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Russia-West Relations: A Basis For Cautious Optimism

With other options in the global economy, combined with Russia’s own ability, Russia-West trade relations aren’t the one way street as some suggest. This particular article provides the first full online transcript of Skoropadsky's edict calling for an "All-Russian Federation", inclusive of Russia and Ukraine. For now, there seems to be enough of a Russia-West understanding to limit the chance for that move. In the foreseeable future, the relationship between Russia and the West will continue to have up and down trends. It’s not in the in [...] Read more ...

via Eurasiareview
18 Oct 2014

Vladimir Putin In Serbia – OpEd

Inviting the punchy Russian leader to a military parade and awarding him a country’s highest honour may well be considered as dangerous as inviting a drunk to a well-stocked wine cellar for a the prized drop, but the analogy would be specious. The relationship between Serbia and Russia is both compl [...] Read more ...

via Nblo
18 Oct 2014

I follow the Moskva...

Москва готовится к оккупации. Иначе это не объяснить. Точно так же жители Праги в 1968 году спасали свой город, перевешивая таблички с названиями улиц. Советских… [...] Read more ...

via Livejournal
18 Oct 2014

The Moscow Times

Putin's Russia is The Moscow Times' daily political cartoon. Popular cartoonist Sergei Elkin tackles President Vladimir Putin, his fellow politicians and opponents, other world leaders, everyday Russian life, and the country's role in the world. Read more ...

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18 Oct 2014

Vladimir Putin In Serbia

As Vučić has told the Russian Tass news agency, “Serbia is a free and independent state, Serbia is on the European path”. The relationship between Serbia and Russia is both complex and intense, a deliciously neurotic bond that has both disappointed and benefited the parties. European officials peer cautiously from the west – they are eyeing [...] Read more ...

via Eurasiareview
18 Oct 2014

Gunfire Resumes Near Donetsk Airport

The damaged main terminal of the Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport is pictured during fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces at the Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, October 17, 2014. Read more ...

via Ria
18 Oct 2014

Жители Украины смогут узнать, кто из них был агентом советского КГБ.

Жители Украины смогут узнать, кто из них был агентом советского КГБ. Это станет возможным после того, как Служба безопасности рассекретит свои архивы. О таких планах ведомства вчера вечером с [...] Read more ...

via Echo
18 Oct 2014

Роскомнадзор пообещал удалить Maxim из реестра запрещенной информации

Как объяснил агентству ТАСС официальный представитель ведомства Вадим Ампелонский, Роскомнадзор действительно получил судебное решение по поводу статьи на сайте мужского издания. Материа [...] Read more ...

via Rbc
18 Oct 2014

Two months on, how is Russia coping with oil sanctions?

The conference will gather leading terminal owners, ports, oil traders, financiers and market analysts to provide an unrivalled opportunity for delegates to network, share best practice, discuss latest business strategies and opportunities for the market and learn what others in the storage industry are currently doing to maximise profitability in [...] Read more ...

via Platts
18 Oct 2014

Russia's Rosneft takes EU to court over sanctions

Russian oil giant Rosneft filed a suit at the European Union's Court of Justice in Luxembourg over sanctions imposed on some of Russia's biggest companies Russian oil giant Rosneft and a close associate of President Vladimir Putin are fighting the EU in court over sanctions imposed on some of Russia's biggest companies, an official website indicate [...] Read more ...

via France24
18 Oct 2014

Moody's downgrades Russia's credit rating to Baa2

"The first driver for the downgrade ...relates to the longer term damage the already weak Russian economy is likely to incur as a result of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and, relatedly, the additional sanctions imposed against Russia," the agency said in a statement, adding that it was maintaining Russia's outlook at "negative". Read more ...

via France24
18 Oct 2014

Shelling adds to MH17 nightmare for east Ukraine village

"What worries us is over there," said a woman signalling a neighbouring village from where artillery blasts boomed. All around there still lie reminders of the fateful day in July when the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot out of the sky. "The sites are vulnerable to man-made or natural factors," he said, adding that by the end of the month [...] Read more ...

via France24
18 Oct 2014

Container ship towed away from Canadian coast

OLD MASSETT, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian coast guard officials secured a towline to a Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel as it drifted without power in rough seas off British Columbia's pristine northern coast. The move lessened the threat of the ship running aground, hitting the rocks and causing a spill.The Canadian F [...] Read more ...

via Ap
18 Oct 2014