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Leningrad: Tragedy of a City Under Siege 1941-44 by Anna Reid – review
Sunday, 25 September 2011 01:10

Anna Reid's scholarship makes living history out of a wartime catastrophe

The Nazi science of mass murder was first put to the test in occupied eastern Europe. Hitler's plan to acquire "living space" for German settlers in Russia required the elimination of entire Slav populations. This was done by gassing, shooting or by a slow death from hunger....

Windows on the War: Soviet Tass Posters at Home and Abroad 1941-1945 by Peter Kort Zegers and Douglas W Druick – review
Sunday, 25 September 2011 01:04

This striking book shows how chance revealed the forgotten part poets and artists played in the Soviet war effort

An extraordinary discovery was made in 1997 at the Art Institute of Chicago: 26 thick rolls of paper, which crumbled to the touch, were found at the back of a cupboard. After being put in a humidity chamber, where the paper was...

Hugo Chavez on path to recovery
Saturday, 24 September 2011 23:20


Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is feeling better every day.  Vice President Elias Jaua announced the good news when speaking at a meeting dealing with a planned reform of the country’s penitentiary system.

On Thursday Hugo Chavez returned home from Cuba where he had been undergoing another course of chemotherapy, which he said was his last....

Banned weapons found in Libya - NTC
Saturday, 24 September 2011 23:02

Libyan provisional government forces have found weapons believed to be banned internationally near the southern cities of Sabha and Wadan, the head of the National Transitional Council  Mustafa Abdel Jalil, said on Saturday, Reuters reports.  

 "There are weapons believed to be internationally forbidden, and they are under our control," Abdel Jalil ...
Vladimir Putin sets sights on another 12 years in Kremlin's top job
Saturday, 24 September 2011 22:52

Prime minister bids to return for two more terms as Russia's president after months of speculation

Vladimir Putin is to run for president of Russia next year in a move that could keep the powerful leader at the helm of the country until 2024.

Prime minister Putin and head of state Dmitry Medvedev ended months of speculation on Saturday during the...

'NATO oversteppd UN Libya mandate' - Russia
Saturday, 24 September 2011 21:36

NATO overstepped its UN mandate in Libya, Russia’s FM Sergei Lavrov told the CNN on Saturday.

“The international embargo on arms deliveries to Libya  was openly violated… The country’s neighbors made no secret of the fact that they were supplying weapons [to the opposition]. France publicly admitted such deliveries and foreign commandos were also ve...

Turkey to intercept Syria-bound arms
Saturday, 24 September 2011 21:33

Turkey will intercept all weapons being delivered to Syria, Reuters reports, quoting Prime Minister Recep Tayiip Erdogan.

Mr. Erdogan said that Turkey had intercepted a Syrian ship in the Sea of Marmara but didn’t say where exactly and whether there were any weapons found on board.  

On Wednesday Erdogan said that Ankara was  suspending all talks ...

German hiker killed in A'stan
Saturday, 24 September 2011 21:32

Unknown gunmen shot dead a German tourist and his Afghan companion in central Afghanistan on Saturday. Two other Afghans were wounded when the gunmen opened fire on the van the tourist was travelling in, a local police spokesman said. The men were on a road in the country’s remote Ghor province.

Two German nationals were killed last month while...

Alexander Lebedev reveals his street fighting past after YouTube brawl
Saturday, 24 September 2011 21:22

Billionaire newspaper owner tells Luke Harding about his previous bouts in Russia and his opinion of David Cameron

It has become a video sensation: the moment when Alexander Lebedev punched a fellow businessman live on Russian TV. Ever since Lebedev – the billionaire owner of the Evening Standard and Independent – floored tycoon Sergei Polonsky, s...

Russia´s investment profile: view from World Organization of Creditors
Friday, 23 September 2011 13:41

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With the investment climate being one of the major economic issues for Russia, Business RT spoke to Robert Abdullin, president of the World Organization of Creditors, about what is being done to improve Russia’s profile and what lies ahead for it.

RT: Your organization provides support for companies looking for...

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