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2008-08-29 09:00:56

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Dushanbe, 29 August: Russia will take part in construction of three new power generating facilities on Tajikistan's rivers, Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev said today, following talks with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon. "It was our proposal, and the Tajik side has supported it," he said. "We made a decision to participate in the construction of three new power generating facilities on Tajikistan's rivers," Medvedev said. The...

2008-08-29 06:00:51

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Dushanbe, 29 August: Russia will help Tajikistan to develop gas and uranium deposits, Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev said following talks with his Tajik counterpart, Emomali Rahmon. "We want to assist in geological prospecting in Tajikistan with the aim of subsequent extraction and possible processing of energy resources. I mean gas and uranium," he said. "Here, we see good prospects for our companies such as Gazprom, the Inter RAO...

2008-08-27 06:00:44

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Dushanbe, 27 August: China will take part in the implementation of a 200m-dollar project to construct the Nurobod-2 hydroelectric power station in Tajikistan. An agreement to this effect was signed today in Dushanbe following the talks between Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and his Chinese opposite number Hu Jintao, who arrived in Tajikistan yesterday on an official visit. [Passage omitted: in all, 13 documents were signed...

2008-08-26 18:00:36

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 26 August: The Georgian civil aviation department unreasonably refuses to serve flights from Russia in Georgian airspace, a spokesman for the State Corporation for Organizing Air Traffic in the Russian Federation FGUP [federal state unitary enterprise] told ITAR-TASS today, commenting on the situation that has evolved with the serving of aircraft over Georgian territory. "On 25 August, the Tbilisi aviation authorities...

2008-08-24 15:00:26

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Bishkek, 24 August: About 25 people have survived in a Boeing- 737 passenger aircraft which crashed today here [in Bishkek] while taking off from Manas airport. There were altogether 123 people on the board including the crew, the department of civil aviation of Kyrgyzstan has said. According to it, the aircraft was bound from Bishkek to Mashhad (Iran) and was rented by the Iranian airline Osman. Groups of paramedics, firefighters...

2008-08-24 15:00:25

The passenger jet which crashed shortly after taking off from Manas international airport near the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on 24 August was on a charter flight from Bishkek to the Iranian city of Mashhad operated by the Iranian airline Osman, the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reported. Originally published by ITAR-TASS news agency, Moscow, in English 1733 24 Aug 08. (c) 2008 BBC Monitoring Newsfile. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-24 12:00:31

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Dushanbe, 24 August: As of today, Tajikistan closed its borders with the neighbouring countries, including Afghanistan, the head of the border troops of the State Committee on National Security of Tajikistan, Sherali Mirzo, has told ITAR-TASS. "The closure of borders as a preventive measures is due to the need to ensure security of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization [SCO] summit to be held on 28 August," Sherali Mirzo stressed....

2008-08-20 12:00:52

Text of report in English by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 19 August: Russia is ready for a full-scale energy dialogue with Iraq to restore historical relations, Energy Minister Sergey Shmatko said at a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Karim Wahid Hasan on Monday [18 August]. The Russian minister informed Hasan on the reform of Russia's electric power sector. He pointed out that Russia had been developing "comprehensive proposals for the development of different countries'...

2008-08-19 09:00:56

Text of report in English by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 19 August: Russia's Proton-M booster with British satellite Inmarsat 4F3 has been launched from the Baykonur cosmodrome, the secretary of the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Centre, Aleksandr Bobrenev, told ITAR-TASS on Tuesday [19 August]. "Proton-M with the Briz-M upper stage and Inmarsat 4F3 satellite was launched from Baykonur at 0243 Moscow time [2243 gmt 18 August]," he said. Originally...

2008-08-15 09:01:04

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Vladikavkaz, 15 August: The first batch of Kazakh humanitarian aid for South Ossetian residents will be delivered to South Ossetia, ITAR-TASS has learnt at the information service of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry. "Valeriy Petrov, deputy Kazakh emergencies minister, as well as 10 tonnes of humanitarian aid, will arrive in Vladikavkaz today. The humanitarian aid includes medicines, food products and bedding," the ministry...