Russia's Far East to aid quake-hit Japan with 50 tons of mineral water

A vessel from Russia's Far East Shipping Company (FESCO) carrying 50 metric tons of bottled mineral water as humanitarian aid for Japan will set off on Wednesday from the port of Vladivostok.

// May. 18, 2011 - 13:32 GMT

Russian Press at a Glance, Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

// May. 18, 2011 - 14:49 GMT

North Korea's nuclear program

// May. 18, 2011 - 15:45 GMT

Russian foreign intelligence chief holds talks with Kim Jong-il

A delegation of Russian diplomats led by Foreign Intelligence Service head Mikhail Fradkov held talks on Tuesday with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang, the Korean Central News Agency said.

// May. 18, 2011 - 15:45 GMT

Moscow and Washington must close the door into the past

Russia and the United States need new objectives and a new agenda for the next decade. While they should continue to cooperate on Iran and Afghanistan, they also need to move beyond these topics. The main conclusions of the report, The U.S.-Russian Relations after the Reset: Building a New Agenda. A View from Russia, is that the world has changed and Russia and the United States should formulate a new agenda or their relationship will roll back. </p>

// May. 18, 2011 - 16:00 GMT

BP deal with Russian oil giant collapses

Rosneft is now free to open talks with other international oil companies to explore the Kara Sea. There is a short list of potential partners oil majors with both offshore expertise and experience working in Russia. </p>

// May. 18, 2011 - 16:08 GMT

Long wait rattles nerves in Moscow

Bureaucrats and political functionaries are confused about whom they should be loyal to: the president, who has been trying to establish a distinctive profile by emphasizing differences with Putin? Or the prime minister, who appeared to be attacking Medvedev when he warned in parliament against “indiscriminate experiments based on an unjustified liberalism.”

// May. 18, 2011 - 16:10 GMT

International Strategy for Cyberspace

The United States will continue efforts to make cyberspace safer, but will also keep on fostering the openness and accessibility of the global network, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at the rollout of the first-ever White House International Strategy for Cyberspace.

// May. 18, 2011 - 16:11 GMT

Denmark prepares to claim North Pole

Denmark will make an official claim to the North Pole, setting the stage for possible tug-of-war with Canada and Russia over the seabed at the top of the world, say reports from Copenhagen. At issue is whether the seabed is the extension of Eurasia, which would favour Russian claims, or North America, which would help Canada and Denmark establish sovereignty.

// May. 18, 2011 - 16:13 GMT

Rosneft to seek new Arctic partners after BP deal flop

Russia's top oil producer Rosneft will look for new partners after its proposed $16 billion Arctic shelf development deal with BP fell through on Tuesday, Kommersant business daily quoted a Rosneft source as saying on Wednesday.

// May. 18, 2011 - 18:13 GMT