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  • Terror plot thwarted, say Russians

    06/08/2003 11:23:41 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 182+ views
    The Observer ^ | June 08 2003 | Nick Paton Walsh
    A major terror attack on the city of St Petersburg during its tricentennial celebrations was thwarted last weekend, according to Russian security sources. A plot to drive trucks laden with explosives into the city where dozens of world leaders and thousands of civilians were attending the festivities, was planned by 'Islamic fundamentalists' said one senior official who confirmed the threat was 'serious'. He added the perpetrators had been identified, but were still at large. He declined to provide further detail for risk of disclosing 'operational data'. Security was so tight at the summit - one of the largest gatherings ever...
  • Bush rescues Putin's St Petersburg bash

    06/05/2003 6:55:54 AM PDT · by Enemy Of The State · 6 replies · 115+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 06.06.03 | Pavel Ivanov
    Bush rescues Putin's St Petersburg bashBy Pavel Ivanov Once the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin in his poem Peter the Great referred to St Petersburg, now the unofficial second Russian capital, as the "window to Europe". He emphasized that by founding Russia's "northern capital", the great emperor opened the country to the outside world and thus started a new epoch leading to Russia's joining the exclusive club of world powers. By staging the grandiose celebration of St Petersburg's 300th anniversary at the end of the last week, the current Russian authorities tried to remind the world that this window is...
  • E.U. rebuffs Putin - Summit leaders refuse Russians easier entry to other European nations.

    06/02/2003 3:09:52 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies · 236+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | Sunday, June 1, 2003 | MICHAEL WINES The New York Times
    <p>SUMMIT SHOW: Ballet dancers perform in front of fireworks Saturday at Peterhof Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia.</p> <p>STRELNYA, Russia - Having wined, dined and entertained about 45 global leaders long into Friday night, President Vladimir Putin shuttled Europe's heads of state to an opulent czarist palace outside St. Petersburg on Saturday morning to request politely they open their borders wider to visiting Russians.</p>
  • Bush Backs $4.5 Billion Murmansk Pipline to Bring Russian Crude Across Arctic to E. Coast [debka]

    06/02/2003 11:05:33 AM PDT · by ewing · 20 replies · 171+ views
    DEBKAfile ^ | June 2, 2003 3:26 PM | Gioria Shamis-Retired 'Economist Magazine' Reporter
    Offer cements renewed Bush-Putin strategic partnership forged in St. Petersburg yesterday.(referring to strained relationship over the Gulf War-ed)
  • St. Petersburg Celebrates 300th Anniversary (Biograhpy of Peter the Great attached)

    06/01/2003 2:24:32 PM PDT · by Sparta · 11 replies · 198+ views
    VOA ^ | 30 May 2003 | Lisa McAdams
    Russia's second city, St. Petersburg, is hosting 10 days of events to mark its 300th anniversary. The celebration peaks this weekend, with the arrival of 45 foreign leaders and an estimated 15,000 official guests. Commemorative flags billow from nearly every major building. Tall ships ply the ink-colored river Neva, and music sounds from flower-laden parks and squares. Residents and tourists alike are celebrating the official date of the city's founding in 1703 by Czar Peter the Great, who hailed St. Petersburg as a Window on Europe. An estimated two million foreigners are expected to visit the city and its cultural...
  • Putin Emerges from Bush's Doghouse (but Chirac and Schroeder in for an "extended stay")

    06/01/2003 12:56:40 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 15 replies · 147+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 1, 2003 | Steve Holland
    Putin Emerges from Bush's Doghouse Sun June 1, 2003 10:02 AM ET By Steve Holland EVIAN, France (Reuters) - President Bush has let Russian President Vladimir Putin out of the doghouse, where French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder appear set for an extended stay. The pecking order of the three main opponents to the U.S.-led Iraq war became apparent Sunday when Bush had a warm meeting with Putin in St. Petersburg. By contrast, Bush's handshake with Chirac on arrival at the world leaders' summit in France was pleasant but formal, and he planned to leave the G8...
  • Putin accepts Bush's invitation to USA

    06/01/2003 6:27:42 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 180+ views
    BBC Monitoring ^ | June 01 2003 | Interfax
    St Petersburg, 1 June: The Russian Foreign Ministry has begun preparations for President Vladimir Putin's visit to the USA. "We have begun preparations for this important visit," Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said at a press conference in St Petersburg on Sunday [1 June]. Meeting Putin in St Petersburg's suburb of Strelna earlier on Sunday, President George W. Bush invited him to visit the USA in September this year. "The invitation was accepted with gratitude," Ivanov said.
  • Bush and Putin sign nuclear reduction treaty (holding joint press conference now -- on FoxNews)

    05/31/2003 11:27:42 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 24 replies · 126+ views
    Press conference on FoxNews now -- not on website yet.
  • A day in the life of President Bush (photos): 5/31/03

