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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...

2009-09-25 12:37:52

The man convicted of killing Russian gold medal-winning Olympics cyclist Dmitry Nelyubin has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, court officials said. ITAR-Tass said Friday Alim Azhagoyev was given the sentence in a city court in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the New Year's Day 2005 killing. Nelyubin, 33, was fatally stabbed during a street fight that began after the 1988 Olympic champion, his common-law wife Natalia and a friend began setting off fireworks, authorities said. Azhagoyev's...

2009-09-05 21:47:16

Russia is revoking KD Avia's certification, effective next week, putting the airline out of business, the chief of the country's aviation agency said. Gennady Kurzenkov, chief of the Russian aviation agency Rosaviatsiya, said Friday KD Avia was given time to inform passengers, personnel and agents of its situation, ITAR-TASS reported. The airline began as Kaliningrad Avia in 1945 and changed its name in 2005 to differentiate itself from a state-owned company with the same name. The airline...

2009-07-07 12:55:13

Russian writer Vasily Aksyonov, the author of Generations of Winter, has died at age 76 from the effects of a stroke, his widow said. Aksyonov died Monday at the Sklifosovsky Emergency Medicine Research Institute in Moscow, his widow, Maya Aksyonova, told ITAR-TASS in a story published Tuesday. Aksyonov had been partially paralyzed since suffering a stroke , Jan. 15, 2008, Viktor Vogman, Aksyonov's literary agent said. Aksyonov was the author of Generations of Winter, The Island of Crimea,...

2009-07-05 15:18:49

Government and TV officials paid their final respects during the full military burial in Moscow for Russian singer Lyudmila Zykina, ITAR-TASS reports. The Russian news agency said the military honors accorded Zykina Saturday at Moscow's Novodevichye cemetery represented a rare honor among Russian citizens. The funeral, attended by Russian Culture Minister Alexander Avdeyev and State Duma Vice Speaker Lyudmila Slisk, featured a military orchestra, an honor guard and was punctuated with a...

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...

2009-06-05 13:08:10

Authorities in Moscow said they arrested a man who allegedly posed as an Interpol agent to swindle a woman out of more than $35,000. An unidentified man, who posed as the police major-general of the Russian National Central Bureau of Interpol, offered to the woman his assistance in purchasing non-residential quarters in Moscow. The defrauded woman gave 1.1 million roubles ($35,605) to him, but as the disguised 'major- general' did not give to her the promised assistance she turned to police,...

2009-05-08 12:38:24

Russian police have recovered nine medals that were stolen from a 90-year-old World War II veteran, a police source said. The source said police in the Shusha district of the Krasnoyarsk Territory explained that the veteran was returning home from a celebration held ahead of V-E Day when he was confronted by an ex-convict, Itar-Tass reported Friday. The former convict noticed the medals on the jacket of the old man and decided to steal and sell them. The suspected robber traced down the...


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