The number of Russian policemen brought to justice over the past four years is increasing. With people scared of seeing men in uniform, human rights activists and lawmakers in Russia are calling for urgent police reform.
Russia and China are the only ones “who can take the challenge of the U.S. in the military field”; others are unable to do it technically, says Ruslan Pukhov from Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies.
Russia is ready to consider launching satellites for North Korea. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has proposed the move in an effort to get North Korea to return to the negotiating table to discuss its nuclear programme.
It is the most difficult diplomatic job in the world to engage with North Korea, says Fred Weir from the Christian Science Monitor newspaper. Therefore, the present talks are expected to go on for a long time.