Russia 110329 Basic Political Developments

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Russia 110329

Basic Political Developments

  • Russian calendar: Key events for March 29

    • Austria’s Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger to visit Russia, until Mar 30

    • Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov to visit Sweden, until Mar 30

  • Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov to Visit Sweden - A Russian trade delegation will visit Sweden on Wednesday 30th March 2011, led by Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov. The group will be met by the Swedish Minister for Trade, Ewa Björling, in Stockholm. Under the auspices of the Swedish-Russian Steering Committee, trade and economic ties will be discussed.

  • Russia-NATO Council to discuss situation in Libya - According to Rogozin, the Russian side intends to emphasize “inadmissibility of transition of the international operation in Libya to a land phase”. “Russia will consider that step as occupation of a sovereign country,” the ambassador stressed.

    • Russia-NATO Council to discuss conflict settlement in Libya

  • Russia ready to help settle Transdniestrian conflict - "We would like to help promote this settlement process," Lavrov said at a meeting with his Moldovan counterpart Iurie Leanca in Moscow on Tuesday. Leanca, for his part, said that ongoing consultations on possible solutions to the problem should be replaced by talks.

  • Sergei Lavrov: Russia and Kyrgyzstan interested in suppression of Afghan threats - “Afghan terrorists, unfortunately, face almost no challenges as well as drug dealers. Our bilateral counterterrorism and counternarcotics cooperation with Kyrgyzstan - within the framework of the CSTO and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization - is a part of an overall effort to confront these challenges,” he said.

  • Abkhazian opposition demands not to cede even a small piece of land to Russia - They are concerned by the information that was reported during preparation of the talks on "demarcation and delimitation" of the Abkhazian section of the Georgian-Russian border which is taking place in Moscow today and tomorrow and to which an Abkhazian delegation was sent for from Sukhumi.

  • Radiation background normal in Russian Far East – EMERCOM

    • Radiation background normal in Russian Sakhalin

    • Embassy renders assistance to Russians staying in Japan

    • Russian South to host 500 Japanese kids

  • Russia can't export Wyoming uranium - A Russian state-owned firm mining Wyoming uranium can’t export what it mines and would need to meet stringent requirements before it could do so, the top U.S. nuclear regulator told Sen. John Barrasso in a letter released Monday.

  • US Russian speakers to help Russia's modernization - That was the keynote of a roundtable discussion of the modernization of Russia, a discussion that took place in Washington on Monday.

  • Muscovites bring flowers to metro stations year after terrorist attacks

  • Metro bombing culprits named

    • All perpetrators, masterminds of Moscow metro blasts identified - “The mastermind of explosions at the Moscow Metro stations was Magomedali Vagabov - one of the leaders of subversive and terrorist underground force in the territory of the Republic of Dagestan. Vagabov, the same as the other accomplices in the crime – Aliyev, Schaschayev, Magomednabiyev, Rabadanov and Isagadzhiyev offered armed resistance during their detention and were destroyed,” Markin added.

    • Accomplice of Moscow Metro blasts put on intl wanted list - “The perpetrator of the terrorist acts is Gusen Magomedov, 22, a native of Dagestan. According to investigators, it was he who accompanied the female suicide bombers (Mariam) Sharipova and (Janet) Abdullayeva from Kizlyar to Moscow, and also managed their actions on the day of the attacks,” Markin said.

  • Ingush police find explosive belt in suspects' house

    • Umarov, Byutukayev among Domodedovo terror suspects - Investigative Committee

    • Chechen warlord accused of staging airport bombing - Investigative Committee's spokesman Vladimir Markin said Tuesday that the agency charged warlord Doku Umarov with organizing the Jan. 24 bombing of Moscow's Domodedovo airport that killed 37 and injured more than 180.

    • Doku Umarov's bodyguards killed in Ingushetia – source

    • Chechen militant leader Umarov 'may have been killed in attack'

    • Terrorist leader Doku Umarov most likely destroyed in air strike - Doku Umarov, the leader of North Caucasus gunmen has most likely been killed in a special operation conducted in the republic of Ingushetia. Umarov was reportedly the primary target in the operation.

  • Leader of Nalchik religious extremist group eliminated - "Asker Khazhirokov, born in 1987, was killed rendering resistance in an apartment. According to the Federal Security Service (FSB) department for Kabardino-Balkaria, he was the leader of a religious extremist group in Nalchik," NAC spokesman Nikolay Sintsov told Interfax.

  • Experts to present to PM results of work on updated Strategy-2020

  • Economic advisor calls for more Russian engineers

  • Vladimir Putin accused of abusing his powers to enrich his friends - The dossier by Russian opposition leaders alleges that people linked to Putin diverted £40billion in assets from a state-held enbergy giant. It also names Gennady Timchenko, a Russian oil trader whose fortune shot up from £1.2million in 2000 to £1.5billion in 2008.

  • Nashi Leader Sues Beaten Journalist for Slander

  • Prosecutor won't ban anti-Semitic text - Moscow's chief prosecutor has refused to ban the sale of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, one of the world's most infamous fake anti-Semitic texts, a top human rights group said Monday.

  • Billionaire Abramovich re-elected as speaker of the parliament of Russian Chukchi Region

  • Russian Press at a Glance, Tuesday, March 29, 2011

  • Jackson and Vanik won’t do us any good - Edward Verona on the outlook of the “economic reset” between Russia and the US Aleksandr Gasyuk (Washington)

  • Liberal on Paper - Can the Reincarnation of Moskovskie Novosti Live up to the Legacy Established by its Once Acclaimed Predecessor?

    • Famous Perestroika Mouthpiece Relaunches With RIA

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