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Mayan apocalypse mania grips Russia
Monday, 17 December 2012 15:40

Officials try to calm fears as Russians buy up emergency supplies before the Mayan calendar runs out on Friday

The apocalypse is surely near when Ramzan Kadyrov emerges as the voice of reason.

The ruthless leader of Chechnya is among dozens of Russians officials, priests, doctors and psychiatrists aiming to calm an anxious populace frantically...

Russia's cooperation with Venezuela may stagnate after Chavez
Monday, 17 December 2012 13:24
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez may pass away in April 2013. The friendship between Russia and Venezuela will end with the departure of Hugo Chavez. No one can say how the relations may develop between the two countries after the President of Venezuela leaves his office. Russia has multi-billion dollar investments in the economy of Venezuela...
Russia to create two new super missiles, more powerful than Satan
Friday, 14 December 2012 18:29
Two kinds of new strategic missiles, which Russian experts develop, should become a response to the deployment of the U.S. missile defense system in Europe. It goes about a heavy liquid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) weighing 100 tons. The new missile will surpass the most powerful missile in the world RS-20B Voyevoda (Satan)...
Does Russia need its own army?
Friday, 14 December 2012 10:33
If we have a conflict like the one with Georgia, it requires a professional army. But if we have a conflict like the one in Syria, which is somewhat forced upon us, then we need every man in the country to be able to use a gun, prevent an invasion of the terrorist enemy forces on the territory of the Russian Federation...
Putin: Russia did not start in 1917 or 1991
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 16:29
In his first post-election Address to the Federal Assembly, Russian President Vladimir Putin focused on fundamental issues of Russia's progress, "for the present and for the future of Russia." The President stressed that he had expressed Russia's position in all areas of work in a series of his pre-election articles...
Renault-Nissan to take over Russia’s Avtovaz by 2014
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 15:04

(RIA Novosti / Aleksey Babushkin)

Renault-Nissan and the state run Russian Technologies corporation have signed an agreement to create a joint venture that will get a majority stake in Russian car maker Avtovaz.

­The new joint venture has been named Alliance Rostec Auto BV. Under the terms of the deal, the Franco-Japanese alliance will invest $742 ...

Vladimir Putin warns foreigners not to intervene in Russian politics
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 14:36

Russian president uses speech to attack 'meddling' in domestic affairs

Vladimir Putin has warned against foreign meddling in Russia's politics in a speech designed to spell out his priorities for the year ahead.

"Direct or indirect meddling in our domestic politics is unacceptable," Putin told a gathering of around 1,000 politicians in the Kremlin's...

India probes Wal-Mart lobbying practices
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 13:51

A municipal worker pours water on saplings near to a newly opened Bharti Wal-Mart Best Price Modern wholesale store in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. (Reuters / Krishnendu / Halder)

The Indian government opened a probe into Wal-Mart Stores Inc. after a report the retailer had lobbied US lawmakers to help gain access to foreign markets.


Journalist held in Syria faces execution by her kidnappers
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:17

The captors of a journalist in Syria are threatening to execute her tomorrow (13 December) unless their demands for a $50m ransom are met.

Anhar Kochneva, a reporter with Russian and Ukrainian dual nationality, was kidnapped by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) near the city of Homs at the beginning of October. She was said to be on assignment for several...

Russia needs a free market economy, rather than capitalism – Putin
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 12:17

Read more...Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual address to the Russian Federal Assembly at the Kremlin's St. George Hall on December 12, 2012. Russia needs to develop a free market economy based on industry and middle size business as the growth potential of a resource based economy is exhausted, President...

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