Police officer killed in shootout with militants in Russia’s North Caucasus

One police officer has been killed in a shootout with militants in the volatile south Russian republic of Dagestan, a police spokesman said on Frida

// May. 27, 2011 - 14:38 GMT


Russian Press at a Glance, Friday, May 27, 2011

A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

// May. 27, 2011 - 15:07 GMT


Tretyakov Gallery displays ancient Russian masterpieces

The Holy Rus exhibition is now open at the Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val.

// May. 27, 2011 - 15:45 GMT


Does Russia need China’s energy market?

Has Russia missed the chance to strike a lucrative partnership with China over energy resources? Do its oil and gas companies still have time to strengthen their foothold in eastern markets? China is the worlds second largest energy consumer after the United States, accounting for over 10% of global primary energy consumption. </p>

// May. 27, 2011 - 16:32 GMT


Pensioner killed by police car in central Russia

An 81-year-old pensioner was killed after she was run over by a police car in the central Russian city of Kaluga, police said on Friday.

// May. 27, 2011 - 16:35 GMT


The State of the Russian Military

One of the main elements of the reform included transitioning from a mass-mobilization army to a smaller number of better trained and effective permanent combat readiness forces, with the undermanned (cadre) units consolidated into a smaller number of fully manned and combat ready brigades. </p>

// May. 27, 2011 - 16:57 GMT


Soldier charged over Russian Urals arms depot fire

A soldier is facing criminal charges over a fire at an ammunition depot at a military base in the Russian Urals, investigators said on Friday.

// May. 27, 2011 - 16:58 GMT


Amnesty International: A trade union of dissenters

Acting entirely in character, Amnesty International, which incidentally turns 50 on May 28, has declared Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev “prisoners of conscience.”

// May. 27, 2011 - 17:09 GMT


Russia to buy warships from France

Russia has finalised a controversial agreement to buy four Mistral-class warships from France in its first big arms purchase since the end of the Cold War. Some former Soviet states, including Georgia and the Baltic republics have complained about the deal, fearing that Russia might use the powerful French warships to put pressure on littoral states.

// May. 27, 2011 - 17:13 GMT


Obama, Poland and Russia

Poland understands the drawbacks of being a border country, and Russia understands it would be better off if its neighbors feared Moscow less. While the difficult process of Polish-Russian rapprochement is not explicitly related to the U.S.-Russia reset, it would have a positive impact on Central Europe as well as the broader trans-Atlantic relationship.

// May. 27, 2011 - 17:16 GMT