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2008-07-04 03:00:22

Text of report in English by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 3 July: Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev will discuss with his Turkmen colleague Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow cooperation in the energy sphere. The Russian head of state will pay an official visit to Turkmenistan on 4-5 July. "The main attention during the visit will be given to bilateral relations, cooperation in the fuel and energy sphere," Russian presidential aide Sergey Prikhodko told ITAR-TASS. According to him,...

2008-07-03 09:00:43

Text of "Novosti Dnya" news report by Russian Zvezda TV, Defence Ministry controlled, promotes patriotic values, on 3 July [Presenter] [Russian Prime Minister] Vladimir Putin is holding a visiting session with environmentalists and representatives of the state corporation Olimpstroy in Sochi. The main subject is the construction of Olympic facilities on specially protected areas. In particular, [participants] are discussing the construction of a bobsleigh track, a mountain village and a...

2008-07-01 15:00:48

The president of the Russian oil company Rosneft, Sergey Bogdanchikov, has not ruled out the possibility of reviewing the oil price for China, which has been agreed in a contract concluded with the China National Petroleum Corporation for the period until 2010, ITAR-TASS news agency reported on 1 July. "One cannot rule out a review of prices, but this is possible on the basis of a mutual agreement, we are discussing this subject," ITAR-TASS quoted Bogdanchikov as saying in Madrid....

2008-06-27 12:03:03

Ukraine will pay more than 400 dollars for 1,000 cu.m. of gas from 2009, the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reported at 1313 gmt on 27 June, quoting Gazprom chairman Aleksey Miller. "If agreements with Central Asian countries are reached on the purchase of gas on the basis of the average European price, then the price of gas for Ukraine will be more than 400 dollars," he said. "There is an understanding that gas will be supplied to Ukraine in accordance with market principles from 1 January...

2008-06-27 09:03:03

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Asgabat, 27 June: In 2009 Turkmenistan will transport natural gas from the right bank of the Amu Darya [river] to China via Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, the president of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, said in his welcoming message today to participants in the construction of a gas processing facility at the Samandepe field [in eastern Turkmenistan]. It is located on the right bank of the Amu Darya and is in the Bagtyyarlyk...

2008-06-26 06:03:00

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Moscow, 26 June. Gazprom [the Russian gas giant] intends to take an active part in the construction of the trans-American gas pipeline in its Venezuela-Brazil section. This was announced today by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Zhukov. "We have quite concrete projects for energy cooperation and here we are talking about a concrete blueprint for the beginning of the construction of the trans-American gas pipeline, [namely] its...

2008-06-23 06:00:22

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Kemerovo, 23 June: The accident at the Lenin mine in Kemerovo Region on 30 May, in which five miners died, was caused by a violation of rules on supporting the assembly chamber, and the rules for doing assembly work, Nikolay Smirnov, head of the state commission investigating the causes of the accident and acting head of the regional directorate of Rostekhnadzor [Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Monitoring], told...

2008-06-21 15:00:27

Excerpt from report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Dushanbe 21 June: The second unit of the Sangtuda-1 hydroelectric power station, being built with Russia' involvement on the Tajik River Vakhsh, will start producing electricity in early July, the headquarters for supervising the construction told the news agency today, adding that the trial run of the unit is scheduled for 23 June. The Sangtuda-1 hydroelectric power station with its designed capacity of 670 MW is the...

2008-06-20 15:00:30

Text of report by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Dushanbe, 20 June: The signing of an intergovernmental agreement on supplying electricity from Tajikistan to Afghanistan in 2010- 2015, which was planned for today, has not been held. The Tajik Energy and Industry Ministry's spokesman told journalists that the ceremony of signing the document was postponed "solely due to technical reasons" for indefinite time. A draft agreement on the supply of surplus electricity from Tajikistan to...

2008-06-19 12:00:00

Text of report by state-controlled Russian Channel One TV on 19 June [Presenter] For the first time in ten years, a space rocket was launched from the Kapustin Yar range in Astrakhan under the Interkosmos international project. It was successful - all six US communications satellites that the rocket was supposed to put into orbit have reached the planned altitude. This has been confirmed by telemetric data. The goal of the project is to bring telecommunications to the world's regions where...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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