Russia

Putin: I'm 'grateful' to Romney for proving me right about missile defense

Putin: I'm 'grateful' to Romney for proving me right about missile defense

By Fred Weir,
September 12, 2012

President Vladimir Putin has lashed back at Mitt Romney's repetitious portrayal of Russia as theUS's "geopolitical foe," saying he's grateful to the Republican contender for making it clear thatMoscow would be unwise to trust any future verbal commitments made by any US leader.

Russia hosts 24th APEC Summit in Vladivostok

Russia hosts 24th APEC Summit in Vladivostok

by Olivia Kroth

09.09.2012

 

Russia's easternmost city, Vladivostok, on the beautiful Golden Horn Bay, is coming into focus these days with the opening of the 24th APEC summit which will take place from the 2nd to 9th September 2012 in the Russian Far East. Vladivostok has seen many delegations come and go during its long history since it was settled during the Qing Dynasty.

Vladivostok, a very old city, has seen many delegations come and go in the course of its long history. It was settled by the Chinese during the Qing Dynasty. The Russians took over in the 19th century and built an elaborate system of fortifications around the place in the 1870s. In 1880, it was granted town status, and in 1883, it received its coat of arms showing a Siberian tiger.

Syria battle rages as Russia pushes old plan

Syria battle rages as Russia pushes old plan

Al Jazeera,

9 September 2012

Fighting for control of a key army base raged in the northern Syrian city Aleppo as Russia tried to revive a divisive accord that calls for a government of unity.

Putin: Asia can count on Russia for energy supply

Putin: Asia can count on Russia for energy supply

By ELAINE KURTENBACH

07-Sep-2012

 

 

 

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin promised Asia and Pacific leaders meeting in the seaport of Vladivostok on Friday that they could count on Russia to be a reliable energy supplier and provide a bridge to Europe that can help revitalize regional trade.

EU officials take on Gazprom, Putin in price-gouge probe

EU officials take on Gazprom, Putin in price-gouge probe

EU Observer, 5 September 2012

BRUSSELS - The EU has said Russia's Gazprom might be guilty of price-fixing in Europe in a move set to test political relations.

The Europan Commission on Tuesday (4 September) said it has launched a probe into three "suspected" activities: hindering free flow of gas between EU countries; preventing diversification of gas supply; and imposing "unfair prices" on customers.

APEC: Russia’s window to the Pacific

APEC: Russia’s window to the Pacific

Kirill Muradov, HSE

September 2nd, 2012

Russia’s leadership in APEC is about to reach its zenith next week when APEC Economic Leaders meet in Vladivostok for their next annual summit.

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