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2014-08-21 13:16:42

Cosmonauts onboard the International Space Station have reportedly discovered terrestrial sea plankton from the outside of one of the orbital base’s modules, Russian news agency Itar-Tass reported earlier this week.

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.

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

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...

2008-10-14 03:00:24

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Almaty, 14 October: Rescue operations have been completed in mine No 65 of the Kazakhmys Corporation's Zhezkazgantsvetmet company in [central Kazakh] Karaganda Region. In all, six miners died in the mine.

2008-10-09 06:00:24

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 9 October: Russia's Vesti TV news channel has started its broadcasts in Kyrgyzstan, ITAR-TASS learned at the TV channel's press service today.

2008-10-05 12:00:03

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Astana, 5 October: Condoleezza Rice has expressed confidence that the new US administration will also have good and firm relations with Kazakhstan.

2008-10-02 12:06:52

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS St Petersburg, 2 October: Russia's Gazprom and the German electricity and energy holding company E.ON have signed an agreement on a joint participation in a project to develop the South Russian oil and gas field [sometimes called Yuzhno Russkoye gas field].

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.