Russia

Putin Presses Overhaul of Top Military Leaders

Putin Presses Overhaul of Top Military Leaders

By ELLEN BARRY, The New York Times, 9 November 2012

 

 

Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov fired by Putin

Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov fired by Putin

BBC, 6 November 2012

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed the defence minister after his ministry was caught up in a corruption scandal.

Pirates Challenge Russian Government

 

Pirates Challenge Russian Government

01/11/2012

 

MOSCOW, November 1 (Alexey Eremenko, RIA Novosti) – The Pirate Party of Russia said on Thursday it would take on the newly introduced governmental Internet blacklist by launching a web service providing access to the banned web resources.

Russia accuses U.S. of coordinating and arming mercenaries in Syria

Russia accuses U.S. of coordinating and arming mercenaries in Syria

27.10.2012

The Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said "it is common knowledge Washington is aware of the delivery of various types of illegal weapons to illegal armed groups operating on Syrian territory." The Chief of Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Nikolai Makarov, said mercenaries in Syria possessed the US manufactured Stinger.

Ex-Soviet summit postponed amid worries over Putin's health

Ex-Soviet summit postponed amid worries over Putin's health

By Gleb Bryanski and Andrei Makhovsky

MOSCOW/MINSK | Fri Oct 26, 2012

 

 

(Reuters) - A summit of leaders of ex-Soviet states scheduled for the start of November has been postponed, an official said on Friday, amid talk thatRussian President Vladimir Putin is suffering from back trouble.

The Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), a loose group created as the Soviet Union broke apart in 1991, said earlier this month the summit was due to take place in Turkmenistan on November 2.

"The (new) dates are being confirmed. They are being agreed with all the presidents," said CIS spokeswoman Vera Yakubovskaya. She declined to give any reason for the postponement.

US blocks Russia's draft statement in UN on peaceful resolution of Bani Walid violence

US blocks Russia's draft statement in UN on peaceful resolution of Bani Walid violence

 

RT, 23 October 2012

The United States has blocked a draft statement, proposed by Russia, on the resolution of violence in the Libyan town of Bani Walid, which has been under siege for weeks. The statement called for a peaceful solution to the conflict.

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