The news of the North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Il’s death came as state television announced it from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.
One factor in Vladimir V. Putin’s selection as president was a survey that showed that Russians’ most admired figures were fictional tough guys, said Igor V. Zadorin, who headed the Kremlin’s in house sociology department.
The Arctic holds one fifth of the world’s undiscovered, recoverable oil and natural gas, the United States Geological Survey estimates.
Maria Sharapova of Russia defeated Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-4 6-3.
Russia now has a burgeoning growth of HIV victims where more than half million are officially registered cases. The United Nations HIV/AIDS (Unaids) program and others, have estimated the number to be closer to one million.
In line with Russia’s desire for modernization, she needs more than ever the alliances of the west.