channel One TV showed a controversial documentary, "Zero", which questions the official version of events. The screening of the film, made by prominent Italian journalist and MEP Giulietto Chiesa, was followed by a studio discussion, in which two groups of experts - those who agree with Chiesa's version and those who disagree - expressed their views. "The film, justifiably or not - we'll be discussing this...

2008-07-14 21:00:28

MOSCOW. July 14 (Interfax) - Companies operating three oil projects in Russia under product-sharing agreements failed to ensure the planned level of oil production stipulated in the PSAs in 2007, the Audit Chamber said in a statement. An Audit Chamber session chaired by Chairman Sergei Stepashin in early July considered the results of inspections into the effectiveness of the government's activities in managing existing projects being carried out based on PSAs. The statement says that...

2008-07-08 06:00:10

Integrated communication services provider Comstar UTS has acquired Ural Telephone Company (UTC), a telecoms operator in the Ekaterinburg and Sverdlovsk regions of Russia, for RUB 1.02 billion ($43.4m). UTC provides local and zonal connection services, as well as broadband internet access for residential and corporate subscribers. It owns 800km of fiber-optic connection network which currently covers most of the territory of Ekaterinburg, as well as the largest towns of the Sverdlovsk...

2005-08-15 05:58:47

By Maria Golovnina MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia cordoned off roads and slaughtered hundreds of birds on Monday to contain the advance of a bird flu epidemic toward Western Europe. The outbreak, previously confined to five remote areas of Siberia, has now struck a major industrial region -- Chelyabinsk in the Ural mountains, which separate Asia from Europe. "All ill and infected birds are being slaughtered there," the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement. It was unclear whether the...


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2013-02-19 13:06:23

Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent. It is located mainly in the eastern and northern hemispheres covering 8.7 percent of the Earth’s whole surface area and making up 30 percent of its land area. With about 4.3 billion people, it hosts 60 percent of the world’s current human population. This continent has a high growth rate in the modern era. For example, during the 20th century, Asia’s population almost quadrupled. This continent is defined as making up the...

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