Main News of June 22

© RIA NovostiMain News of June 22
Main News of June 22 - Sputnik International
A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours


Moscow made a new attempt to dodge a $4-billion lawsuit from Tehran over a failed deal to supply S-300 missile systems by offering another type of air defense system to Iran, Kommersant daily said.

Any upcoming treaties on nuclear arms reductions will have to involve all countries that have atomic weapons at their disposal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

A huge fragment of meteorite that slammed into Russia’s Urals region in February was located on the bottom of Chebarkul Lake in the Chelyabinsk Region, a scientist said.

“Explicitly religious” clothes and symbols will be banned in schools and universities of South Russia’s Astrakhan Region starting from September 1, the region’s governor said.

Russian heavy metal legend Sergei Troitsky, better known as Spider, said kittens will become the main source of funding for his Moscow mayor electoral campaign.

Law-enforcers led a group of activists, including prominent rights campaigner Lev Ponomaryov, out of the Moscow office of the For Human Rights non-governmental organization.

The head of Russia’s second-largest bank, the state-owned VTB, spoke up against an amnesty for jailed entrepreneurs backed by President Vladimir Putin.

An internal police check did not confirm media reports that a construction worker was abused and raped with a crowbar by officers, police in the Krasnodar region of southern Russia said.



Western and Arab nations in the Friends of Syria group agreed to supply weapons to the rebel forces fighting the Bashar Assad regime in Syria and to channel it through a unified command system.

Along US with missiles and fighter jets, about 700 US troops will remain in Jordan after training exercises which ended this week, US President Barack Obama said in his letter to the Congress.

The ex-Soviet republic of Armenia will launch its own satellite into the orbit, a governmental official said.

Three people were injured with gunshot wounds in the Belarusian capital Minsk after a gunman in a car fired on people at a bus stop, local ONT television reported.

Georgia’s Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili announced he will retire from politics following the presidential elections in October this year, in an interview with Estonia’s Postimees.



Russia took a confident step toward the FIVB volleyball World League Finals, beating Pool B leaders Italy by three sets to two.

Top tennis seeds Nadia Petrova of Russia and Slovenia's Katarina Srebotnik sauntered to the doubles title at Eastbourne, sweeping aside Monica Niculescu and Klara Zakaplova in the Wimbledon tune-up.

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