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During the visit of Dmitry Medvedev to Azerbaijan there are plans to discuss various documents that will a push for a financial relationship between the two countries, said Russian trade representative in Azerbaijan, Yuri Shedrin, reports Trend. " Among such documents are the agreement on delineating the borders, the reconstruction of the bridge over the river Samur and use of its resources and an agreement on regulating the property of the embassies," he said.Also during the visit a number of documents will be signed, regulating relations with a nu

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The explosions in the North Caucasus may have been caused by different organizations, Russia's first deputy speaker Aleksey Torshin believes.One explosion is believed to be caused by Doku Umarov and another by Vagapov. In the opinion of Torshin, Doku Umarov does not have the resources to organize both explosions. This is thought to be an internal struggle between two terrorists, the aim of which is to prove oneself more legitimate as a terrorist leader.It is also thought that the explosions were organized by different organizations, as the style was totally different.

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The Obama administration does not link the nuclear power plant built by Russia in Bushehr with Iran's own nuclear enrichment projects, reports ITAR-TASS, referring to the deputy head of the State Department Press Office, Mark Toner.According to Toner, the plant at Bushehr is clearly a civil complex, proving that Iran does not need its own enrichment plants for production of electricity.

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The President of Tadjikistan, Emomali Rahmon, arrived in Sochi to attend a four-sided meeting of the presidents of Russia, Tadjikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan, reports Panorama.am.According to the press-service of the president, the Tajik Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jamrojon Zarifi, is accompanying the president on the trip.During the visit a bilateral meeting with President Medvedev will take place, after which Rahmon will visit Armenia, where an unofficial summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation will happen.

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A protocol for prolonging the Russian base in Gyumri was signed during the visit of Dmitry Medvedev to Yerevan. The changes to the protocol apply to the period of the existence of the military base, which was initially for 25 years, starting in 1995. It has now been changed to 49 years, reports Russia-24, citing the Armenian Foreign Minister, Edward Nalbandyan.Some other corrections were also made. The presence of the base now provides protection not only to the interests of Russia, but to the security of Armenia.

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Five people injured in an explosion in Pyatigorsk will be sent to the best clinics in Moscow, reports ITAR-TASS. The specialists have explained that the people most needing medical help are being sent on a special plane to Moscow. Among them is a woman and a 16-year-old with serious eye damage.Yesterday at about 16:15 an explosion was heard near a cafe in the city centre. The power of the explosive was equivalent to around 30-40 kilos of TNT.

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Ingushetia prepares for Hajj

The Hajj is an important aspect of Russia's participation in international religious processes, as many regions of the Russian Federation form an integral part of Islamic civilization.

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The Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs held a meeting with the Iranian ambassador and discussed bilateral co-operation on various subjects, the 'Bushehr' power-plant and Iranian nuclear program included. The meeting was initiated by the Iranian side, RIA Novosti reports.The launch of the 'Busher' nuclear reactor, constructed by Russian specialists, is scheduled for August 21st. Previously the Iranian ambassador discussed several issues of Iranian-Russian partnership in the fields of trade and the economy.

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The opening ceremony of three new football fields will take place on September 25th – the Day of the North Ossetia-Alania Republic, RIA Novosti informs. The new fields are being constructed in Vladikavkaz, Alagir and Mozdok. 25.351 million rubles were invested into football development projects in the Russian Federation in 2009.

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The power of the bomb that exploded today in the center of Pyatigorsk had an explosive power equivalent to 30 kg of TNT, RIA Novosti reports. According to the latest information, 23 people were injured in the explosion. Medical staff from the federal medical department will be sent to Pyatigorsk, while some of the injured will have the opportunity to receive treatment in Moscow.

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The Russian president plans to entrust the Defence Ministry and the Ministry of Emergency Situations to finish the process of mine clearing in Chechnya, RIA Novosti reports. The financial side of the project is now being discussed. Mr Medvedev stressed that this is an urgent issue, as even the capital of the republic, Grozny, is still not completely safe from mine explosions.

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Iran urges the Vienna group (Russia, France, USA and the IAEA) to discuss the issues on an enriched-uranium delivery treaty as soon as possible, RIA Novosti reports. The Iranian Foreign Ministry declared that the terms of the project’s discussion should be fixed immediately, as this will benefit mutual understanding and productive co-operation between Iran and the Vienna group of international mediators.

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According to the latest data, 22 people received injuries in the explosion that occurred today at 16.30 in the center of Pyatigorsk on Kirova Street, RIA Novosti reports. Two of them are in a critical state. All the injured have been hospitalized. Information on the nature of the explosive device is still contradictory. The Russian President personally addressed the governor of Stavropol Krai and asked him to help the victims of this tragic accident by all means possible.

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Today the first shift ended at the ‘Mashuk-2010’ youth summer camp. The official ceremony opening the second one will take place tomorrow. The main subject of the educational activities during the second shift will substantially differ from the main theme of the first: now young people will study politics. As VK was exclusively informed by the Presidential Administration’s Interior Affairs department, Alexander Khloponin, the Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation and Plenipotentiary Envoy of the President to the North Caucasus Federal District, visited the Forum yesterday and talked to representatives of all regional groups at the camp.

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Dmitry Medvedev met with the head of Ingushetia and called on him to put more effort into fighting unemployment. The president noted that this question is crucial for the whole Northern Caucasus. Yunus-Bek Yevkurov replied that the administration of the republic had found workplaces for 40% of students this year and more than 50% last year.

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An explosion occurred today in the centre of Pyatigorsk. No data about injuries or casualties is yet available, RIA Novosti reports. The bomb exploded in a café on Kirova Street at 16.30 Moscow Time.

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