Russian Press at a Glance, Thursday, May 5, 2011

A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

// May. 05, 2011 - 14:36 GMT


Sam’s Exchange: Money Metrics - How do we price the USD?

For many years we were led to believe there were two economic models: capitalism and communism. It has been widely accepted that communism died when the Soviet Union collapsed, although China still practices a form of communism.

// May. 05, 2011 - 15:50 GMT


Russian rouble to strengthen, rates to rise

Russias currency, the rouble, will continue to strengthen against the dollar as demand for rouble-priced assets rises and the Central Bank is forced to raise interest rates to curb headline inflation. </p>

// May. 05, 2011 - 15:56 GMT


Can Russia swallow an ABM system in Romania?

It is unclear what reaction the Obama administration was expecting from Russia. Would the deployment in Southern Romania make it look as if this was a Balkan system rather than the East European one and thus offend the Russians less?. Perhaps the administration tired of endless negotiations with the Russians.

// May. 05, 2011 - 15:59 GMT


Pakistan: Opening new chapter with Russia urged

President Zardari will be able to open a new chapter with Russia in his forthcoming visit to Moscow. Pakistan must demonstrate to Russians that it has no interest in developments in Afghanistan and will not create problems and disturbances against India or Central Asia.

// May. 05, 2011 - 16:03 GMT


Global consequences of Japanese quake

// May. 05, 2011 - 17:16 GMT


Japanese nuclear specialists enter Fukushima reactor building

Workers entered one of the damaged reactor buildings at the Fukushima nuclear power plant on Thursday for the first time since it was crippled in a blast, the NHK TV channel said on Thursday.

// May. 05, 2011 - 17:16 GMT


Russia may order arrest of Hermitage Capital CEO - paper

The Russian Investigative Committee may soon order the arrest of Hermitage Capital head William Browder amid a controversial tax evasion case that led to the death in custody of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in 2009, Kommersant daily reported on Thursday.

// May. 05, 2011 - 17:25 GMT


Al Jazeera calls for release of journalist held in Syria

Al Jazeera news agency has demanded the release from captivity in Syria its journalist Dorothy Parvaz, after Damascus admitted holding her.

// May. 05, 2011 - 17:35 GMT


Osama bin Laden's death

// May. 05, 2011 - 17:40 GMT