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News Russia » Ural: Russia's shadowy world of military contractors: independent mercenaries, or working for the Kremlin?

News channel or source: http://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-russia-mercenaries-20180218-story.html
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

Stanislav Matveev left his home in the Ural Mountains in September to join a Russian private military company. Five months later, Matveev was dead, killed in a U.S. airstrike on Feb. 7 in eastern Syria. Matveev's widow, Yelena Matveeva, wants answers from ...

News Russia » Ural: Russian authorities fine hotels for World Cup price-gouging

News channel or source: http://soccer.nbcsports.com/2018/02/20/russian-authorities-fine-hotels-for-world-cup-price-gouging/
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

In the Ural mountain city of Yekaterinburg, where Mexico and France will each play a group game, the regulator said it fined seven hotels, some of which were charging almost three times the allowed rate for rooms. Russian authorities have taken a hands-on ...

News Russia » Ural: Asteroid exploded over Russia 5 years ago today

News channel or source: http://earthsky.org/space/meteor-asteroid-chelyabinsk-russia-feb-15-2013
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

A large number of small meteorites fell on areas west of Chelyabinsk, and, within hours of the visual sighting of the meteor, a 20-foot (6-meter) hole was discovered on the frozen surface of Lake Chebarkul in the Russian Ural Mountains. Scientists from the ...

News Russia » Ural: Workers comb snowy field for clues to Russian plane crash

News channel or source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/02/12/emergency-teams-search-for-victims-russian-plane-crash.html
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

Investigators quickly ruled out a terrorist attack in Sunday's crash of the An-148 regional jet bound for Orsk in the southern Urals. The air disaster has reignited questions, however, about the twin-engine plane that was developed jointly by Russia and ...

News Russia » Ural: Med Crude-Urals differentials up in New and Mediterranean, Azeri BTC offered lower

News channel or source: https://af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/idAFL8N1Q65CV
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

Urals levels in Russia’s Surgut spot sell tender were also higher compared to Thursday levels. The producer sold 200,000 tonnes of Urals from Ust-Luga port on March 2-3 and 4-5 at a discount of some $2.00-$2.10 a barrel to dated Brent. * The information ...

News Russia » Ural: Russian minister, producers discuss oil quality as Urals standards dip

News channel or source: http://www.hydrocarbonprocessing.com/news/2018/02/russian-minister-producers-discuss-oil-quality-as-urals-standards-dip
Publication date: uesday 06 February 2018

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's energy minister and senior executives from Russian oil majors discussed the quality of Russian oil on Tuesday, a day after Reuters reported some European refiners are threatening to cut purchases due to worsening quality.

News Russia » Ural: Russian Court Says Foster Mother Unfit Because of ‘Male Behavior’

News channel or source: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/02/15/russian-court-says-foster-mother-unfit-because-male-behavior
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

Surely, Russian “traditions and mentality” recognize that the ... In its ruling, the court, located in the Ural region city of Yekaterinburg, said Savinovskikh’s home was safe and comfortable for the children and that neighbors spoke positively ...

News Russia » Ural: Mishandling of spent nuclear fuel in Russia may have caused radioactivity to spread across Europe

News channel or source: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/mishandling-spent-nuclear-fuel-russia-may-have-caused-radioactivity-spread-across
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

Bolshov says that a "rather rare meteorological event" might have transported the ruthenium from an as-yet-unidentified place to the southern Urals, from which it then appeared to spread. Non-Russian members of IBRAE's international panel, which is due to ...

News Russia » Ural: Reports: Russian contractors killed by US strike in Syria

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/reports-russian-contractors-killed-us-strike-syria-161914917.html
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

Russian media said the Russian private contractors were part ... The state Tass news agency on Tuesday cited Natalya Krylova, a municipal lawmaker in the town of Asbestos in the Urals, as saying local residents Igor Kosoturov and Stanislav Matveyev were ...