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Kyrgyzstan/Civil unrest: Death toll in clashes reach 2,000

Russian media citing Interim President of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbayeva reported on Friday that the death toll from the ethnic clashes which began last Thursday in the Osh and Jalal-abad provinces goes up to 2,000.

Russian Experts ‘Unconvinced by Cheonan Evidence’

Russian Navy experts who assessed the South Korean investigation of the sinking of the Navy corvette Cheonan, concluded North Korea cannot with absolute certainty be held responsible for the shipwreck, according to the Yomiuri Shimbun.

Iran: Russia shelves missile systems deal

Moscow, 10 June (AKI) – Russia has shelved a contract to sell S-300 missile systems to Iran after the United Nations Security Council imposed a fourth round of sanctions on Tehran over its contentious nuclear programme, Interfax news agency reported…


Terrorism Monitor: News that the Russian Navy will begin using port facilities in Djibouti is further proof that the small, resource poor nation intends to take full advantage of its strategic location in the Horn of Africa (Shabelle Media Network,…

Venezuela plant to make 50 million Kalashnikov rounds annually

An ammunition plant being built by Russia in Venezuela will have the capacity to produce over 50 million rounds for Kalashnikov assault rifles per year, a Russian defense industry official said on Tuesday.

Russia Signs $20 Billion Deal on Turkey Nuclear Plant

May 12 (Bloomberg) — Russia signed an agreement on building a power plant with four nuclear reactors on Turkey’s southern coast at a cost of about $20 billion after more than a year of negotiations.

Russian Military Personnel Crisis: Medvedev and the General Staff Join the Fray

Eurasian Daily Monitor: It has been officially acknowledged that the Russian military faces a serious personnel crisis: the federal program to hire more contract soldiers has failed and their number will be reduced from 150,000 to 90,000, while massive draft-dodging…