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Russian natural gas delivery to Armenia via Georgia has been completely re-established, ARKA reports, citing the press-secretary of the ArmRosgazprom company, Shushan Sardaryan.It was renewed after an emergency breakdown at the Kazakh-Saguramo pipeline, the press-secretary said.

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Russia has received the right to organize a tour of the Formula One world championship in the Krasnodar region from 2014 till 2020. The  route for a Grand-Prix Russia will be built at the Sochi Olympic park.According to experts, these races may help develop the Russian car industry and sport, RIA Novosti reports.

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In the North Ossetian capital of Vladikavkaz an Orthodox religious school has opened. Future priests for Ossetian speaking parishes will study there, Interfax quotes the Stavropol archbishop Feofan as saying.

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Before the trade and industrial exhibition "Iran 2010" opens tomorrow, the deputy governor of the Astrakhan region met with a delegation from the northern provinces of Iran. Various issues, such as the establishment of a joint-owned vegetable-processing factory and air services between the two regions were discussed.Iran has been one of the main trade partners of the Astrakhan region in recent times.At the moment the Iranian share of Astrakhan's external trade is 25%.

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The investigation services of Dagestan will examine question on instituting proceedings on violations of the electoral law during the elections held on the 10th of October, RIA Novosti reports, citing the General Prosecutor's Office's website.About 40 requests to investigate electoral law violations were sent to the prosecution office of the republic.

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Russia to host Formula One races

The Krasnodar region has signed a contract with the organizers of the Formula One championship on hosting a Grand Prix Russia. According to the contract the region will have right to organize races from 2014 to 2020. A governing company will be created for this purpose, RIA Novosti reports.

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According to the requirements of the International Olympic Committee, the organizers of the Winter Olympic Games 2014 will provide 41,500 hotel rooms for visitors and participants, the president of the "Sochi-2014" organizing committee Dmitry Chernyshenko told a press-conference of the IOC coordinating commission, RIA Novosti reports.Over 13,000 of the rooms will be near the Olympic park.

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A vaccination campaign aganst flu has started in the Stavropol region. The region will receive 590 thousand doses of the vaccine, 60 thousand doses more compared to last year, RIA Novosti reports, citing the deputy director of the Federal Service on consumer rights protection and human well-being monitoring in the region, IrinaKovalchuk.She said this quantity of doses will allow the inoculation of 21% of all residents of the region, which will be a "good immune layer".

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Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has had a telephone conversation with Russian Premier Vladimir Putin. NEWS.am reported that Sargsyan had again congratulated Putin on recent birthday, wishing him success and the development of Russian economy. The Armenian leader also expressed confidence that Russian economic improvements will stimulate the Armenian economy. They also discussed Armenian-Russian cooperation issues.

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The ‘Stavropolskiy’ dairy plant will be the first business in the agriculture and industry park in south Russia's Stavropol Territory, Yuga.ru reports. It was reported earlier that the Stavropol Territory was establishing an agriculture and industry park in the Trunovsk region. It will have vegetable and fruit processing industry, a grape growing industry, grain milling, and the development of meat livestock and dairy livestock.

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has been promoted the Dagestani Minister of Interior Affairs Abdurashid Magomedov to major general, RIA Novosti reports, citing the president’s statement of October 11. Magomedov was appointed minister in early August. He was the deputy minister and the head of the investigation services of the republic. He replaced the former Minister of Interior Affairs, Major General Ali Magomedov.

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OSCE MG holds evaluation mission

The OSCE Minsk Group consisting of Bernard Fassier (France), Robert Bradtke (USA) and Igor Popov (Russia) has held a scheduled field mission to evaluate the occupied territories around Nagorno-Karabakh, the OSCE website says. The mission was held on October 7-13, 2010.

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Georgia has restarted the transit of Russian gas to Armenia, Georgia Online reports. The Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation reported that they halted Russian gas supplies to Armenia on October 11 due to maintenance work on the North-South pipeline in Mtskhet region. Armenia and Russia were warned in advance. Armenia was using its gas reserves during this period. The suspension of deliveries did not affect households in Armenia.

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The Russian Communist Party has refused to recognize the results of the elections held on October 10 in Dagestan, Yuga.ru reports, citing the Rosbalt information agency. The Communists believe that the criminal elements and methods used in Dagestan in the 1990s returned. The party’s declaration noted that there were 5 young people with arms wearing black uniforms putting in fake ballots, with police neglecting their activities.

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Five locals have been detained in Kabardino-Balkaria on suspicion on=f involvement in terrorist activities. Two terrorist supporters were detained in Baksan. The criminal group leader K. Tashuyev was accused or organizing arson attacks on trade pavilions in the region, Interfax reports.

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Russia starts census

Russia has started the All-Russian Census-2010, which will continue until October 25. The census started in the Kamchatka Territory. 5.5 million rubles were spent from the federal budget for the census in the Kamchatka Territory. The money was spent on training staff, transport and other expenses.

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Russian-Armenian relations to be improved

 Yerevan recently hosted the third scientific conference this year, entitled "Russia and Armenia in global and regional affairs: problems and perspectives", organized by the Russian Institute for Eurasian Research.

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