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2010-11-16 09:52:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Interfax Information Services Group, the Russian news agency, today formally corrected a series of false allegations that appeared in an article first published on August 30, 2010, entitled "The Helsinki Commission of the U.S. Congress Intends to Hold Hearings Regarding the Possible Involvement of a Number of Russian Law Enforcement Officials in Corruption Schemes." In the official correction issued today, Interfax acknowledged that...

2010-01-25 01:45:00

MOSCOW, January 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Finance & Investment Markets Players Club (KIFIR), PR Newswire, the British Embassy in Moscow, and Petropavlovsk Plc present a Business Discussion Meeting 'Investments - UK and Russia' on 3rd February 2010. The networking event, supported by Petropavlovsk Plc (http://www.petropavlovsk.net), will bring together directors and owners of leading Russian and international companies, leading industry experts, Media and government officials. Main...

2008-10-09 06:00:35

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Almaty, 9 October: Kazakhstan sees no need to construct additional gas pipelines in the conditions of limited resources in the country, Deputy Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Lyazzat Kiinov has said. "We have limited resources (of gas - Interfax-Kazakhstan). We have already signed a contract with Russia on the volume we are planning to deliver. It is still early for Kazakhstan to hold talks on constructing a gas...

2008-10-08 12:00:33

Excerpt from report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Moscow, 8 October: Leading gas exporting countries are not yet going to set up a gas trading structure similar to OPEC, Russian First Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Denisov has said. Work is under way at the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), he said. "At the moment, we are studying various ways to develop the forum further. However, none of them provides for the creation of an OPEC- like international cartel,"...

2008-10-08 12:00:32

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Almaty, 8 October: Kazakhstan and Iran are considering exchanging oil and gas assets. "We asked them (Iran). They said that they would offer us (oil and gas assets in the country). They said that they wanted to get a similar offer from us," Deputy Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Lyazzat Kiinov told journalists on the sidelines of the oil and gas conference KIOGE-2008 in Almaty today. At the same time, he noted that the...

2008-10-07 03:00:21

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Almaty, 7 October: The head of KazMunayGaz, Kairgeldy Kabyldin, has confirmed the Kazakh national oil and gas company's intention to sell KazTransGaz-Tbilisi if there are good offers. "As in any business, this operation (of KazTransGaz-Tbilisi - Interfax-Kazakhstan) can be sold out. If there are good offers, then why not, everything depends on the offers," he said, speaking at a conference in Almaty today. He also said that...

2008-09-24 21:00:20

MOSCOW. Dept 24 (Interfax) - The Federal Tender Commission for television has recommended extending the license of the 2x2 television channel, Federal Press and Mass Media Agency head Mikhail Seslavinsky said. "The extension of the license was recommended unanimously," Seslavinsky told journalists after a tender commission meeting. The TV channel will now have to file an application for the extension of the license to the Federal Communications and Mass Media Oversight Service,...

2008-09-24 12:00:31

Excerpt from report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Astana, 24 September: The state company for managing Kazakhstan's main gas pipelines KazTransGaz is considering the issue of selling its assets in Georgia, that is the gas distribution company KazTransGaz-Tbilisi Ltd. "The sale of this company is being discussed, as the project looks weak from an economic point of view. Furthermore, high political risks, I mean the current situation in the Caucasus. Although the conflict...

2008-09-22 21:00:27

MOSCOW. Sept 22 (Interfax) - Russia plans to collect 95-100 million tonnes of grain in 2008, Agriculture Minister Alexei Gordeyev said at a Monday meeting of the federal government presidium. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-18 21:00:22

MOSCOW. Sept 18 (Interfax-AVN) - A draft three-year budget assigns over 16 billion rubles for Russian chemical and biological security, a lower house source told Interfax-AVN. "This is a provision of the draft federal budget for 2009 and the period of 2010-2011 submitted to the State Duma," the source said. Five billion rubles will be assigned for Russian chemical and biological security in 2009; the allocations will amount to 5.4 billion rubles in 2010 and about 6 billion rubles in 2011,...


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