Tag: Russia

Russia ‘regrets Iran’s rejection of nuclear deal’

MOSCOW(AFP) — Russia regrets that Iran has apparently rejected a UN-brokered nuclear fuel exchange deal to ease the standoff over its atomic programme, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

The Latest Reshuffle in the Russian Military

Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 7 Issue: 11 On January 13 the Russian defense ministry confirmed important changes within the military leadership (Interfax, January 12; www.mil.ru, January 13). According to an official account, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces…

Russian police kill 4 suspected terrorists in Dagestan

In a special operation security forces gunned down four suspected terrorists on the Kavkaz federal highway in the Karabudakhkentsky district in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Dagestan on Wednesday, Russian media reported.

Business Intelligence Briefs

Société Générale Société Générale spooked investors by issuing a profit warning for the fourth quarter because it had to write down a further €1.4 billion ($2 billion) in assets related to American property debt. The French bank still expects to…

Putin calls for overhaul of existing army systems

(Itar-Tass) — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called for an overhaul of existing army control, communication and reconnaissance systems. The experience of the latest local conflicts showed that up-to-date army control, communication and reconnaissance systems were “one of the critical factors…

EU wary of instability as Ukraine election goes to second round

EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS – EU institutions are wary of post-election instability in Ukraine, as exit polls show that Viktor Yanukovych, the villain of the Orange Revolution, won the first round of the presidential vote on Sunday (17 January). Mr Yanukovych…

Ukraine headed back into Russia’s influence

IQ: Exit polls show that Viktor Yanukovich qualifies for run-off after being ousted during the Orange Revolution. Ukraine will regress back into the influence of Russia on important military and economic matters. Updated Jan. 17, 2010 1:53pm EST

Russia Could Finish Testing New ICBM in 2010

NTI Russia might finish testing its experimental RS-24 ICBM this year, a defense industry source told Interfax yesterday (see GSN, Oct. 27, 2009).

Medvedev Offers No New Solutions to Dagestan’s Ongoing Destabilization

On January 12, a major gas pipeline was blown up with an explosive device in southern Dagestan. The pipeline stretching from Mozdok in North Ossetia to Kazimagomed in Dagestan connects Russian gas pipelines to the Azeri gas pipeline network. Eleven settlements, including the city of Derbent in the southern part of the republic with the overall population of 170,000 people, were left without gas supplies (ITAR-TASS, January 12).