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About 120,000 Ukrainians were officially employed in Poland in the first half of 2009, the single largest immigrant group in the country, the PAP news agency reported Monday.
According to the results of a public opinion survey released on Thursday, most Russians are positive about U.S. President Barack Obama.
Ahead of the celebrations of the 65th anniversary of Victory Day in the Second World War, British photographer James Hill introduced his vision of people who made one of the greatest contributions to defeat Nazis.
A new wave of unrest hit Kyrgyzstan on Monday, with violent protests in the suburbs of the capital and the south of the country, while ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev left Kazakhstan for an unknown destination.
An exhibition on the Soviet Union"s fight against nationalist groups and Nazi collaborators during World War II will soon open in the Cultural Center of Federal Security Service (FSB), a source in the agency said on Tuesday.
A Russian space cargo ship is expected to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) late on Saturday delivering fresh supplies to the current crew, Russia"s Mission Control said.
At least 11 people were killed and 30 injured in a suicide attack in Swat Valley in Pakistan"s northwest, Aaj TV reported on Monday.
At least 18 people have been killed and another 80 injured in a suicide bomb attack at a police crime laboratory in Baghdad, Aljazeera news agency reported on Tuesday.
A Turkish assassin who shot and wounded Pope John Paul II in 1981 was released from jail on Monday after almost 30 years in Italian and Turkish prisons.
A U.S. delegation will arrive in Moscow this month for discussions on poultry imports from the United States after Russia tightened its regulations, Russia"s chief sanitary official said on Sunday.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Wednesday addressed a letter to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Belarus"s position in regard to oil deliveries.
Bomb attacks by Al-Qaeda militants killed at least 24 and wounded over 60 people in Baghdad as Iraqis voted on Sunday in a general election, the local media reported on Sunday.
Center-right candidate Sebastian Pinera is likely to get a historic win in the Chilean presidential runoff, with 99% of the ballots counted, the Spanish EFE news agency has said.
China could strengthen its nuclear capability in response to U.S. global missile defense plans, a Russian military expert said on Wednesday.
China once again urged U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday to immediately cancel his meeting with Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama due next week, Xinhua said.
India will pay Russia $2.3 billion for work to refit the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier, the IANS agency reported on Thursday.
In its relations with Kyrgyzstan, Moscow has assumed that deposed President Kurbanbek Bakiyev has formally resigned, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.
Iran has tested its third generation of enrichment centrifuges, the head of Iran"s Atomic Energy Organization said on Friday.
Iran hopes the International Atomic Energy Agency will produce an unbiased report on the Islamic Republic"s nuclear program and protect its right to nuclear energy, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
Iran threatened on Thursday to give up its counter-proposal to the UN nuclear watchdog on a uranium swap, if new sanctions were adopted against the Islamic Republic.
Israel has received no guarantees from Russia or China that they will support sanctions against Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday, as quoted by national media.
It will be easy for Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to cancel his predecessor Viktor Yushchenko"s January decree to award, amid much media hysteria, the honorary title of Hero of Ukraine to onetime Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera, a Polish analyst said Sunday.
Moscow authorities have allocated a plot of land on Poklonnaya Hill, a WWII memorial in the Russian capital"s west for a Buddhist temple, a deputy Moscow mayor said Tuesday.
MOSCOW, December 4 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that he had sent one of his birthday presents, a female Siberian tiger cub, to a zoo in southern Russia.
MOSCOW, January 17 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday he believed Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko had a mandate to agree on a resolution for the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine.
MOSCOW, January 20 (RIA Novosti) - Russian energy giant Gazprom will resume gas supplies to Europe via Ukraine at 10:00 a.m. Moscow time (07:00 GMT) on Tuesday, Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov said.
MOSCOW, July 6 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's government will discuss a plan to establish three or four integrated structures incorporating about 60% of all space industry enterprises at a meeting Thursday, a source said.
