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redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Cosmonauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) have reportedly discovered terrestrial sea plankton from the outside of one of the orbital base’s modules, Russian news agency...

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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...

2009-07-05 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...

2009-04-27 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. "Bodies of all deceased were found and taken to the surface, the bodies are being identified," the press service of the Kazakh Emergency Situations Ministry told ITAR-TASS. [Passage omitted: six miners fell into a mine shaft in...

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. "On the eve of the Bishkek summit of the CIS, the Russian TV news channel Vesti started its broadcasts. It is for the first time for the news channel to broadcast on a terrestrial frequency abroad. Unlike satellite and cable TV, whose number of subscribers is limited, a greater...

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. The US secretary of state told journalists about this today following a meeting with Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov. "I am sure that the new US administration will also have good and firm relations with Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is a very important state in the region," Rice said. The...

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]. In the presence of Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev and [German] Chancellor Angela Merkel, the agreement was signed by [Gazprom CEO] Aleksey Miller and the chairman of the...

2008-09-26 12:00:31

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Bishkek, 26 September: Due to a power crisis, winter holidays will be extended for several schools in Kyrgyzstan from 25 December to 1 March [2009], the Kyrgyz minister of industry, energy and fuel resources, Saparbek Balkibekov, said in parliament today. He said that nearly two-month-long holidays would have to be introduced in only secondary schools that had failed to switch from electrical heating to other types of fuel on...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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