Russian Press at a Glance, Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

// May. 25, 2011 - 14:19 GMT

New gardening ideas at Chelsea Flower Show

The first Chelsea Flower Show was held in Chelsea, London, over 100 years ago. Despite its long history, the annual event keeps up with the times, showcasing modern gardening trends.

// May. 25, 2011 - 14:30 GMT

NASA to make final attempt to contact Mars rover

NASA on Wednesday will make its last attempt to make contact with the Mars rover Spirit, which has been silent since March 2010, the U.S. Space Agency said in a press release.

// May. 25, 2011 - 15:03 GMT

Khodorkovsky derides Russian reforms

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the jailed Russian oil tycoon, has derided efforts by the president, Dmitry Medvedev, to improve the rule of law in the country. Critics said the ruling highlighted the limits of Mr Medvedevs drive to strengthen the independence of Russias courts. </p>

// May. 25, 2011 - 15:48 GMT

Yandex’s surge on debut stirs more talk of tech bubble

Shares of Yandex, a Russian search engine barely known in the United States, surged by more than 55 percent on Tuesday, signifying the latest multibillion-dollar technology offering and stoking the debate about whether this market has the makings of a bubble.

// May. 25, 2011 - 15:51 GMT

Pakistan: Visiting Russian general opens security talks

A top Russian military commander paid a rare visit to Pakistan in a latest sign of growing ties between the bitter cold-war rivals. The visit by Russian Ground Forces Commander-in-Chief Colonel General Alexander Postnikov was the first by any senior military official from Russia in recent years.

// May. 25, 2011 - 15:54 GMT

Endeavor astronauts make third spacewalk

Shuttle Endeavor astronauts have made their third spacewalk to carry out maintenance work on the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said on Wednesday.

// May. 25, 2011 - 16:33 GMT

Russia's Aeroflot cancels flight to Germany over volcano eruption

Russia's flagship carrier Aeroflot canceled a flight to Germany's Hamburg on Wednesday as a plume of ash and smoke from Iceland's Grimsvotn Volcano has reached northern Germany, a spokesman for the airline said.

// May. 25, 2011 - 16:54 GMT

Alrosa posts 240 pct net profit growth in 2010

Russia's diamond monopoly Alrosa's 2010 IFRS net profits shot up by 240 percent year on year to 11.788 billion rubles ($421 million), the company said late on Tuesday.

// May. 25, 2011 - 16:54 GMT

Kim Jong-il in Beijing to meet Hu Jintao

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il arrived in Beijing on Wednesday for a summit with Chinese President Hu Jintao, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported.

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