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Gazprom could get Arctic shelf sites by end of 2013
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 12:58
Published time: July 24, 2013 10:58

Gazprom, the world’s largest extractor of natural gas, may get access to areas of the Arctic shelf as soon as the end of 2013, according to a statement from the Russian Minister of Natural Resources.

A government decree awarded...

US biolabs threaten Russia's security
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 09:42
Officials with Foreign Affairs Ministry of Russia noted that the irrepressible desire of the U.S. partners to judge others and place labels is combined with a categorical unwillingness to "look in the mirror." All U.S. accusations that Russia allegedly violated its obligations under several international treaties were unsubstantiated, they stated...
So who is Mr. Navalny?
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 16:50
The supporters of Alexei Navalny have suddenly recognized that their candidate for mayor (Navalny runs for the position of the Moscow mayor) has of a lot of disadvantages. However, they acknowledge that they are ready to turn a blind eye on these disadvantages, because the leader of the Russian opposition movement will lead the country to...
World's largest transport aircraft Ruslan to rise from ashes
Monday, 22 July 2013 11:00
The world's largest transport aircraft that made its first flight in 1982 was designed by Russian designers and to this day remains a record holder in terms of capacity among serial models. This aircraft is the legendary AN-124 designed for the needs of the army. For a long time "Ruslan" has been forgotten, but now its production may be resumed...
Venezuela, Nicaragua and Bolivia offer asylum to Edward Snowden
Saturday, 06 July 2013 17:38

President Maduro offers to protect NSA whistleblower 'from persecution by the empire' and rejects US extradition request

Bolivia, Venezuela and Nicaragua have offered asylum to Edward Snowden, the US whistleblower who is believed to have spent the past two weeks at a Moscow airport evading US attempts to extradite him.

The Venezuelan president,...

Russian opposition leader vows to destroy 'disgusting feudal system'
Friday, 05 July 2013 17:03

Alexey Navalny uses closing remarks of embezzlement case against him to condemn Vladimir Putin's government

Russia's top opposition leader, Alexey Navalny, has vowed to destroy the "feudal system of power" lorded over by Vladimir Putin during powerful closing remarks to a provincial court that could send him to prison for six years.

Blasting Putin's...

British designer to revamp plummeting Russian car maker sales
Friday, 05 July 2013 16:55
Published time: July 05, 2013 14:55

A massive downshift in sales of Russia’s flagship car manufacturer, Lada, has forced the company to rethink its business plan, hoping its first foreign designer will deliver success.

British designer Steve Mattin told The Moscow...

Mafia launders dirty money in clean energy - Europol
Friday, 05 July 2013 15:19
Published time: July 05, 2013 13:19

The Italian mafia is ramping up investment in wind farms to launder money and benefit from EU subsidies.

Europol reports winds farms, and renewable energy in general, are the most popular target for laundering money, after analysing...

European states were told Snowden was on Morales plane, says Spain
Friday, 05 July 2013 12:33

Spanish foreign minister declines to say where information came from that NSA whistleblower was on Bolivian leader's flight

Spain says it and other European countries were told that the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board the Bolivian presidential plane that was diverted to Austria this week, causing a diplomatic row.

The foreign minister,...

Green light for financial mega-regulator in Russia
Friday, 05 July 2013 12:18
Published time: July 05, 2013 10:18
Edited time: July 05, 2013 16:40

The Russian State Duma has okayed a unified financial regulator under the roof of the Central Bank of Russia (CBR). The new watchdog will...

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