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Main News of January 6
A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours
Russian Govt. Approves ‘Antitrust Roadmap’
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved a “roadmap” for a special program to promote competition and improve antimonopoly policy, the government press service said on Sunday.
Russia to Start Construction of Three Radar Stations
Russia will start building new radar stations of the Voronezh class in three regions this year, spokesman for Russia’s Space Forces Col. Alexei Zolotukhin said on Sunday.
French Actor Depardieu Gets Russian Passport
French film star Gerard Depardieu has received a Russian passport at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, the president’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday.
‘Future Soldier’ Uniform State Tests Slated for April
Russia will conduct in April state tests of military equipment sets Ratnik, nicknamed “future soldier uniforms,” Defense Ministry ground forces spokesman Lt. Col. Nikolai Donyushkin said on Sunday.
Russia’s Yakutia Declares War on Wolves
Authorities in Russia’s northeastern republic of Yakutia have declared a state of emergency over increased attacks of wolves on livestock.
Juvenile Delinquents Escape Siberia Correctional Facility
Over 20 juvenile delinquents escaped a special educational facility in the Siberian city of Surgut on Saturday.
Main News of January 5
A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours
Russian Kills Two Women, Wraps Up Bodies in Carpets
Police in Russia’s Urals Perm region have detained a man who allegedly killed two women and then wrapped up their bodies in carpets, investigators said on Saturday.
Russia’s Caspian Flotilla to Get 5 Assault Ships
The Russian Caspian Flotilla's naval infantry will get two newest small-size missile ships and three Serna amphibious assault ships, a spokesman for the South military district said.
Six Russians Confirmed Dead in Italian Alps Accident
Russia's Consul General in Milan has confirmed that six Russian tourists have been killed and two others seriously injured in a tragic snowmobile accident in the Italian Alps.
French Actress Bardot Praises Putin for Protecting Animals
Legendary French movie icon Brigitte Bardot has said Russian President Vladimir Putin has done more to protect animals than all French presidents.
Russian Cyber Thief Gets Three Years in US Prison
A US court sentenced on Friday a Russian national convicted of orchestrating a cyber-fraud scheme targeting US consumers and banks to three years in prison.
Actress Bardot Threatens to Become Russian if French Authorities 'Kill' Elephants
French actress Brigitte Bardot has threatened to follow her colleague Gerard Depardieu and apply for Russian citizenship – though for a different reason.
Russian Embassy: Ex-Billionaire Held in Cambodia
The Russian Embassy in Cambodia on Friday confirmed that ex-billionaire property developer Sergei Polonsky is in detention in the city of Sihanoukville.
Local Authorities Under Investigation Over Power Outage
Local authorities in Russia’s Tuva Republic are under investigation over an accident at a power plant that left thousands of people without heating as temperatures plunged, the local investigative committee announced on Friday.
Russian Police Seize Over 1,000 Diamonds in Raid
Police in the Russian city of Volgograd have seized over 1,000 diamonds and other gemstones in a raid on traffickers, local police announced on Friday.
Ukrainian President: Adoption Should Not Be Politicized
Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych has waded into the heated debate on international adoption that followed the US Magnitsky Act and Russia's response, stressing that the issue of adoption must not be politicized.
Russia’s Northern Fleet Looks Ahead to International Drills
Servicemen with Russia’s Northern Fleet will take part in a series of joint international exercises in 2013, an official spokesperson for the fleet confirmed on Friday.
Medvedev Approves Medical Science Development Plan
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved a development strategy for the medical sciences in Russia through 2025, a press release posted on the government website Friday says.
CIA Proved Insurgent Leaders Assassination Ineffective in 2009: WikiLeaks
Obama to Create Task Force for Communities to Gain Trust in US Police
Day of Anger: Protests Against Police Brutality
Europe to Pay More for US Gas Rather Than Russian: Energy Agency
Normalization of US-Cuba Relations Focused on Business: US Official
Twitter User JihadistJoe May Be Only 'Jihadist' You Would Want to Follow
Putin Discusses Donbas Situation With Merkel, Hollande, Poroshenko: Kremlin
Putin Will Meet With Journalists at Annual Press Conference on December 18
Highlights of Putin's Big Annual Press Conference 2014
EU Foreign Policy Chief Agrees to Impose New Sanctions Against Russia
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Obama Congratulates Jews on Hanukkah and Says American Released From Cuban Prison
International Migrants Day: the Ins and Outs of Migration Explained