Russia 111206 Basic Political Developments

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Russia 111206

Basic Political Developments

  • Russian-Japanese nuclear energy agreement ratified - The lower house of the Japanese Parliament has ratified an agreement on cooperation with Russia in the area of the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

  • South Ossetia's Border with Russia Temporarily Shut Down To Prevent Provocations – Source

  • Russian deputy premier, Spanish acting premier discuss fin crisis - Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov and Spain’s Acting Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero had a meeting here Monday in the format of the official functions that culminated the Year of Russia in Spain and the simultaneous Year of Spain in Russia.

    • Spain's queen, Russia's 1st lady inaugurate Russian center in Madrid

  • Russian president arrives in Prague - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrives in Prague at 19:00 on Wednesday and he will meet his Czech counterpart Vaclav Klaus on the same day in the evening, the Presidential Office's press section said yesterday.

    • Russian, Polish General Staff chiefs to exchange missile defense views

  • Lieberman to talk to Russians about arms to Syria - From Vilnius, Lieberman will travel to Moscow on Thursday for a joint Russian- Israeli economic meeting, during which he will meet with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Zubkov.

  • Russia warns against contacts with Taliban - “According to information we have, both the Afghan authorities and a number of their international partners had sporadic contacts with members of the Taliban movement. Moreover, Kabul was not always notified of these meetings,” Russian presidential representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said in an interview with Interfax.

  • Russia abstains in UNSC vote on sanctions against Eritrea

  • Russian naval ships set out for Atlantic, Mediterranean - The heavy Russian aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov and the large antisubmarine ship Admiral Chabanenko are setting out for the Atlantic and the Mediterranean on a two-month cruise. The ships will also call at the Syrian port of Tartus, which is a Russian naval maintenance and supply centre.

  • Pacific Fleet warships lead 6th civil convoy through Gulf of Aden

  • Russia's humanitarian centre in Serbia will be officially opened in March or April 2012

    • Russia fostering trade with Serbia - This year's trade between Serbia and Russia amounted to EUR 3 billion, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said in Moscow Monday.


    • U.S. worried by reports of electoral violations in Russia

    • McCain warns Putin of approaching “Arab Spring” - U.S. senator John McCain, known for his staunch criticism of Russia, warned Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that Russia would see an “Arab Spring” of its own, following the post-election street protests.

    • Hugo Chavez congratulates Russian leaders on occasion of Duma election

    • Azerbaijan, Russia Presidents hold phone conversation

    • CEC chairman: Official results of State Duma election to be announced before Saturday

    • Moscow election protesters remain in custody - Most of the 300 protesters detained on Monday at a demonstration in downtown Moscow against alleged electoral fraud remain in custody as of Monday morning, police said.

    • Russia's ruling party faces fraud allegations - "There were unprecedented violations in this election," said Lazareva, 60. "I have been on the commission since 1990 and I've seen a lot, but I have never see such blatant misconduct."

    • RUSSIA VOTES: Putin and Russia are the winners in this election - And the elections have set a precedent: by allowing a more-or-less free vote this time round, the Kremlin will find it harder to blatantly fix any elections in the future.

    • As Putin Forces Hold On To Power, Evidence Mounts Of Pre-Election Press Crackdown

    • Investors Upbeat About New Duma

    • Power carve-up in Duma after ruling party’s poll slump

  • Russia downgrades ties with Qatar after attack on Russian diplomats

    • Russian ambassador to leave Qatar

    • Qatar vs Russia: When size does not matter - Russia is downgrading its relations with Qatar following an attack on its envoy in Doha. The assault is being linked to Moscow's criticism of Qatar's backing for the US position on the unrest in Syria.

  • Russian icebreaking tanker set to deliver fuel to Alaska town

  • SK to investigate lawfulness of children foreign adoption

    • SK opens criminal case over RF adopted son murder in US

  • Russian president Special Deputy Vladimir Rushaylo arrives in Kyrgyzstan

  • Official says labor migrants will have to learn Russian language

  • Double terrorist attack in Dagestan

    • Four people were injured in explosions in Dagestan

  • Dagestani Brothers Jailed in Terror Case - The Kuzminsky District Court ruled that Sultan and Sadir Abdulkerimov knew Zeinab Suyunova’s plans to execute a suicide attack on Red Square on New Year’s Eve last year and offered her shelter, rather than inform police.

  • Eight coaches carrying coal go off track at Baikal-Amur Railway

  • Rosoboronexport: airplanes, helicopters and Russian technology at "LIMA 2011"- The exhibition will be held at Langkawi, Malaysia, between 6th and 10th this month

  • Moscow press review for December 6, 2011

  • Russian Press at a Glance, Tuesday, November 6, 2011

  • Kremlin Is Seen Spending More After Setback - In particular, Mr. Putin could push for targeted spending at state corporations. "The best way to address his fears of losing control will be to rely on a direct state presence in the economy," said Natalia Orlova, chief economist at Alfa Bank. "He'll be looking to secure his position economically."

  • NATO and Russia Can Defend Together - By ANDERS FOGH RASMUSSEN

  • Flour and machine guns don’t count - The West holds Russia in Afghan “reception area” Evgeny Shestakov (Bonn)

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