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April, 2011 / RSS notes

30 April, 2011  // The opening game of 2011 World Hockey Championship produced a stunning result, as Germany defeated Russia 2-0 for its first victory in 38 games. Let's hope it was the last defeat.

29 April, 2011  // Russia's largest internet search engine Yandex on Thursday officially announced plans to hold an initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq. Should Google be scared?

27 April, 2011  // Russia, the world's largest oil producer, faces a regional fuel supply crisis that could quickly spread. The cobbler's wife is the worst shod.

26 April, 2011  // The world is marking the 25th anniversary of the worst nuclear accident in history happened in Chernobyl. Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill led the night-time service near a monument to firefighters.

25 April, 2011  // World Figure Skating Championship officially starts in the Russian capital today. It will be the third time Russia hosts such championship. Good luck to all the participants!

24 April, 2011  // Russia is celebrating Easter. Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill has held an overnight festive service at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.

23 April, 2011  // Russia will not permit the first U.S. commercial spacecraft to dock with the ISS unless its safety is fully tested. Waiting for first commercial space station.

21 April, 2011  // South Korea is expected to receive three Siberian tigers, also known as Amur tigers, from Russia in the first half of the year.

18 April, 2011  // Russia has failed to make progress in fighting a growing drug epidemic having the world's third-largest heroin abuse rate and accounting for a third of all heroin deaths worldwide.

17 April, 2011  // Russia is looking to the experience of other countries, including China, to "regulate" Internet use, though Moscow has no plans to broaden web censorship, a government spokesman said. Of course everything is for pure knowledge.

14 April, 2011  // Russia's partners in the BRICS grouping of large emerging nations called on Thursday for Moscow to be granted membership of the WTO as soon as possible. Endless process.

12 April, 2011  // Today the world is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight - the first space travel of human being. Perhaps the most important date in the history of mankind.

11 April, 2011  // The presidents of Russia and Poland are expected today to visit the site of the plane crash near Smolensk that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other people one year ago.

8 April, 2011  // Top executives of Apple's retail team has visited Russia to find a perfect place for a store. Hotel Moskva near the Red Square was chosen. This would be the first Apple store in Russia.

7 April, 2011  // The 27-year-old's 108-minute flight on April 12, 1961 is still remembered in Russia even after the collapse of the Soviet Union as its greatest national achievement.

6 April, 2011  // Russia's Economy Ministry has raised its 2011 inflation forecast to 7%-7.5% from 6%-7%, Deputy Economy Minister Andrei Klepach said. And with the elections coming the inflation rate will be even higher.

5 April, 2011  // Russia has today launched yet another of its Soyuz spacecraft towards the stars on a scheduled crew run to the ISS. Have a nice flight!

4 April, 2011  // Free travel on new high-speed trains should allay fans' fears about long journey to Ekaterinburg - the most far-flung city on Russia's list of sites for 2018 World Cup. Let's hope the train will not break down in the middle of nowhere.

3 April, 2011  // Russia has lifted its ban on travel to Egypt. Russia issued the travel ban during the beginning of Egypt's Revolution. And a lot of Russian tourists immediately rushed there.

3 April, 2011  // Russia is making its final preparations for the launch of its Soyuz spacecraft to the ISS ahead of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first manned journey into space. Good luck!

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