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
Protests in Syria
// May. 10, 2011 - 17:46 GMT