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26 April, 2008

Dateline
Abramovich named 2nd richest man in UK
Russian oligarch and owner of Chelsea football club Roman Abramovich comes second in this year's Sunday Times Rich list. He's only behind the steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal in the rundown of the wealthiest people in Britain.

01:49

EU satellite for Galileo system launched
The European Union's second satellite for the Galileo navigation system has launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It will test technologies to be used in the Galileo system including an atomic clock which the EU says will be the most accura

23:29

Happy Easter! Orthodox Christians celebrate biggest holiday
Orthodox Christians are celebrateing the holiest day in their religious calendar, Orthodox Easter. The holiday follows seven weeks of Lent, a period of prayer and fasting strictly observed by believers in Russia, the seat of the largest of the Eastern Ort

21:28

Tallinn marks one year since disorder
A year ago the Estonian government removed a Soviet WW2 monument from the centre of its capital Tallinn. The relocation of the Bronze Soldier sparked rioting that led to the death of one man.

15:29

Russia ready to knit up WW2 hostilities with Japan
President Vladimir Putin says Russia is ready to continue talks on the signing of a peace treaty with Japan, which would formally end World War II hostilities. He was speaking during talks with Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, who’s on his first offi

14:20

Chernobyl area food authorized for sale
The Russian consumer products agency, Rospotrebnadzor, has authorized the sale of food produced in regions affected by the Chernobyl disaster, the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper reported on Friday.

07:03

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