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El Greco record as Russians buy up Sotheby's auction
Friday, 05 July 2013 11:51
Published time: July 05, 2013 09:51

Russian-speaking buyers spent more than $22.6 million at the last auction of Old Masters in London with a record number of bidders from emerging economies.

The Sotheby’s sale of Old Master & British Paintings raised more than ...

Letters: Registration for Russian NGOs
Thursday, 04 July 2013 22:00

Luke Harding (Review, 29 June) wrote that Vladimir Putin "has forced western-funded NGOs to register as 'foreign agents'". That may be the goal – but it is still far from achieved. Since March 2013 Russian NGOs have resolutely refused to register as foreign agents. For example, in the once-closed city of Perm (it did not  appear on maps i...

Does Russia have external enemies?
Thursday, 04 July 2013 17:58
Nuclear weapons in Russia's National Security Strategy are traditionally considered a priority. Since the end of the Cold War, the relations between Russia and the United States have undergone a complex transformation, but Russia still considers the strategic balance with the United States a status quo guarantee...
Russia sells weapons to Iraq worth $4.2 billion
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 15:07
The deliveries of Russian Mi-28NE Night Hunter to Baghdad are to begin in September 2013, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said in an interview with Interfax. The contract for the purchase of ten helicopters was included in the package of agreements in the amount of $4.2 billion," said the Iraqi prime minister...
Snowden finds Putin's terms for political asylum unacceptable
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 17:51
Fugitive former U.S. intelligence officer Edward Snowden has declined an intention to stay in Russia. Vladimir Putin's condition, on the basis of which the whistleblower could technically be granted asylum in Russia, did not meet his needs, president's press secretary said. The American still remains in the transit area of ​​Sheremetyevo Airport...
What will happen if Russia grants political asylum to Snowden?
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 09:11
The situation with the former CIA officer Edward Snowden remains confusing. He has been staying in the transit area of ​​the Sheremetyevo airport for over a week, or at least it seems to be this way. In fact, Snowden has not been seen in Russia since his arrival. The only people who saw him were the passengers of his Aeroflot flight...
Russia forgives debts to many, no one forgives Russia's debts
Friday, 28 June 2013 10:26
In recent years, Russia forgave about $116 billion of debt to countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, while the former socialist countries were not going to forgive anything. In May of this year, Russia has repaid the debt to the Republic of Serbia and the Slovak Republic for the obligations of the Soviet Union...
Edward Snowden: Hong Kong escape may prevent more poisonous row
Sunday, 23 June 2013 21:01

Experts say US-Chinese relations could have worsened had the whistleblower decided to stay on the autonomous island

Edward Snowden's unexpected departure from Hong Kong threatened to sour US-Chinese relations further on Sunday, infuriating US officials whose extradition attempt was deftly deflected by the Hong Kong authorities.

The NSA...

US politicians issue warning to Russia as Edward Snowden arrives in Moscow
Sunday, 23 June 2013 17:14

Senator warns Vladimir Putin of 'serious consequences' if country neglects to send NSA whistleblower back to US

US politicians attacked Vladimir Putin on Sunday and called for Russia to hand over Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who admitted leaking top secret spying documents.

As Snowden landed in Moscow after...

Edward Snowden arrives in Moscow
Sunday, 23 June 2013 15:36

NSA whistleblower lands in Russia after Hong Kong allows him to leave, with WikiLeaks saying it is providing assistance

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, has arrived in Moscow after Hong Kong authorities allowed him to leave despite a US request for his arrest.

In a statement, WikiLeaks said the 30-year-old was heading to a democratic country...

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