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2014-01-28 23:04:15

Aim to Improve Care for HIV Patients in Irkutsk, Halt Growing Health Threat Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and colleagues in Russia are launching an ambitious effort to check the growing public health threat posed by drug-resistant tuberculosis, especially to people with HIV, in the Siberian city of Irkutsk. It’s a critically important mission, both for the people there and because of the risk that international...

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2011-02-18 09:58:25

Siberia's Lake Baikal, the world's oldest, deepest, and largest freshwater lake, has provided scientists with insight into the ways that climate change affects water temperature, which in turn affects life in the lake. The study was published in the journal PLoS ONE on Feb. 16. "Lake Baikal has the greatest biodiversity of any lake in the world," explained co-author Stephanie Hampton, deputy director of UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis (NCEAS). "And,...

2008-12-16 12:30:00

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Paradigm(TM) (www.pdgm.com), a leading provider of enterprise software solutions to the global oil and natural gas exploration and production (E&P) industry, announced today its donation of well log and petrophysical analysis software to the Irkutsk State Technical University (ISTU) in Eastern Siberia. "Paradigm Geolog has great value in the education of oil and gas industry specialists," said Dr. Alexander Georgievich Dmitriev,...

2008-09-16 09:00:44

IRKUTSK. Sept 10 (Interfax) - The Irkutsk Oil Company may increase oil supplies to the East Siberia - Pacific Ocean (ESPO) pipeline planned as of 2012 to 2.5 million tonnes a year, which is twice as much as previously agreed, company CEO Marina Sedykh told Interfax in the wings of the 5th Baikal Economic Forum. The increase is facilitated by the boost in oil reserves at the company's fields, she said. For instance, this year it has added 31 million tonnes of oil of C1+C2 categories to its...

2008-07-14 21:00:28

IRKUTSK. July 14 (Interfax) - Some 4.4 million tonnes of crude oil was shipped by the Eastern Siberian Railways (ESR), an affiliate of Russian Railways (RZD) (RTS: RZHD), to China in January-June 2008, a decline of 1.2% from the same period of 2007, the ESR told Interfax. ESR shipped more than 736,000 tonnes of crude to China in June alone, a decline of 0.6% from June 2007. ESR only exports oil via the Zabaikalsk checkpoint in 2008, whereas in 2007 oil was also shipped through Naushki....

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2008-05-01 16:10:00

Russian and American scientists have discovered that the rising temperature of the world's largest lake, located in frigid Siberia, shows that this region is responding strongly to global warming.Drawing on 60 years of long-term studies of Russia's Lake Baikal, Stephanie Hampton, an ecologist and deputy director of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) in Santa Barbara, Calif., and Marianne Moore, a biologist at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass., along with...

2006-07-10 07:33:57

By Ivan Stoyanov IRKUTSK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian investigators reconstructed the last moments of Sibir airlines flight 778 on Monday, while passengers' relatives started the grim task of identifying their loved ones among the up to 128 dead. The Russian Airbus A-310, on a domestic flight from Moscow, careered off the runway, crashed through a concrete wall into garage buildings and burst into flames after it touched down in the Siberian city of Irkutsk on Sunday. Investigators...

2006-07-10 01:05:28

By Ivan Stoyanov IRKUTSK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian investigators reconstructed the last moments of Sibir airlines flight 778 on Monday while passengers' relatives prepared for the grim task of identifying their loved ones among at least 122 people who died. The Russian Airbus A-310, on a domestic flight from Moscow, failed to stop after it touched down in the Siberian city of Irkutsk on Sunday. It careered off the runway, crashed through a concrete wall into garage buildings and...

2006-07-09 17:08:30

By Ivan Stoyanov IRKUTSK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian investigators begin piecing together the last moments of Sibir airlines flight 778 on Monday and passengers' relatives will learn if their loved ones were among at least 122 people who died. The Russian Airbus A-310, on a domestic flight from Moscow, failed to stop when it touched down in the Siberian city of Irkutsk on Sunday and veered off the runway, crashing into a building and bursting into flames. Investigators hope the...

2006-07-09 08:18:41

By Ivan Stoyanov IRKUTSK, Russia (Reuters) - A Russian airliner crashed on landing and burst into flames in Siberia on Sunday, killing at least 122 people and injuring more than 50, emergency officials said. Many of the 200 people on board were children, including 14 pre-teen children, flying for holidays on Lake Baikal, a popular Siberian spot in summer, media reported. At least 122 bodies had been recovered and 53 people were in hospital being treated for burns, trauma and the...


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