Russian General Staff chief to talk missile defense in Brussels

Russian General Staff Chief, Army General Nikolai Makarov, will discuss Russia-NATO cooperation in missile defense and other international security issues with his NATO counterparts on Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

// May. 04, 2011 - 13:53 GMT


Russian Press at a Glance, Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

// May. 04, 2011 - 14:31 GMT


Investors, oil industry get squeezed in Russia’s inflation fight

Russias so far unsuccessful efforts to fight inflation, especially of gasoline prices, may turn into a major drag on Russias investment case this year, on top of presenting a setback for the ruling tandem, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev. </p>

// May. 04, 2011 - 15:28 GMT


Fighting islamic terrorism seen as common ground for US, Russia

Combating Islamic terrorism constitutes a rare point of common ground for the old Cold War rivals. Last year, Russia lost as many security officials in its Muslim majority North Caucasus as the United States lost soldiers in Afghanistan.

// May. 04, 2011 - 15:31 GMT


U.S. and Romania Move on Missile Plan

A program intended to draw Washington and its NATO allies together against a threat from Iran drew rapid criticism from Russia. Russia immediately complained that the interceptors in Romania could undermine its nuclear deterrent, and said the step ignored commitments made by the United States that Russia would have a role in decision-making.

// May. 04, 2011 - 15:36 GMT


Russia fighting to save arms sales to the Middle East

The recent instability in the Middle East is likely to have a negative impact on the countrys arms sales, because in the past decade this region has been one of the most significant recipients of weapons Made in Russia. </p>

// May. 04, 2011 - 15:54 GMT


Russia military probes loss of control in passenger jet

Russian military prosecutors have launched a probe after a military passenger plane experienced a severe loss of control shortly after takeoff last week.

// May. 04, 2011 - 16:33 GMT


Prosecutors apply for arrest warrant for ex-Bank of Moscow President

Prosecutors have requested a warrant for the arrest in absentia of the former Bank of Moscow president, Andrei Borodin, currently based in London, a court spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

// May. 04, 2011 - 17:26 GMT


Bank of Moscow scandal

// May. 04, 2011 - 17:26 GMT


Glencore sets IPO price range at $7.90-9.60

Glencore, one of the world's largest mining and commodities trading companies, has set the price range per security ahead of an initial public offering at $7.90–9.60 valuing the company at about $61 billion, the company said on Wednesday.

// May. 04, 2011 - 17:40 GMT