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Main news of January 25

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Main news - Sputnik International
A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours


* Russia's Khrunichev research center plans to develop a new super-heavy carrier rocket that will be used to launch a piloted spacecraft to Mars

* Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, ratified a new strategic arms reduction agreement with the United States

* Russia's veterinary and sanitary watchdog has imposed interim restrictions on imports of poultry from Germany due to dioxin contamination of feed, deputy head Nikolai Vlasov said

* Moscow and Paris signed an agreement to jointly build Mistral-class helicopter carriers for the Russian Navy

* More talks are needed on Iran's nuclear program, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said

*At least six foreigners, including two British and one German, are on the list of 25 identified victims of the Moscow airport blast, released by the website


* Families of those killed in a deadly terrorist attack at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport on Monday will receive 3 million rubles ($100,000) compensation from the government, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said

* President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited Moscow hospitals where victims of the January 24 bomb attack on the Domodedovo Airport are receiving care

*Medvedev demanded Interior Ministry and Federal Security Service (FSB) officials responsible for security at Domodedovo be punished

* Medvedev instructed the government to implement thorough checks of passengers at major transportation facilities in the wake of the bomb attack at Domodedovo airport that killed 35

* Police officers and security staff on duty at the Domodedovo airport will be investigated for possible negligence, a law enforcement source said

* Russia's economy cannot be modernized if the government sticks to its target of having a balanced budget in 2015, Rossiyskaya Gazeta newspaper quoted Deputy Economic Development Minister Andrei Klepach as saying

Two terrorists were allegedly involved in the bomb attack at Domodedovo that killed 35 and injured up to 180 on Monday, a law enforcement source said

* Russia will launch another three Glonass-M satellites on board a Proton heavy carrier rocket later this year to complete the orbiting Glonass grouping, the head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos said


* Russia resumed oil deliveries to Belarus, halted pending a new price agreement in late December, Russia's state-controlled oil pipeline monopoly Transneft said

* Russian long-distance telecoms provider Rostelecom has rejected the idea of floating its quasi-treasury stock, but will list its shares on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), Vedomosti business daily quoted sources as saying

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