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Main news of April 19


* Russia was celebrating Orthodox Easter, Christianity's most important feast, commemorating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

* The Russian authorities plan to create over 1 million temporary jobs in the next twelve months amid the ongoing economic crisis, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said

* A Tajik national was killed in an apparently racially motivated attack in the north of the Russian capital, a spokesman for the Moscow police said

* Russia's Interior Ministry said it was taking extra measures to thwart neo-Nazi rallies on Hitler's birthday celebrated on April 20

* A Tajik national carrying some 300 grams of heroin in his stomach was detained at the Koltsovo airport in Yekaterinburg in the Urals, a spokesman for the local police said

* A woman was seriously injured in a bomb blast in east Moscow, a police source said

* An Egyptian combat helicopter joined the search for a missing Russian tourist in Egypt, the Russian embassy in Cairo said


* Finland could give its backing to the Nord Stream project to build a gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea to deliver Russian gas directly to Germany already in June, a Kremlin source said

* A key to a first class cabin on the legendary Titanic ocean liner, which sank nearly a century ago, was sold for 60,000 British pounds ($88,000) in Britain, the auction house Henry Aldridge & Son said

* An amnesty decree issued by the Georgian president on the eve of a religious holiday, Easter, sparked a revolt in a women's prison in Tbilisi that lasted 12 hours, Novosti-Georgia news agency reported

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