Friday Russian News Items

Posted to Russian Notes by Dr. Bruce Holl 5 July 2019
CDT 0715 GMT 1215 Moscow 1515

In English
TASS: ” Love of Russian culture brings Russia, the Vatican and Italy closer together, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a gala dinner with delegates of the Russian-Italian Civil Society Dialogue Forum on Thursday evening at the end of his tour to Italy. According to the Russian leader, Pope Francis expressed interest in Tolstoy’s and Dostoyevsky’s literary works during their meeting on Thursday. The transcript of the meeting was posted on the Kremlin’s website on Friday.”

Новая газета: “Власти Дагестана отказались согласовать более семи акций в поддержку арестованного журналиста «Черновика» Абдулмумина Гаджиева. Об этом «Новой» сообщил учредитель издания Магди Камалов, один из организаторов митингов”.