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Moscow says Kim Jong-un to visit Russia in late April: report

Moscow says Kim Jong-un to visit Russia in late April: report

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will visit Russia later this month for talks with President Vladimir Putin, Russian news service RIA Novosti reported Thursday, citing the Kremlin. Kim will make the visit at Putin’s invitation, the news service and other Russian news outlets quoted the Kremlin as announcing in a press release. The report did […]

Solution of the Karabakh Problem Depends on Russian Will

Solution of the Karabakh Problem Depends on Russian Will

Nagorno-Karabakh is one of the most important regional conflicts in the world. The last clashes on the contact line increased the tension in Caucasus. There are countless peace meetings since the 1990s but there is no any solution. According to analysts, Azerbaijan and Armenia need the mediation initiatives of different actors. Mr. Orhan Gafarli who […]

Armenia Deplores Russian Arms Selling to Azerbaijan

Armenia Deplores Russian Arms Selling to Azerbaijan

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has criticized the arms selling of Russia to Azerbaijan and he said this creates conflict in the region. He said, “Russia is our strategic ally and we have a strategic agreement with Russia. With all that bearing in mind, we openly say we are against Russia’s arms sales to Azerbaijan. I […]

Turkish-Russian Crisis Negatively Affects the People

The diplomatic crisis between Russia and Turkey over the downing of Russian warplane on November 24 caused the wide range of problems. After several harsh speeches, Russian officials decided to implement sanctions on some specific areas. First of all, the government declared to suspend military relations with Turkey. Russian president Vladimir Putin accused Turkish president […]

Russia-Japan territorial row flares up following Medvedev’s second visit to disputed islands

Russia-Japan territorial row flares up following Medvedev’s second visit to disputed islands

MOSCOW, July 3 (Xinhua) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has braved both unpredictable weather and quite predictable reactions from Tokyo by visiting for the second time the disputed Southern Kuril archipelago in the Far East. Analysts here say his trip on Tuesday to Kunashir (called Kunashiri in Japan) islet whipped up a new round […]

Pouring Cold Water On Putin’s Inauguration

Pouring Cold Water On Putin’s Inauguration

A wounded opposition protester winces in pain during a rally in Moscow on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Riot police in Moscow have begun arresting protesters who were trying to reach the Kremlin in a demonstration on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration as president. <AP/NEWSis> news@theasian.asia

Russia suffers frequent plane crashes

Russia suffers frequent plane crashes

Russian emergency workers search the crash site of the ATR-72 plane crash outside Tyumen, a major regional center in Siberia, Russia, Monday, April 2, 2012. <Photo: AP/Newsis> MOSCOW (Xinhua) — Russia, once an aviation powerhouse, has been plagued by deadly plane crashes in recent years, with the latest claiming 31 lives on Monday when a French-Italian-made […]

‘Towering Inferno’

‘Towering Inferno’

MOSCOW — Fire is seen atop an under-construction skyscraper, planned to be Europe’s tallest building, in Moscow, Russia, Monday, April 2, 2012. Orange flames were leaping about 250 meters (880 feet) Monday, visible in the night sky to much of the city. No injuries have been reported at the fire in the eastern tower of […]

Russia Opposes Iran Sanction

Russia Opposes Iran Sanction

  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a press conference in Moscow, capital of Russia, Jan. 18, 2012. Russia opposes any military strikes or unilateral sanctions against Iran, Lavrov said Wednesday. <Photo: Xinhua/Li Yong> news@theasian.asia    

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