Georgian minister sees "Moscow's hand" in opposition rally

Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze said Russia had been behind rallies staged by opposition in the capital Tbilisi.

// May. 30, 2011 - 13:56 GMT


Russian Press at a Glance, Monday, May 30, 2011

A brief look at what is in the Russian papers today

// May. 30, 2011 - 15:28 GMT


Deeper Than Oil: The driest place in Russia

One of my favorite regions on Earth resembles nothing so much as another world. Perhaps thats why I like it so much. </p>

// May. 30, 2011 - 15:36 GMT


Shuttle Endeavour undocks from ISS for final time

Space Shuttle Endeavour departed the International Space Station for the very last time, U.S. space agency NASA said on Monday.

// May. 30, 2011 - 15:49 GMT


U.S.-Russian relations have been reset. What next?

Until their recent meeting in Deauville, Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama had not met face to face since the APEC summit in Yokohama, Japan last November.

// May. 30, 2011 - 17:07 GMT


Iodine levels in two Japanese nuke plant workers 10 times above norm

Two employees of the company operating Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant have received an excessive dose of radiation that increased tenfold the iodine level in their bodies to a level exceeding the allowable, Kyodo news agency said on Monday.

// May. 30, 2011 - 17:07 GMT


Japan's nuclear troubles extend into Russia

The Russian used auto industry relies on used car shipments from Japanese companies that have dried up since the March earthquake and problems at the Fukushima plant.

// May. 30, 2011 - 17:09 GMT


Khodorkovsky plans to apply for parole - lawyer

Jailed former oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky is planning to apply for parole and continues to deny his guilt, lead defense attorney Vadim Klyuvgant said on Monday.

// May. 30, 2011 - 17:10 GMT


Nostalgia or a new political direction?

Who is the common foe today? And does Russias ruling political party have a role and prestige comparable to the Communist Party of yesteryear? Or is this just another attempt by the new elite — after dumping a discredited Yeltsin for an eagle-eyed Putin and then adding a smart young Medvedev — to prevent Russians from turning against the harsh neoliberal post-Soviet order? </p>

// May. 30, 2011 - 17:11 GMT


Russian banks target eastern Europe

Russian banks are shaping up to make acquisitions in eastern and central Europe, taking advantage of the continued weakness of some western institutions amid the financial crisis.

// May. 30, 2011 - 17:14 GMT