Hi-tech can’t solve humanitarian problems

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev presented state awards to foreign citizens, who have made notable contributions to the development of bilateral relations with Russia in the fields of education and culture.

// Jun. 27, 2011 - 14:41 GMT


Analyst: Russian defense ministry and military industry part ways

Russia and France have announced the deal to buy a French helicopter carrier Mistral. Is that a sign of the new way of russian Armed Forces? How is rearmament concept looks like? Chief editor of RussiaProfile.org Andrei Zolotov Jr. talks to Alexander Golts prominent Russian military analyst and deputy editor-in-chief of the news website ej.ru </p>

// Jan. 24, 2011 - 17:01 GMT


War on Korean peninsula would have no victor

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula recently led to one of the largest armed clashes between North and South Korea in the past 50 years. Will this conflict evolve into something more serious? Can the international community prevent such conflicts in the future? Konstantin Asmolov, senior researcher at the Center for Korean Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Far Eastern Studies, shares his views on future relations between North and South Korea. </p>

// Dec. 01, 2010 - 16:23 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 - 13:49 GMT


Was the U.S. military operation in Iraq a success?

U.S. President Barack Obama is making good on his promise: Washington is currently on track to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of 2011. In what state will the United States leave Iraq? Dr. Alexander Shumilin (Ph.D. in History) heads the Center for Middle East Conflict Analysis at the Institute for U.S. and Canadian Studies. In an interview with Samir Shakhbaz, he speaks about the consequences of the more than seven-year presence of American troops in Iraq.

// Sep. 03, 2010 - 14:30 GMT


The Russian-Georgian war – 2 years on

Alexander Sharavin is director of the Institute for Political and Military Analysis and one of Russias best-known military experts. In a conversation with Andrei Zolotov, Jr., editor-in-chief of RussiaProfile.org, Sharavin speaks about the consequences of the Russian-Georgian military conflict for security in the Caucasus, Georgian-Russian relations, the development of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and not least the Russian armed forces. </p>

// Aug. 30, 2010 - 14:29 GMT