Clinton reiterates U.S. stance on Georgia's territorial integrity

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has congratulated the people of Georgia on National Independence Day and reiterated the White House's support for Georgian territorial integrity.

// May. 26, 2011 - 13:47 GMT


On track: South Stream project making solid progress

The first things that should be noted are the recent agreements between the presidents of EDF and Gazprom on the South Stream project. Also, there are some plans for negotiations and discussions between EU representatives and Russian officials regarding the South Stream project. So the first point is that, apparently, a great deal of progress has been made in the timely implementation of the South Stream project.

// May. 26, 2011 - 14:42 GMT


Russian Press at a Glance, Wednesday, May 26, 2011

A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

// May. 26, 2011 - 15:09 GMT


US-Russia cultural cold war continues

The cultural cold war between Russian and US museums has drawn in another institution. Following Russias ban on loans to American institutions, which resulted in the cancellation or delay of major exhibitions, the US State and Justice Departments may now get involved. </p>

// May. 26, 2011 - 15:42 GMT


Russia, Shell discuss Arctic shelf projects

Royal Dutch Shell PLC Chief Executive Peter Voser met Russia's top energy official Wednesday to discuss joint projects on Russia's Arctic shelf, the Black Sea and Sakhalin-3, but he said the company won't seek to swap shares with state oil champion OAO Rosneft.

// May. 26, 2011 - 15:45 GMT


Government chief of staff appointed head of Putin coalition

Vladimir Putin's chief of staff has been appointed acting head of a coalition launched by the prime minister.

// May. 26, 2011 - 16:23 GMT


Medvedev meets with school graduates from children’s homes and boarding schools

There is nothing more important than family, even for a president, Dmitry Medvedev said during a meeting with school graduates from childrens homes and boarding schools. </p>

// May. 26, 2011 - 17:10 GMT


Blast hits Istanbul, injuries reported

At least seven people were injured in a blast that hit Turkey's largest city of Istanbul early on Thursday, local media reported.

// May. 26, 2011 - 17:11 GMT


Valdai Club Supports Dialogue in the Arctic

A two day conference «Canada/Russia/Norway: Dialogue and Cooperation in the Arctic», is being held on May 26–27, 2011 at the Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Leading international experts will be joined by businessmen and high-profile officials of the Canadian, Russian and Norwegian institutions

// May. 26, 2011 - 17:16 GMT


Georgian police release opposition leader's son

The son of Georgian opposition leader Nino Burdzhanadze was released on Thursday morning after being detained while visiting opposition protesters injured in clashes with police, Georgian media said.

// May. 26, 2011 - 17:33 GMT