China and Japan reconcile over dinner

// Oct. 06, 2010 - 14:55 GMT


A Russian city abroad

It doesnt take long for a visitor to Sevastopol to notice evidence of the citys historic role as a heroic defender of Russia. Souvenir stalls sell Russian flags, and monuments and street names refer to Russian naval commanders as well as cultural icons. </p>

// Sep. 26, 2010 - 12:46 GMT


The City of Diplomats

The capital of Tatarstan, one of the largest and most prosperous republics within the Russian Federation, boasts a population of some 1.2 million people and is the 8th largest city in Russia.

// Sep. 25, 2010 - 14:00 GMT


Arctic Forum - a public chamber for the Arctic

The international forum The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue wrapped up today in Moscow. During the two-day event, participants discussed all things Arctic from every possible perspective, including the perspectives of every country with Arctic territory (Russia, Canada, the United States, Denmark, Norway, etc).

// Sep. 24, 2010 - 13:12 GMT


The appeal of dynastic rule: North Korea, Egypt, Libya

This autumn, closing the 21st century's first decade, may shed some light on the looming changes of government in North Korea and Egypt.

// Sep. 22, 2010 - 13:39 GMT


Some arguments in favor of forgetting Zakayev

The detention of Akhmed Zakayev, an “emissary of the Chechen government in exile,” in Poland turned out to be merely a minor provocation: the Warsaw district court refused to approve his arrest.

// Sep. 21, 2010 - 14:54 GMT


The Luzhkov soap opera continues

The standoff between Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov and the Kremlin has been in the Russian media spotlight for weeks now, and the plot twists and turns are starting to resemble a soap opera.

// Sep. 21, 2010 - 13:53 GMT


Russia sets up its own Silicon Valley

The Skolkovo Innovation Center is the largest project in contemporary Russia focused on developing the countrys research and technology capacity. In this interview with RIA Novostis Samir Shakhbaz, Anatoly Alexandrov, rector of Bauman Moscow State Technical University, shares his views of the projects prospects and difficulties, compares this innovation center to Silicon Valley and discusses major joint projects between Skolkovo and his university. </p>

// Sep. 14, 2010 - 13:57 GMT


Members of the Valdai Club: Putin is obviously not going to retire

Having met with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Sochi, participants in the Valdai International Discussion Club almost unanimously agreed that he intends to remain in Russian politics for a long time.

// Sep. 08, 2010 - 14:15 GMT


Is Russia's bid for Europe "without borders" just wishful thinking?

Russia has been increasingly proactive in its efforts to have visa requirements with the EU lifted, but the prospects of that happening are now less clear than ever

// Sep. 08, 2010 - 13:23 GMT