Russian warship to visit Singapore, Indonesia

Russian Pacific Fleet's destroyer Admiral Panteleyev will visit Singapore and Indonesia on May 16–27 to take part in IMDEX-2011 naval exhibition and hold joint drills with the Indonesian navy.

// May. 16, 2011 - 14:06 GMT


Russian Press at a Glance, Monday, May 16, 2011

A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

// May. 16, 2011 - 14:47 GMT


De-Muscovitization in the re-Oregonization process

So, there I was roaming around with my family along the wharf near Yaquina Bay on the Pacific coast in Oregon, enjoying the fresh air and having nothing to do, when THEY suddenly appeared out of nowhere...

// May. 16, 2011 - 14:56 GMT


Medvedev warns about excessive power

Russia could face civil war or stagnation if too much power is concentrated in one mans hands, Dmitry Medvedev, the president, said on Friday in a veiled swipe at his mentor and rival for re-election in 2012. </p>

// May. 16, 2011 - 15:55 GMT


BP Tries to Salvage Russian Deal

BP PLC is back in last-ditch talks to buy out the Russian partners in its joint venture TNK-BP Ltd. in a multibillion-dollar deal that would salvage the U.K. oil giant's efforts to reach a landmark Arctic alliance with Russian state oil company OAO Rosneft, according to people familiar with the situation.

// May. 16, 2011 - 15:57 GMT


Warming Arctic opens way to competition for resources

Even ownership of the North Pole has come into dispute, as Russia and Denmark pursue rival claims to the underlying seabed in hopes of locking up access to everything from fisheries to natural gas deposits.

// May. 16, 2011 - 15:59 GMT


Schengen Area

On June 14, 1985, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, West Germany and France signed the historic Schengen Agreement near the town of Schengen in Luxembourg.

// May. 16, 2011 - 16:18 GMT


Lunder to replace Izosimov as VimpelCom CEO from July 1

VimpelCom, one of Russia's top three mobile phone operators, has voted to appoint its current Chairman Jo Lunder as its new CEO, VimpelCom said in a statement on Monday.

// May. 16, 2011 - 17:01 GMT


Russian minister's driver faces dismissal over murder threat

A driver for Russia's emergencies minister faces dismissal after threatening to shoot a motorist in the head, media reports said on Monday.

// May. 16, 2011 - 17:03 GMT


San Francisco conference turns mobile phone into mini-robot

IT specialists from 60 countries displayed a treadmill outfitted with a video display, a self-playing grand piano and many other contraptions during an international conference in San Francisco, California.

// May. 16, 2011 - 17:45 GMT