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2011-02-28 10:50:00

Russia's powerful Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov issued a stern dressing down to Russian space agency Roscosmos, the Russian equivalent of NASA, at a meeting with Roscosmos's leadership after two satellite launches ended in partial or complete failure in the last three months, AFP reports. Three Glonass navigation satellites in December ended up crashing into the Pacific near the coast of Hawaii soon after launch due to a simple fuel miscalculation. This month Russia rocketed its new...

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2010-10-28 05:09:16

Moscow plans to invest $4.9 million to revamp its computer services with a Windows rival to lessen its dependence on Microsoft and better monitor computer security, according to a lawmaker Wednesday. The national software system will be based on the Linux operating system, said Russian deputy Ilia Ponomarev, confirming an earlier report in the Vedomosti daily. "The devil is in the details," Ponomarev told AFP, adding that those details would be hashed out during a December meeting chaired...

2009-07-18 13:37:48

Russian Serguei Ivanov used a late attack out of a breakaway group Saturday to win Stage 14 of the Tour de France. Italian Rinaldo Nocentini, meanwhile, held on to his yellow jersey for another day. Ivanov, of Team Katusha, rode to the solo victory over the last few miles after surging out of a breakaway group that had been away from the peloton for much of Saturday's 124-mile stage from Colmar to Besancon, France. It was Ivanov's second career Tour de France stage win. He took the stage in 4...

2008-08-27 00:00:40

MOSCOW. Aug 26 (Interfax) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov thanked the Uzbek leadership for a carefully weighed and objective position on the crisis in the Caucasus. "I would like to thank the Uzbek leadership for a carefully weighed and objective position on the crisis in the Caucasus which resulted from the Georgian aggression against South Ossetia, and to express special gratitude for the humanitarian aid provided to the people of South Ossetia," Ivanov told Uzbekistan's...

2008-06-25 21:02:47

MOSCOW. June 25 (Interfax) - Russia's nuclear industry is open to cooperation with private Russian and foreign investors, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said in a keynote speech to the ATOMCON 2008 forum. "The Russian nuclear sector is now open for cooperation, and not only with Russian entrepreneurs, but also foreign investors," Ivanov said. "Russia has identified the extensive construction of nuclear power plants as one of its energy priorities," he said. Ivanov said Russia planned...

2006-08-25 03:30:08

By Ron Popeski MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia ruled out on Friday any discussion for now of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme, saying these had proved ineffective internationally in the past and there was still room for diplomacy. "I know of no instances in world practice and previous experience in which sanctions have achieved their aim and proved effective," Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said. "Moreover, I believe that the question is not so serious at the...

2006-08-25 02:25:29

MOSCOW (Reuters) - International concerns over Iran's nuclear programme do not warrant any discussion at the moment of sanctions against Tehran, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Friday. "I know of no instances in world practice and previous experience in which sanctions have achieved their aim and proved effective," Ivanov, shown on NTV television, told reporters in Russia's far east. "Moreover, I believe that the question is not so serious at the moment for the U.N....

2006-06-30 08:18:14

By Oleg Shchedrov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Friday "certain states" were hampering efforts to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction and other armaments, pointing a finger at the United States over space-based weapons. Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said the attitude of "certain states toward the prevention of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction is becoming increasingly politicized" and it is "getting more difficult to reach multilateral agreements."...

2006-06-21 07:50:00

By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - Missiles to Syria and Iran, warplanes to Venezuela and Myanmar, helicopters to Sudan -- Russia goes its own way when it comes to selling arms, seemingly immune to ethical debates that affect the industry elsewhere. While European Union members argue over whether to lift a weapons ban against China, almost half of Russia's $6 billion arms sales last year went to Beijing. As the White House struggles to persuade Congress to approve a U.S.-India nuclear deal...

2006-06-16 08:55:09

By Richard Balmforth MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin tried on Friday to calm speculation about who will succeed him in 2008, suggesting the top Kremlin job might go to an outsider rather than one of the two fancied contenders. Analysts said Putin's comments reflected Kremlin concerns his authority could be undermined if his succession was perceived as a two-horse race between Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov and First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Speaking...


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