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  • Jailed Ukrainian Pilot Denied Jury Trial
    Russian investigators have rejected a request by jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko to be tried by a jury and for the proceedings to be moved to Moscow instead of Voronezh, the city where she is being held.
    Radio Liberty.  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 16:44:33 +0000.
  • Brics to launch development bank at Russian summit
    Leaders of the Brics emerging economies are to launch a development bank at a summit in the remote Russian city of Ufa this this week.
    Mail & Guardian.  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:32:00 +0200.
  • Africa: Brics Materials 2015
    [SAIIA] Leaders from the BRICS countries - Brazil, China, India, Russia, and South Africa - will meet on 8-9 July 2015 in the Russian city of Ufa. ...
    All Africa.  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:09:31 GMT.
  • India PM begins Central Asia tour
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins a five nation tour of Central Asia and Russia with trade and energy topping his agenda.
    BBC News.  Mon, 06 Jul 2015 05:51:51 GMT.
  • Indian, Pakistani PMs to meet in Russia: report
    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif will meet on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Russia on July 10, said local media Monday.
    Xinhua.  2015-07-06.
  • Russian Supply Ship Is Launched to International Space Station
    A booster rocket successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the failures of two previous supply missions.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 05 Jul 2015 22:38:08 GMT.
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  • Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Russia's Virtual Universe
    Our Kremlin-controlled media turns the world on its head: Only Putin can save us from the forces of darkness.
    Maxim Trudolyubov.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 05 Jul 2015 19:42:05 GMT.
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  • Land Mine Blast in East Ukraine Kills 5 Soldiers, Wounds 3
    Ukraine says five of its soldiers were killed and three wounded when a land mine exploded in the east of the country, where government troops are fighting Russia-backed separatists. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 05 Jul 2015 09:06:25 -0400.
  • Russia Bans Internet Database Archive
    Internet users in Russia will no longer be able to access a massive database of cached webpages, apparently due to one single website authorities in Moscow don’t like. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 05 Jul 2015 08:39:56 -0400.
  • Russian Cargo Spacecraft Arrives at Space Station
    A robotic Russian resupply ship arrived at the International Space Station early Sunday morning (July 5), ending a streak of two straight cargo-mission failures.
    Yahoo.  Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:34:01 -0400.
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