    05/31/2003 7:56:07 PM PDT · by rintense · 302 replies · 311+ views,
    President Bush and First Lady Laura spend Saturday morning in Poland, where they toured Wawel castle in Krakow, where the President also gave a speech. A visibly moved First Couple also toured the Birkenau/Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Both the President and First Lady were overcome with emotions several times as they toured the camp. Later in the day, they headed to St. Petersburg, Russia, to meet with Russian President Vladiir Putin and celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Russian city. Enjoy your daily dose of Dubya!
  • Caption this: President Bush and Cherie Blair in St. Petersberg

    05/31/2003 7:23:10 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 37 replies · 169+ views
    AP | May 31, 2003 | AP
    U.S. President George W. Bush, left, kisses the wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Cherie, prior the Water and Music Show at the Peterhof Palace late Saturday May 31, 2003 near Saint Petersburg, during celebrations marking the 300-year anniversary of Russia's former imperial city. AP Photo/Mladen Antonov/Pool)
  • Bush arrives in Russia

    05/31/2003 12:34:33 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 92+ views
    Interfax ^ | May 31, 2003
    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia. May 31 (Interfax-Northwest) - U.S. President George W. Bush arrived in St. Petersburg on Saturday afternoon, an Interfax reporter said.    Bush, whose plane landed at Pulkovo airport, will take part in the celebration of the city's 300th anniversary and have talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin
  • St. Pete Gets Trees, Statues and a Peak

    05/28/2003 8:03:25 AM PDT · by RussianConservative · 3 replies · 113+ views
    Moscow Times ^ | 28 | Natalia Yefimova
    By Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG -- Trees, monuments and a mountain peak -- those are the most prominent gifts received by St. Petersburg for its 300th birthday from other cities, regions and countries. The festivities marking the northern capital's tricentennial centered on the city itself Tuesday, officially commemorating the day in 1703 when Peter the Great laid the cornerstone of the Peter and Paul Fortress, whose golden domes and spire still gleam on the banks of the Neva. The day began somberly with church services at two of the city's main cathedrals and a wreath-laying ceremony at the main monument...
  • Phone solicitor fired over rebel flag tattoo

    10/11/2002 10:16:23 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 47 replies · 2,640+ views
    SP Times ^ | 11 October 2002 | MIKE BRASSFIELD
    ST. PETERSBURG -- Vincent Bonnain, a lifelong construction worker, had finally found a job indoors that he liked, working as a telemarketer. Things seemed to be going well until lunchtime Wednesday, his second day on the job, when he was abruptly told he was fired.The problem: the Confederate flag tattoo on Bonnain's forearm, along with the tattooed words, "Born a rebel, die a rebel." Apparently the tattoo didn't sit well with the mortgage refinancing company he was working for."I really enjoyed my job. I told them, "I'll cover it up. I'll wear long-sleeved shirts. I'll have it removed.' They said,...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War for End.Freedom 8/3/02 Nablus,Bushehr Reactor, Iraq

    08/03/2002 11:54:50 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 60 replies · 742+ views
    Reuters, AP, Yahoo, + more from many brave photographers | 8/3/02 | The armies of the world against terror in the War for Enduring Freedom
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 8/3/02 Israel, Nablus, Bushehr Reactor, Iraq Jerusalem, Hebrew University, Nablus, Gaza, Ramallah, Iran, Bushehr Nuclear Reactor, Izhora plant (St. Petersburg) construction, Iraq, Palestinians and WMD ,opposition to Saddam, Dinar plunging, DC ======= ISRAEL Jerusalem, ======== In Jerusalem, mourning at Hebrew University, and Dina Carter's funeral - an American murdered by terrorists at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem; terrorists still supported by the Arabist US State Dept. who hypocritcally now offers a "reward" even as futher appeasement and capitulation is planned. ======= Tel Aviv ======== In Tel Aviv, Benjamin Thomas Blutstein, an American...
  • Bishop Rebukes Negative Publicity

    04/19/2002 8:40:35 AM PDT · by history_matters · 21 replies · 206+ views
    Tampa Tribune online ^ | Apr 19, 2002 | BRAD SMITH
    TAMPA - Saying his accuser is fabricating facts about their relationship, Bishop Robert Lynch lashed out at continuing news coverage of sexual harassment allegations against him. Yet, in an interview in Thursday's edition of The Florida Catholic, Lynch also suggested he might follow disgraced Palm Beach Bishop Anthony O'Connell and resign if Catholic opinion starts turning against him. Lynch didn't detail the ``fabrications of fact'' he said were made by former diocesan communications director William Urbanski. Nor did he mention that Urbanski was paid $100,000, despite a Lynch-appointed church panel's conclusion that Urbanski's allegations were unprovable. Diocesan spokeswoman Mary Jo...