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2008-09-15 21:00:21

MOSCOW. Sept 15 (Interfax) - Strikeforce Mining and Resources (SMR) Ltd., a company in Oleg Deripaska's Basic Element group, will hold a road show for an IPO in Hong Kong in early October, a source close to the deal told Interfax. SMR would be the first company with Russia-based assets on its balance sheet to list in Hong Kong. Bank of China and Morgan Stanley are organizing the IPO. The company plans to raise about $200 million, placing up to 25% of shares on the exchange in Hong Kong....

2008-09-02 21:00:21

MOSCOW. Sept 2 (Interfax) - Russia will not halt energy shipments to Europe over the European Union's reaction to events in South Ossetia, Russia's EU envoy Vladimir Chizhov said. "I would like to dispel the fears that Russia may allegedly stop shipping oil and gas. All this is rubbish!" Chizhov said in a TV linkup from Brussels on Tuesday. Asked whether the recently announced plan to diversify energy supplies was Russia's reaction to its contradictions with the West, Chizhov said, "The...

2008-08-26 15:00:46

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Vladikavkaz, 26 August: At a meeting with representatives of Rosaviatsiya [Federal Air Transport Agency] and North Ossetian authorities on Tuesday [26 August] the Russian Transport Ministry decided to build a new runway at the Vladikavkaz airport, Rosaviatsiya deputy head Anatoliy Pchelin told journalists. He added that, on the whole, a decision to reconstruct the airport's airfield had been taken long ago, however there were...

2008-08-22 06:00:35

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Moscow, 18 August: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has signed a decree relieving Dmitriy Akhanov of his duties as head of the Federal Energy Agency (Rosenergo). A source in the Energy Ministry told the Agency for Oil Information [part of Interfax] that Akhanov was relieved from the post at his own request. It was reported earlier that Rosenergo had been abolished by a presidential decree. At present the Russian Energy...

2008-08-18 15:00:11

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian military news agency Interfax-AVN website Moscow, 18 August: The launch of Iran's first satellite may lead to the militarization of space, an expert in Russia's missile and space sector, who did not want to give his name, told Interfax on Sunday [17 August]. "Iran has become the first country of the Muslim world that launched satellite in space and thus joined the club of space powers. The USA's concerns about the peaceful character of the...

2008-08-17 18:00:25

MOSCOW. Aug 15 (Interfax) - Voice of Russia radio station will increase its broadcasting from Moscow for Georgia by using additional transmitters and increasing airtime. "Voice of Russia will increase its broadcasting for Georgia by increasing the number of short- and medium-wave transmitters. The broadcasting facilities of the seven transmission units in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar and Samara have now been connected," the Voice of Russia said in a press statement. Moreover, Voice of...

2008-08-11 21:00:46

TBILISI. Aug 11 (Interfax) - Georgia continues to export electricity to Russia via the Kavkasioni-500 power lines and import electricity from Russia via the Salkhino-220 power lines, Malkhaz Broladze, head of the electricity department at LLC Commercial Operator of Georgian Electricity Systems, told Interfax on Monday. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-10 06:00:22

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Tbilisi, 10 August: Media reports saying that Russian fighter planes bombed Tbilisi international airport on Sunday [10 August] morning are not true, the administration of Tbilisi international airport has told Interfax. "The international airport was closed for flights for two hours on Sunday morning because precisely at this time a Russian fighter plane carried out an attack on the runway of Tbilaviamsheni aviation plant," an...

2008-08-02 21:00:14

MINSK. Aug 2 (Interfax) - A Tupolev Tu-204 aircraft belonging to the Russian airline Red Wings made an emergency landing at the Minsk national airport on Saturday, an airport source told Interfax. The aircraft carrying 191 passengers was en route from Venice to Moscow, he said. "The reason for the emergency landing was dangerous vibration in the first engine," the source said. The plane was landing with only one working engine, he said. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English....

2008-08-02 09:00:19

Text of report by corporate-owned Russian news agency Interfax Minsk, 2 August: A Tu-204 aircraft of Russia's Red Wings Airlines made an emergency landing at Minsk national airport on Saturday [2 August], an airport representative has told Interfax. According to him, the plane was conducting a Venice-Moscow flight. A total of 191 passengers were on board. "The reason for the emergency landing was a dangerous vibration in the first engine," the agency's interlocutor said. He added that...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'