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Arctic Forum: Moscow begins industrial conquest of Polar Circle
At a two-day forum dedicated to Arctic development and environmental safety, President Putin announces that it is time for an industrial breakthrough in the region, a treasure trove of hydrocarbons and a central route place for new shipping lanes. The authorities reassure environmentalists that only the most innovative technologies will only be used with the highest ecological standards.
First forum of Russian civil society held in Khimki forest
From today until June 20 the AntiSeliger festival in the Khimki forest - at risk of extinction - to "form a strong and conscientious civil society" capable of making itself heard. Leading ecologist Evegenja Chirikov main promoter of event: are we ready to face pretentious police action or nationalist groups.
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Putin in India to renew ties between the two nations
Analysts and politicians expect the two countries to discuss ways to renew the once close ties, now largely overshadowed by those with the United States ad China. A possible joint-venture in oil and gas exploration in Siberia will be on the table.
Intellectuals, actors, musicians divided on support for Putin as president
Singers, actors and directors alongside strong candidate. Controversy erupts among colleagues. The case of Chuplan Khamatova, 'forced' to stand up for the premier.
Claretian missionaries promoting a programme of collaboration and development
The ZABIDA project is the result of co-operation with a foreign government and NGOs. It is meant to promote and dialogue and collaboration between various religions and bring concrete help to the population.
International Economic Forum opens in St. Petersburg, in midst of crisis and sanctions
Renamed the "Russian Davos", the event this year takes place in the shadow of Western sanctions over Ukrainian crisis, and the boycott of some large American companies. Moscow is self-assured, bolstered by mega agreement on gas supplies to China.
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