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