U.S. missile shield in Europe

// May. 06, 2011 - 13:57 GMT


United States unfolding missile defense in Europe de facto - Rogozin

The United States is already deploying its missile defense system in Europe without waiting for an agreement with Russia.

// May. 06, 2011 - 13:57 GMT


Russian Press at a Glance, Friday, May 6, 2011

A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

// May. 06, 2011 - 14:31 GMT


Conflict in Libya will only reinforce internal disputes in the EU

The Libyan conflict is part of Washington's long-term strategy. In the last 10 years, the United States has been playing against the European Union. This is in part because, after the introduction of the euro, the EU claimed its status as a major financial center.

// May. 06, 2011 - 15:03 GMT


Musings of a Russophile: Meeting a Hero from the Elbe

April 25 was Elbe Day, when Russian and American soldiers met and shook hands over the Elbe River in Germany, marking a major step toward ending that bloody and wasteful war. </p>

// May. 06, 2011 - 16:20 GMT


Swiss freeze Russian accounts over giant tax swindle

The Swiss authorities have frozen the bank accounts of Russian tax officials alleged to have pulled off Russia's largest tax fraud, a U.S. magazine has said.

// May. 06, 2011 - 16:31 GMT


Three years of Medvedev’s presidency: a work in progress

On May 7, 2008, Dmitry Medvedev took an oath as the third President of the Russian Federation. Despite recent apparent disagreements on certain issues between Medvedev and Russias prime minister and some verbal skirmishes between the two, the political course previously set by Vladimir Putin remains substantially unaltered. </p>

// May. 06, 2011 - 16:32 GMT


The tandem has fulfilled its task

Dmitry Medvedevs three years as president should be assessed within the framework of the distributive function regarding both internal and external political issues. This tangibly increased room for maneuver within the tandemocracy even though the current presidents political portrait acquired increasingly distinct features. </p>

// May. 06, 2011 - 16:40 GMT


May 9: the most significant day in the history of the Soviet Union

For Russians as for other countries in the post Soviet space, May 9 is a very important symbol of their success. It could be argued that the Soviet Union did not achieve all that much. It had of course some highlights; but viewing the Soviet era from an historical perspective, it had negative as well as positive aspects.

// May. 06, 2011 - 16:44 GMT


Soldiers in Russia's Far East suspected of selling grenades

Investigators have launched a criminal case against two soldiers in Russia's Far East island of Sakhalin, who are suspected of stealing and selling hand grenades from their military unit, the Russian Investigative Committee said on Friday.

// May. 06, 2011 - 16:54 GMT