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Kremlin launches radical overhaul of state corporations boardroom compositions

Announcing the new policy, President Medvedev noted that the move was aimed at winning back the trust and whipping up the interest of investors in the economy...

With the Golden jubilee behind, Nigeria now en-route to its first statehood centennial

Speaking at his country's 51st independence anniversary, the Nigerian ambassador to Russia highlighted the occasion as another milestone in his nation's history...

 

Public opinion poll highlights Russians expectations from upcoming elections

The poll studied Russians' sentiments ahead of the upcoming State Duma election slated for Dec. 4 2011 and the next presidential election slated for March 4, 2012...

The pluses and minuses of Moscows expansion at the expense of Moscow Region

Moscow is en-route to doubling its area, thanks to a new expansion policy that Kremlin strategists say will elevate the Russian capital a new level of development...

 

A review of Russia-Africa relations. New challenges & new opportunities

Kremlin now has a very clear foreign policy objective in Africa, which is to ensure the success of Russian firms' operations on the 'Black' continent...

Strident anti-corruption advocate under palpable threat of official vendetta

In his signature caustic criticism of the government, Navalny noted that corruption has eaten so deep into the society that there are now two parallel economies in the country...

 

Matviyenko to make history as Senates first female speaker and third official in Russia

Supporting Matviyenkos candidacy, President Medvedev said the appointment of a woman to one of the government's key posts will only contribute to Russia's rapid modernization...

Russian-Mongolian negotiations end with penning of new strategic agreements

Among the vital documents signed at the meeting was an Intergovernmental Agreement on Mutual Protection of Intellectual Properties...

 

Trust-based partnership and growth-focused course elevate Russian-Austrian ties to a new level

In his reply, the Austrian president said he fully shared the view that the bilateral ties are developing very well...

Russia and Brazil outline new projects and areas for future strategic cooperation

In his response, Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer called the outcomes of his talks with Putin fruitful...

 

Medvedev in Hong Kong for advanced expertise in financial market and state governance

President Medvedev says Hong Kongs best practices in patent rights protection and commercialization of scientific inventions are very important for Russia's economy...

Russia and Sweden outline key spheres for further deepening of bilateral cooperation

According to official data, bilateral trade has surged by 600% in the last decade, a trend that has made Sweden one of the 10 largest and direct investors in Russia...

 

Russia and Jordan compare notes on directions of bilateral strategic partnership

Specifically, the Jordanian monarch noted that he very much appreciates the highly productive ties between Moscow and Amman and the opportunities for deepening them further...

Russias rosy future as depicted in Prime Minister Putins State Duma report

A successful realization of the Strategy-2020 programs is expected to leapfrog Russia in terms of the volume of GDP into top five leading global economies by 2020...

Issue: May 2011, Vol.6, No. 4     Author: Christopher Kenneth
Tags: Putin
 

Russian tandems conflicting presidential ambitions put the elite on edge

The uncertainty over the tandem's plans for 2012 has forced the elite to sit on the fence, fearing to making a fatal false start by backing the wrong horse in the race...

Issue: May 2011, Vol.6, No. 4     Author: Christopher Kenneth
Tags: Putin

Reset initiative author says the policy benefits Russia, U.S. and the world

Citing new data highlighting the palpable thaw in the Russian-U.S. ties, Biden said the reduction in political tension has led to dramatic softening in bilateral relations...

 

Events on the African Continent are a reflection of Big Game maneuvers

The current events in North African Arab states that have changed political courses and even prompted a civil war are defining the continent's collective future destiny...

Russia and Turkey boost their bilateral trade and economic relations

One of the main topics on the agenda of the Second Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council was further development of bilateral trade and economic relations...

 

Moscow and Amsterdam confirm mutual desire to further broaden bilateral ties

Russia and the Netherlands have once again reiterated their mutual interest in further strengthening of their bilateral strategic cooperation in the economic and other areas...

Serbia and Russia enrich strategic partnership with new joint projects

The talks between Russian Premier Vladimir Putin and Serbian President Boris Tadic focused on Serbia's role in the 'South Stream' gas pipeline estimated millions of euros...

 

Status parity nature of the last U.S.-China summit underscores Beijings rising global clout

This fact reflects the ongoing tectonic shifts in global power hierarchy that will propel communist China to the pinnacle of global affairs in the 21st century...