Russia in the World / Russia puts off ambitious nuclear reactor construction plan Russia puts off ambitious nuclear reactor construction plan

23 Jul, 03:00 PM 108 comments

Russia has announced that it will slow down the construction of nuclear reactors in coming years because of the ongoing financial crisis and dwindling electricity consumption in the country.

Sports / Court extends doping bans for 7 Russian athletes until April 2011 Court extends doping bans for 7 Russian athletes until April 2011

23 Jul, 02:21 PM 103 comments

Sport’s highest court has extended doping bans until April 2011 for seven Russian athletes who tampered with urine samples, ensuring they will miss next month’s world championships in Berlin.

Money / Russia’s Sberbank decries Putin’s order to hand out more loans Russia’s Sberbank decries Putin’s order to hand out more loans

23 Jul, 02:02 PM 96 comments

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered banks to issue more loans at lower rates to get the economy out of recession, but the country's biggest lender said such cheap credit was unrealistic.

Sports / NHL sets hearing for Russia-bound Hudler on July 30 NHL sets hearing for Russia-bound Hudler on July 30

23 Jul, 01:53 PM 93 comments

The NHL has scheduled an arbitration hearing on July 30 for Czech winger Jiri Hudler, who says he's leaving the Detroit Red Wings to join Dynamo Moscow of Russia's Continental Hockey League (KHL).

Politics / NATO and Russia agree to work together in Afghanistan, Somalia NATO and Russia agree to work together in Afghanistan, Somalia

23 Jul, 01:32 PM 100 comments

Diplomats from NATO and Russia have met to discuss ways of cooperating in the battle against pirates off Somalia and supplying alliance forces to fight in Afghanistan.

Money / Medvedev wants 25% of world nuclear market for Russia Medvedev wants 25% of world nuclear market for Russia

23 Jul, 01:20 PM 92 comments

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says Russia should hold a quarter of the international nuclear energy market, as he announced an ambitious development program.

Politics / Kyrgyzstan holds presidential elections Kyrgyzstan holds presidential elections

23 Jul, 01:15 PM 93 comments

Kyrgyzstan votes in a presidential election, which will be watched closely for any signs of unrest that could disturb peace in Central Asia.



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