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Champion of the Chaco and saviour of Siberian tiger win conservation prize
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 14:28

In South America and Russia respectively, Erika Cuéllar and Sergei Bereznuk's efforts have been recognised with a Rolex award for enterprise

Erika Cuéllar - guanaco in the Gran Chaco

There's the Amazon, which everyone has heard of, and the Gran Chaco – South America's other great wilderness. Barely known, it is a vast, unexplored dry forest twice t...

OEСD slashes global forecast, warns of global slowdown
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 13:37

OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria looks on as he presents the OECD Economic Outlook at the OECD headquarters in Paris on November 27, 2012. (AFP Photo / Eric Piermont)

The world’s advanced economies will grow much slower in 2013, while the risk of a new global recession still remains, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and D...

Ukraine looks for alternatives to Russian gas in Qatar and Azerbaijan
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 11:28

(RIA Novosti / Alexander Mazurkevich)

After announcing its plans to halve imports of Russian gas, Ukraine is looking for sources of cheaper gas.

Ukraine plans to barter wheat for LNG from Qatar the Ukrainian media report during President Viktor Yanukovich’s visit to the UAE and Qatar.
Qatar LNG will be a third the price Kiev currently pays for...

European creditors ready to 'consider reduction of Greece’s debt' by 2016
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 10:02

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. (AFP Photo / Daniel Roland)

European creditors could consider a further reduction of Greece’s debt if the country manages to achieve a significant primary surplus by 2016, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble announced.

"When Greece has achieved, or is about to achieve, a primary surplus and...

Russia to make new super silent torpedoes?
Monday, 26 November 2012 16:52
The appearance of a new submarine, especially a nuclear-powered cruiser equipped with missiles, is always an outstanding event, since it represents the security of a country. How can one make it as invulnerable as possible and not too expensive at the same time? The submarine only needs to be outfitted with silent weapons...
Memories of Soviet actor Aleksandr Pavlovich Antonov
Saturday, 24 November 2012 22:38
Aleksandr Pavlovich Antonov died on the 26th of November 1962, fifty years ago, after a lengthy career as actor in Soviet films and on stage, stretching from the silent era to the 1950s. His best known role was that of Grigory Vakulinchuk in Sergei Eisenstein's famous film "Battleship Potemkin."...
Russia to abandon Queen of Arabian Desert?
Thursday, 22 November 2012 09:38
It transpired that the Russian army will abandon the "Queen of the Arabian Desert," BMP-3 armored vehicle. But what will replace it? There have been rumors on the development and adoption of a radically new light armored combat vehicle "Kurganets-25", whose prototype will be ready by the end of 2012...
EU again delays Greek bailout loan tranche
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 08:34

(AFP Photo / Andreas Solaro)

Eurozone finance ministers have failed to reach a deal to loan Greece another bailout tranche of 31.5 billion euro in financial aid.

­After 12 hours of heated debate beginning on Tuesday with the International Monetary Fund over how to reduce Greece’s public debt, EU finance ministers said they needed more time for “f...

Market Buzz: Pinning hopes on the US
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 06:46

Russian equities are expected to trade higher Wednesday as investors mull comments by US Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke and eye US jobs and housing data.

Russian stocks traded mixed Wednesday, with the MICEX shedding 0.1% and the RTS rising 0.3%.

European markets erased early losses and closed higher on Tuesday after reports that a ceasefire...

Year of Russia in Germany, Germany in Russia
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 00:39
After the high and mighty talks about "human rights" records found wanting in Russia, the German delegation finally got their act together, remembered why they had come to Moscow in the first place, sat down to talk business with their Russian partners. They put the lid on the pot by signing contracts worth billions....
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