MOSCOW, May 8 (RIA Novosti) - The launch of a Proton-M rocket carrying the ProtoStar-2 telecoms satellite from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan has been scheduled for May 16, Russia"s space agency Roscosmos said on Friday. The launch will be carried out by International Launch Services Inc. ILS"s controlling stake is owned by Russia"s Khrunichev center, which develops and produces Proton and Angara carrier rockets. ProtoStar Ltd is a private company incorporated in Bermuda, with U.S. operations based in San Francisco, California and Asian operations based in Singapore. ProtoStar intends to operate an initial fleet of three geostationary satellites to provide direct broadcast services for Indonesia, India, Philippines and Taiwan. Two satellites have been acquired, and the first satellite, the ProtoStar-1, was launched aboard an Ariane 5 carrier rocket in July last year. The primary control system for ProtoStar-2 was installed in Indonesia and will be operated by Indovision, a local subscription-based direct broadcast satellite service.
MOSCOW, November 17 (RIA Novosti) - Somali pirates have seized a chemical tanker in the south Somali basin, some 180 nautical miles northwest of Seychelles, the EU NAVFOR Somalia said in a press release.
MOSCOW, October 21 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian government may introduce measures to oblige companies to invest in energy efficiency and other technology projects, a Kremlin aide said on Wednesday.
MOSCOW, October 6 (RIA Novosti) - Russia plans to launch a cargo spaceship to the International Space Station from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on October 15, a Mission Control official said on Tuesday.
MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti military commentator Ilya Kramnik) - On November 12, 2008, the Russian frigate Neustrashimy and the British frigate Cumberland repelled a pirate attack against the Danish vessel Powerful. This was the first time the Russian navy had participated in navigation safety off the Somali coast. How have things changed since then, and how secure is shipping in these waters now?
MOSCOW, September 17 (RIA Novosti) - Russia has launched a new meteorological satellite on board a Soyuz 2.1b carrier rocket, a spokesman for the Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said on Thursday.
MOSCOW, September 2 (RIA Novosti) - Russia"s military leadership including fleet and military district commanders gathered in Moscow on Wednesday to discuss ongoing military reforms, a defense source said.
MOSCOW. (Yury Zaitsev for RIA Novosti) - Colonel General Vladimir Popovkin, commander of the Russian Space Force, told a news conference that the national satellite cluster lacked a spacecraft capable of preventing an asteroid strike.
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will attend the inauguration of Viktor Yanukovych as president of Ukraine, a source in the Moscow Patriarchate said on Friday.
Poland"s acting president, Bronislaw Komorowski, has one of the highest ratings of any Polish politician in recent years, the Polish News Agency reported on Wednesday, citing pollster CBOS.
Polish President Lech Kaczynski could decide not to attend Victory Day festivities in Moscow on May 9 following Russia"s invitation of Poland"s former Communist ruler to attend the same event.
Pope Benedict XVI has visited Turin where he viewed the Holy Shroud, a cloth in which, it is believed, Jesus Christ was buried, BBC reported.
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Round-the-clock TV news network Russia Today (RT) launched its Spanish channel on Monday, to add to its English and Arabic channels.
Rubin Kazan held on to a 1-1 home draw on Thursday against a Wolfsburg side that gave fair warning the Russian champions face a challenge in Germany next week to get to the Europa League quarterfinals.
Russia and India are to sign an additional agreement on a contract to upgrade the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrying cruiser, a Russian military cooperation service top official said Monday.
Russia and the United States will continue discussions on a new strategic arms cuts treaty on February 1, the U.S. State Department said Tuesday.
Russia continues to view NATO as a major security threat rather than an ally, while Moscow"s military doctrine does not reflect reality, the head of the Western military alliance said on Friday.
Russia has selected Barclays Capital, Citibank, Credit Suisse and VTB Capital as lead managers for a sovereign Eurobond issue, its first for over a decade, the Finance Ministry said on Friday.
Russia is preparing to launch a Progress cargo spaceship on a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), the Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said on Monday.
Russia is preparing to send disaster relief to quake-struck Haiti, including a mobile air hospital, the emergencies ministry said Wednesday.
Russian and Iranian diplomats discussed on Thursday the situation around Tehran"s nuclear program on the back of an announcement made by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad earlier in the day that Iran had produced its first stock of 20%-enriched uranium.
Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev said on Wednesday that it was unacceptable for traffic police to force owners of private cars to use their vehicles to form roadblocks.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived on Thursday to Russia"s North Caucasus republic to discuss security situation in the region following the recent terrorist attacks.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has blasted a U.S. couple who sent an adoptive child back to Russia.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed 21 pardons of convicted criminals, the Kremlin press service said on Thursday.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday signed a law on the ratification of Protocol 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights, opening the way for European Court of Human Rights reforms.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday ordered humanitarian aid sent to Chile, which was severely damaged by a devastating 8.8-magnitude earthquake over the weekend, the Kremlin said.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on Tuesday on Russia joining UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear missile tests.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk on Sunday laid flowers at the site of the Polish president"s plane crash in west Russia"s Katyn forest that left no survivors.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sacked a senior health official for public criticism of a draft law introducing state regulation of pharmaceutical pricing, the government said on Saturday.
Russian skiers Nikolay Morilov and Alexey Petukhov won the bronze medal in the men"s cross-country team sprint at the Vancouver Olympic Games on Monday.
Russia"s most controversial factory, the Baikal Pulp and Paper Mill, which has worried environmentalists for 25 years, could restart operations within a month, a business daily said on Tuesday.
Russia will give Kyrgyzstan a $20 mln grant and a $30 mln concessional loan to help stabilize the economic situation in the ex-Soviet republic after recent riots, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said on Wednesday.
Several members of the Russian liberal opposition party Yabloko were detained on Wednesday after attempting to stage a protest in front of the Central Election Commission building in central Moscow, police said.
The average police officer in Moscow will see his or her wages more than double as part of wide-reaching reforms of the force, the capital"s police chief said in an interview published on Wednesday.
The death toll from the devastating earthquake in Haiti has exceeded 150,000, BBC has said, quoting a Haitian minister.
The inflow of foreign investment into Russia exceeded $40 billion last year, the government press service said on Tuesday.
The international community will meet in New York for the eighth UN Review Conference on the NPT from May 3-28, 2010, to assess the treaty"s implementation.
The NASA Endeavour space shuttle has successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said on its website on Wednesday.
The new Belarusian defense minister, Yury Zhadobin, will discuss military cooperation between Russia and the ex-Soviet state with his Russian counterpart Anatoly Serdyukov on January 29 in Moscow, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The pro-Kremlin United Russia party has proposed granting amnesty to over 300,000 convicts to mark the 65th anniversary of Russia"s World War II victory, a Russian business daily said on Monday.
The Russian Udaloy class missile destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov is escorting four civilian vessels off the coast of Somalia, a Russian Navy spokesman said.
The showing of a two-minute hardcore porno clip on an outdoor advertising screen in Moscow will be investigated, city officials said on Friday.
The Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft carrying two astronauts successfully undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.
The U.S. has not yet received any official notification of a moratorium on adoptions from Russia, following a recent row over a Russian boy shipped back home alone by his adoptive U.S. family.
The warships of the Black Sea Naval group successfully completed exercises in the Black Sea on Tuesday in an effort to maintain stability in the region, a Black Sea Fleet commander has said.
Though seeking to find new ways of working with Russia, the United States will not accept Moscow"s policies in the Baltic region, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy said at a news conference in Tallinn on Friday.
Thousands of travelers stranded at airports due to the recent volcano eruption in Iceland have turned to social networks to find alternatives routes home.
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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said on Friday that Russia"s "political stability" gave it an advantage over Ukraine, which has lurched from one crisis to another in recent years.
UN General Secretary Ban Ki Moon expressed the international organization"s readiness to work with the new Kyrgyz leadership, the General Secretary"s spokesman said on Thursday.
Viktor Yanukovych"s narrow victory over archrival Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in the presidential runoff is likely to give him Ukraine"s top job, but not a free hand to carry out his plans, analysts said on Monday.
Viktor Yanukovych, the expected next Ukrainian president, says he cannot rule out Russia"s Black Sea Fleet remaining in Ukraine after its lease on the Sevastopol naval base expires in 2017.
Vladimir Lenin, who was commonly described in Russia as "more alive than all the living," has been forgotten once and for all 140 years after his birth. His specter no longer haunts Russia, and Communist Party functionaries pay homage to him only out of a sense of duty.
Warsaw could get an additional billion euros ($1.35 billion) from Brussels in 2011-2012 as a reward for the country"s dynamic economic growth in recent years, Polish Radio reported on Thursday.
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