Latest Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union Stories

2009-05-08 12:38:24

Russian police have recovered nine medals that were stolen from a 90-year-old World War II veteran, a police source said. The source said police in the Shusha district of the Krasnoyarsk Territory explained that the veteran was returning home from a celebration held ahead of V-E Day when he was confronted by an ex-convict, Itar-Tass reported Friday. The former convict noticed the medals on the jacket of the old man and decided to steal and sell them.

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...

2009-04-17 13:51:15

Police in Russia said they have arrested a 72-year-old woman accused of swindling a Moscow man out of $90,000. Investigators said the woman had told the victim that she would arrange for him to purchase an apartment at a reduced price in exchange for the money he paid her, ITAR-Tass reported Friday. Her victim was a Muscovite whom the cunning pensioner offered her services to sell an apartment under a preferential Moscow government program, a law enforcement officer said.

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.

2008-09-26 15:00:38

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin met Friday to outline business and military cooperation.

2008-09-26 06:00:29

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Orenburg, 26 September: Russia and Venezuela have signed a memorandum on cooperation in the energy sector and on possible areas of cooperation between Gazprom and Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA).

2008-09-25 06:00:27

Russia should actively influence world oil prices, Energy Minister Sergey Shmatko has said, Interfax news agency reported on 25 September. "The Russian delegation has recently attended an OPEC meeting.

2008-09-24 15:00:12

Text of report in English by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Kiev, 24 September: Ukraine and the United States will make the first launch of a new carrier rocket at the end of 2010, the deputy director-general of Ukraine's national space agency, Eduard Kuznetsov, said on Wednesday [24 September].

2008-09-23 15:00:26

Text of report in English by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Minsk, 23 September: Belarus plans to launch its satellite in 2009, the Council of Ministers' presidium said at its meeting on Tuesday [23 September] that focused on the country's space programme for 2008-12.

Word of the Day
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'