Russian warships complete visit to Vietnam, head to Vladivostok

A Pacific Fleet task force led by the Admiral Vinogradov destroyer has completed a friendly visit to Vietnam and is now heading for the Far Eastern port of Vladivostok.

// May. 11, 2011 - 13:14 GMT

Japanese Imperial couple to visit Fukushima province

Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have set off for the northeastern Fukushima prefecture, devastated by an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, the NHK TV channel said on its website on Wednesday.

// May. 11, 2011 - 13:52 GMT

Russian Press at a Glance, Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

// May. 11, 2011 - 14:36 GMT

Why we still cross swords on Stalin

The growing popularity of the myth about Stalin is linked with the present agenda. A series of loud corruption scandals aggravated by the culprits impunity have left society disappointed in the authorities. Protest attitudes are on the rise. In the Russian system of values, the category of justice has always been above that of the law. </p>

// May. 11, 2011 - 15:37 GMT

Dmitry Medvedev’s three years in office: achievements, results and influence

Three years ago, in early May, Dmitry Medvedev took his oath of office, becoming the third president of the Russian Federation. The Valdai International Discussion Club asked some of its members to share their impressions and thoughts regarding Dmitry Medvedevs presidency. </p>

// May. 11, 2011 - 15:43 GMT

4++ generation fighter Su-35S

Su-35S uses fifth-generation technologies that ensure its superiority over other models of the same class

// May. 11, 2011 - 15:45 GMT

Arctic treaty leaves much undecided

Canada, Russia, the United States and their smaller circumpolar neighbours have agreed how to divvy up the fast-warming and fragile Arctic, but only for search-and-rescue responsibilities, leaving aside the vexed issues of sovereignty, oil drilling, pollution and shipping.

// May. 11, 2011 - 15:52 GMT

What's behind Putin's drive for a 'unified civil front' in Russia

Putin may be seeking to reshape Russian political culture into one of forced social unity similar to the former Soviet system, in which all of civil society including media, trade unions, the church, youth, women's groups, even sports clubs were held in captive orbits around the all-powerful ruling party. </p>

// May. 11, 2011 - 16:01 GMT

Pakistan’s new friend Russia

How the world changes. In the 80s, the US was allied with America fighting the USSR and Islamabad was instrumental in the implosion of the Soviet Union. Today, the US-Pakistan relations are fraying, a victim of Gung-Ho Ramboism, and John Wayne imperialism that tramples on countries to achieve real or imaginary profits. President Zardaris visit to Moscow is a seminal event. </p>

// May. 11, 2011 - 16:06 GMT

Japan's TEPCO to sell assets to raise compensation funds

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant will sell assets worth more than $6 billion to raise funds to compensate victims of the country's worst nuclear crisis.

// May. 11, 2011 - 16:30 GMT