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2009 Review: July

© RIA Novosti . Rudolf KucherovSummer in the Pskov Region
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RIAN News Service looks back at the main events of the outgoing year; below the month-by-month review of 2009 continues, with July

 

RIAN News Service looks back at the main events of the outgoing year; below the month-by-month review of 2009 continues, with July:

 

July 2

* North Korea conducts four test launches of short-range missiles

* Police and security forces prevent assassination of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov

July 4

* North Korea test launches seven ballistic missiles from its eastern coast

July 6

* U.S. President Barack Obama arrives in Moscow on his first visit to Russia since his victory in November's presidential elections

July 8

* Russia's newest Borey class strategic nuclear submarine, the Yury Dolgoruky completes the first round of sea trials

July 13

* Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrives in South Ossetia on his first visit

July 16

* Iranian Atomic Energy Organization head Gholam Reza Aghazadeh resigns

July 22

* Yury Solomonov, the head of the research institute that designed the Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile, resigned after a series of unsuccessful test launches 

July 23

* Iceland officially applies to join the European Union

July 26

* India launches its first nuclear-powered submarine for sea trials

July 26

* Kyrgyzstan's president wins reelection with 76.4% of the vote

July 31

* Russia's Nerpa nuclear attack submarine, damaged in a fatal accident during tests in November last year, starts the second stage of new sea trials

 

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