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2008-07-15 03:00:37

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Almaty, 15 July: A case of anthrax has been registered in East Kazakhstan Region, the Kazakh Emergency Situations Ministry said today. It said that a 41-year-old female resident of the Novo-Kanayka village in East Kazakhstan Region's Ulansk District was taken to the infectious diseases department of the Ust-Kamenogorsk city hospital on 13 July with suspected anthrax. "The condition of the patient is fairly serious. The diagnosis has...

2008-07-14 15:00:46

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 14 July: President Dmitriy Medvedev has signed a law on settling Tajikistan's debt through transfer to Russia of the Nurek optical and electronic facility [space control system] and investment into the Sangtuda-1 hydroelectric power station [in Tajikistan]. The Russian president signed into law a bill "On ratifying an agreement between the Russian government and the Tajik government on settling the debt to the Russian...

2008-07-14 09:01:02

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 14 July: Russia does not link the delivery of oil and gas to Europe with the deployment of ABM components in the Czech Republic, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Kislayk said today. "Gas sales to the Czech Republic or any other country are in no way linked with, or dependent on, the issue of the third positioning area for US anti-missile defence in Europe," the diplomat said. "I don't know whether we are going to cut gas...

2008-07-13 09:00:33

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Asgabat, 13 July: Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan have been conducting talks on Turkmen gas exports. Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister Tacberdi Tagyyew, who is in charge of the country's oil and gas sector, briefed the president about the talks' results today. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev came up with a proposal to buy Turkmenistan's gas at a recent meeting with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow in Astana, where the latter...

2008-07-10 06:00:44

Excerpt from report in English by Russian state news agency ITAR- TASS Moscow, 9 July: The Russian government is considering the possibility of building an oil refinery that will not depend on major oil companies, Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin has said. "We and development institutions are considering the possibility of building a good oil refinery to process oil produced by independent companies," he said on Wednesday [9 July]. According to Sechin, the cost of building the oil...

2008-07-10 06:00:33

Text of report in English by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 9 July: The Russian government has suggested building alternative filling stations at major hubs in order to reduce the price of aviation fuel, Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin has said. "There are different proposals, they will be studied and updated. Based on international experience, alternative filling stations may be built at major hubs as an option," Sechin told a briefing on Wednesday [9 July]. In his words,...

2008-07-09 12:00:44

Text of report by Russian state news agency RIA Novosti Moscow, 9 July: Gazprom has made an offer to Libya to buy all of its oil, gas and liquefied natural gas output, the Russian has holding company said in a report. The offer was made during a visit to Libya by Gazprom head [board chairman] Aleksey Miller. The report says that during the visit "issues of coordinating marketing policies were discussed". "The Libyan side made a positive assessment of Gazprom's offer concerning the...

2008-07-09 09:00:54

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Almaty, 9 July: Construction of the Kazakh section of a gas pipeline to China with the capacity of 30bn cu. m. a year has been started in [southern] Almaty Region. The first welding work of the new line near Almaty was carried out by specialists of the KazStroyService [Kazakh Construction Services] company and China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Corporation in Kazakhstan Ltd - potential contractors of the project. "Construction of...

2008-07-04 09:00:39

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Asgabat, 4 July: Turkmenistan is not going to take part in the construction of Nabucco gas pipeline network, Sergey Prihodko, the Russian president's aide told journalists today. "Our Turkmen colleagues, during talks with us, have not mentioned Nabucco at all," he said. "Perhaps, Nabucco project as well as its implementation are just virtual dreams of European officials," Prihodko says. Nabucco, a 3,300-km gas pipeline project,...

2008-07-04 06:00:54

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Asgabat, 4 July: Gazprom is not afraid of alternative projects for the transportation of gas from Turkmenistan and intends to put forward its own initiatives for cooperation, the chairman of the company's Management Committee, Aleksey Miller, has said. "The Caspian gas pipeline that we are building together with Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan remains a commercially profitable project," Miller said. Asked whether an agreement on the price...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'