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  • EU extends farm aid amid Russian ban
    The EU extends help for exporters of dairy produce, fruit and vegetables into next year to ease the impact of a Russian ban.
    BBC News.  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:52:46 GMT.
  • Russian state 'involved' in ex-KGB agent's London murder, inquiry hears
    The Russian state must have been involved in the 2006 poisoning of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko with a radioactive isotope, which amounted to "a nuclear attack on the streets" of London, an inquiry into the death was told on July 30
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:26:00 +0200.
  • Closing Statements in Litvinenko Inquiry
    Richard Horwell, a lawyer for London’s Metropolitan Police, said that evidence suggest Russian involvement in the poisoning death of former K.G.B. agent, Alexander V. Litvinenko, in 2006.
    International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:14:27 GMT.
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  • Pro-Kremlin Newspaper Nurtures A Know-It-All
    A Russian poet and blogger becomes an "expert" of many stripes for one of Russia's largest Kremlin-connected newspapers.
    Radio Liberty.  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:10:43 +0000.
  • Ukraine pilot appears in Russia court
    Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko appears in a Russian court, accused of involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine.
    BBC News.  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:49:17 GMT.
  • EU to extend relief for farmers hit by Russia sanctions
    The EU said Thursday it will extend until next year a multi-million euro aid package to help struggling European farmers hit by Russian sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. ...
    Yahoo.  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:53:43 -0400.
  • Russian Zero Day Hunter Has Android Stagefright Bugs Primed For One-Text Hacks
    Russian researcher Evgeny Legerov, who sells software vulnerabilities to governments and private organisations, tells FORBES he has added two bugs to his hacker tool VulnDisco. ...
    By Thomas Fox-brewster.  Forbes.  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:05:00 GMT.
  • Russia Vetoes U.N. Resolution on Tribunal for Malaysia Airlines Crash in Ukraine
    President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had called the effort to investigate the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 “untimely and counterproductive."
    Rick Gladstone.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 02:31:46 GMT.
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  • Russia Vetoes UN Resolution on Malaysian Plane Crash
    Russia has vetoed a United Nations resolution seeking creation of an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down the Malaysia Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:08:00 -0400.
  • Russia not responsible for MH17 crash: Kremlin
    Russia is not responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine one year ago, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday.
    Xinhua.  2015-07-30.
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The Russian Federation is a republic which occupies much of eastern Europe and northern Asia.  Russia is governed by a President, a Premier, and a bicameral Federal Assembly.  Its capital city is Moscow, and its national currency is the Rouble.  Russian is the primary language used by Russians, and in 2007, Russia's estimated population was 141,378,000.

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