Russian news, notes and thoughts

June, 2011 / RSS notes

30 June, 2011  // After four years in Russia, iconic American soupmaker Campbell announced that it is giving up. The reason for departure may lie in Russia's conservative food culture. Nothing is better than homemade soup.

29 June, 2011  // Russia's state electricity monopoly InterRao cut power supplies to Belarus over $43 million of unpaid bills, deepening an economic crisis that has eroded support for the country's authoritarian president, Alexander Lukashenko.

28 June, 2011  // Norilsk Nickel, largest Russian mining company, plans to spend $370 million to double its shipments across Arctic Ocean by 2016 as global warming allows the route to rival the journey through Suez Canal. The benefits of global warming?

26 June, 2011  // Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov was elected chairman of the Pravoye Delo political party as the pro-democracy movement seeks to challenge Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's United Russia in this year's election. Let's see what will happen next.

25 June, 2011  // Russia will launch a campaign against racism in soccer, looking to end such displays as the one in a game this week. Unfortunately racism has become entrenched in some of the country's fan clubs.

22 June, 2011  // Russia has said it will resume importing vegetables from the European Union three weeks after it banned them over the E.coli outbreak. The EU is expected to start exports this week. No WTO membership otherwise?

21 June, 2011  // Forty-four people have died in an air crash of Tu-134 plane in north-west Russia near Petrozavodsk (Karelia). Another eight have been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

20 June, 2011  // Russia carried on its winning ways, despite several torrential downpours during the second day, and eventually defending their European Athletics Team Championships title. Well done!

19 June, 2011  // Spain has expressed desire for Russia to invest its foreign reserves in the country's debt, Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said Saturday. Let's buy some Spain.

16 June, 2011  // Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Moscow on Wednesday for a state visit aimed at deepening pragmatic cooperation between China and Russia.

15 June, 2011  // The post-Fukushima wave of planned nuclear phase-outs is set to benefit leading gas exporters such as Russia as the world adjusts to a lower nuclear share in the energy mix. Will Europe become increasingly dependent on Russia?

14 June, 2011  // The 5th China-Russia people-to-people friendly strategic dialogue opened in Beijing to promote the development of the strategic partnership of cooperation between the two nations through non-governmental exchanges.

12 June, 2011  // Russia is voicing concern about guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey now just off its shores in Black Sea taking part in annual joint military exercises conducted by NATO and Ukraine. Scared of one warship?

10 June, 2011  // Russia will lift its ban on imports of fresh vegetables from the EU after a deadly outbreak of E. coli, President Dmitry Medvedev said after talks with his EU counterparts.

9 June, 2011  // Russia's Soyuz spacecraft was successfully lifted off for ISS carrying Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa. Good luck!

7 June, 2011  // Numbers of couples opting to remain childless in Russia are growing, while those with several children face entrenched discrimination. Preferring not to have additional problems.

5 June, 2011  // The financially struggling Belarus is to receive a $3 billion loan from a Russia-dominated group in exchange for privatizing a large chunk of its state-controlled economy. Will Lukashenko deceive Russia again?

4 June, 2011  // Russian Embassy in Yemen is preparing to evacuate Russian citizens from the country said the press attache of the embassy in Sana'a Aidar Buygunov. Just in time.

2 June, 2011  // Italian carmaker Fiat will invest $1.1 billion and build 120,000 cars a year in Russia to take advantage of state investment incentives and a recovering car industry.

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