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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.
The Russian Federal Service for Supervision in Communications and Mass Communications has warned the editors of Russian mass media that they have "to observe legislation on preventing the spreading of extremist reports", the ITAR-TASS news agency reported on 12 August.
Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Bishkek, 8 August: Rescuers of the Altay Territory department of Russia's Ministry of Emergencies have joined in the search for the three Russian mountain climbers who went missing in Kyrgyzstan. So have their relatives.
Workers in Russia's Khabarovsk Territory worked Wednesday to restore power to several dozen settlements following a hurricane and thunderstorm.
Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Kaliningrad, 30 July: Flight departures from the Khrabrovo international airport in Kaliningrad were suspended on Wednesday evening [30 July] because a suspicious package had been found at the entrance to the terminal.
Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 29 July: The Vitse-Admiral Zakharyin minesweeper, a fundamentally new mine defence vessel, has joined the Novorossiysk naval base of the Russian Black Sea Fleet.
Text of report in English by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Kiev, 25 July: The third unit of the Rivne nuclear power plant was automatically disconnected from the Ukrainian power network and shut down on Thursday [24 July], the Emergency Situations Ministry said.
The Russian Union of Oil and Gas Industrialists has called upon the country's federal government to reduce prices of petrol, diesel and aviation fuel by slashing taxes, according to Itar-Tass.
The Altai Republic on the southern border of Russia in Central Asia has been hit by at least 158 wildfires this year, officials said. At least three fires were reported to be burning Wednesday in the taiga or coniferous forest, Itar-Tass reported. Last year, there were only 126 fires in 12 months.
The Donetsk-based cable television company Nadezhda has been stripped of its license for broadcasting Russian TV channels, the Russian ITAR-TASS news agency reported on 15 July, quoting company's director-general Vadym Pohorzhelskyy.
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