Nationalists spoil WWII victory celebrations in Ukraine

The usually jubilant atmosphere at World War II victory day celebrations in Ukraine was dampened when fights broke out between nationalists and veterans in the western city of Lvov.

// May. 10, 2011 - 13:53 GMT


Russian Press at a Glance, Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

// May. 10, 2011 - 15:35 GMT


Russia and China challenge NATO

Sustained Russian-Chinese efforts to “coordinate” their stance on regional and international issues have been taken to a qualitatively new level with regard to the developing Middle East situation.

// May. 10, 2011 - 16:29 GMT


Medvedev-Putin tensions grow as 2012 elections get closer

Medvedev lacks charisma and loses to Putin when it comes to appealing to the majority of Russia's population. Putin succeeded in establishing himself as an 'iron public leader' by pushing the button of Stalinist relics in the Russian mentality and focusing on the electorate living outside major urban centres.

// May. 10, 2011 - 16:39 GMT


Russia was not all that opposed NATO expansion

The problem is that Russia did not know what it wanted. And to this day it does not know... What is Russia – Western, Eastern, an embodiment of the Third Way? It is easy to pass mistakes off onto your enemy or opponent, but it is time for the people of Russia to say to themselves: if we want something, we should be doing something.

// May. 10, 2011 - 16:57 GMT


Kazakhstan vows to reduce business red tape

Kazakhstan's economics minister Kairat Kelimbetov announced plans on Tuesday to reduce red tape for businesses to boost entrepreneurial activity and economic growth.

// May. 10, 2011 - 17:12 GMT


Police kill up to five militants in North Caucasus

Police killed up to five suspected militants on Tuesday in a raid in the southern Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, a spokesman said.

// May. 10, 2011 - 17:25 GMT


Russia and Africa: vying for mineral resources

Russia is a vast country that is exceptionally rich in mineral resources. Therefore, a fairly commonly held view is that prospecting for minerals outside Russia, for example, in Africa, is not a sensible proposition. Does this viewpoint reflect the way things really stand?

// May. 10, 2011 - 17:27 GMT


The world's most extraordinary attractions

Colossus at Thorpe Park in Surrey, England is the worlds most twisted roller coaster, while the Tower of Terror in Queensland, Australia is the tallest. </p>

// May. 10, 2011 - 17:39 GMT


Protests in Syria

// May. 10, 2011 - 17:46 GMT