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Main News of November 11

© RIA NovostiMain News of November 11
Main News of November 11 - Sputnik International
A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours


* Russia’s Soyuz space capsule landed safely in Kazakhstan, returning three astronauts and the symbolic Olympic torch to Earth after its first ever spacewalk

* A Moscow court sentenced four men to lengthy prison sentences ranging from 10 years to life imprisonment for their role in organizing a 2011 suicide terrorist attack on an airport in the Russian capital that left 37 dead

* The flagship of Russia’s Pacific Fleet, the Varyag missile cruiser, docked at the Mediterranean port of Alexandria, making it the first Russian warship to visit Egypt since 1992

* Thirty activists and journalists detained aboard a Greenpeace ship in September were moved Monday out of their detention facility in the Arctic city of Murmansk and dispatched to St. Petersburg

* The Russian Northern Fleet's nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky was assigned to lead the country’s permanent naval task force in the Mediterranean


* Fugitive businessman Sergei Polonsky, who is wanted in Russia on embezzlement charges, has been arrested by authorities in Cambodia after hiding in the jungle and is to be extradited back to Russia, his lawyers said

* The European Space Agency's 1.1-ton GOCE gravity-mapping satellite reentered the Earth’s atmosphere Sunday night, burning up harmlessly as expected

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