Tag: Russia

At least 12 killed in suicide blasts in Russia

MOSCOW (WaPo)– Two suicide bombers, including one wearing a police uniform, killed at least a dozen people Wednesday in a coordinated attack in Russia’svolatile North Caucasus region, authorities said, just two days after a pair of female bombers struck the Moscow…

Russian Analysts Question the Viability of the “Reset”

Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 7 Issue: 61 By: Roger McDermott The announced follow-on Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), to be signed by the US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in Prague on April 8 has…

Gas Lobby Takes Control of Ukraine’s Security Service

Jamestown Foundation On March 11, the Ukrainian parliament appointed Prime Minister, Nikolai Azarov, and a new Security Service (SBU) Chairman, Valery Khoroshkovsky. As Ukrayinska Pravda (February 24) warned: “An additional bonus for the Liovochkin-Firtash group could be the appointment of…

INTEL BRIEFS

SOMALIA’S HIZB AL-ISLAM PLEDGES TO RETAKE TERRITORY LOST TO AL-SHABAAB RIVALS Senior Hizb al-Islam commander Shaykh Ahmad Madobe has declared that Hizb al-Islam is preparing plans to expel rival Islamist militia al-Shabaab from territories in the Juba region of south…

Russia ‘to build up to 16 nuclear reactors in India’

NEW DELHI, India (AFP)— Russia and India signed an agreement Friday for the construction of as many as 16 Russian nuclear reactors at three different sites in India, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said.

Russia finance: How to keep the rouble in check?

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT Russia’s central bank has intervened heavily in current markets and widened the rouble’s trading band recently, in response to strong appreciating pressure on the currency. With oil prices now above US$80/barrel and interest rates high,…

Terrorist leader reportedly killed in Ingushetia

Russian news agencies reported on Thursday that Alexander Tikhomirov, a senior terrorist ideologist in Northern Caucasus has been gunned down by Russian security forces in a special operation on Tuesday in Ingushetia republic.

Ukraine’s Tymoshenko Presses Yanukovich In Parliament

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko sought on Monday to force a quick parliamentary vote she hopes will back her government before President-elect Viktor Yanukovich has time to muster support to bring it down.

Ukraine’s Tymoshenko drops legal challenge on election

KIEV, Feb 20 (Reuters) – Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Saturday dropped her legal case challenging the election of rival Viktor Yanukovich as president, saying the court could not be trusted to reach a fair verdict.