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“Maintaining positive line in relations with US is Russia’s key goal” – Lavrov
Russia and the US have more in common than they have differences, and keeping up the positive trend in bilateral relations is a crucial goal for Moscow, Russia’s top diplomat said, summarizing the results of the past year in diplomacy.

13.01.2011 07:35

Major events of 2010 through the lens of Russian diplomacy
What mark did 2010 leave on the history of Russian diplomacy and what results were accomplished? Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov highlights key events of the past year at a press conference in Moscow.

13.01.2011 06:08

Iran says Israel orchestrated murder of nuclear physicist
The Islamic Republic says it has uncovered a link between Israel's Mossad spy agency and the murder of an Iranian nuclear physicist.

11.01.2011 13:24

State Duma could ratify New START in final reading by end of January
The lower house of the Russian parliament could debate the new strategic arms reduction treaty in the third reading on January 25, State Duma speaker Boris Gryzlov said.

11.01.2011 13:22

US to supply Georgia with anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons - Russian intelligence
The United States has expressed its readiness to supply Georgia with more anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons worth tens of millions of dollars, a source in the Russian special services has said.

11.01.2011 12:41

“We want to marry Russian, NATO interests” – envoy
Moscow is set to create an “inevitable” situation where a conflict between East and West would be impossible, Russian permanent representative to NATO Dmitry Rogozin has said in an interview with “Izvestia” daily.

11.01.2011 09:43

­Ukrainian police detain armed nationalists
Ukrainian police have detained nine members of the Trizub nationalist group and seized firearms and other weapons from them.

11.01.2011 09:40

US and China Defense Chiefs meet in atmosphere of suspicion
With China beginning to challenge America’s superpower status, US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is in Beijing for three days of talks with Chinese top brass and President Hu Jintao.

10.01.2011 13:58

Warfare state: Defense firms want to see US combat missions continue
The Pentagon says it is cutting its cloth over the next five years, but that is going to be hard when there is an entire industry relying on wars.

10.01.2011 06:31

Revered and feared: Russia’s Special Forces
Russia’s Special Forces – Spetsnaz – are the first and often the last line of defense against many of the threats to national security. And it takes blood, sweat and years of experience to earn a Spetsnaz red beret.

08.01.2011 01:18

EU to Iran: “Touring nuclear sites is not our job”
Catherine Ashton, EU foreign affairs chief, said she would decline Tehran’s invitation to inspect its nuclear facilities, saying that task is designed especially for IAEA inspectors.

07.01.2011 15:31

France offers New Year discounts on Mistral helicopter carriers
On the holiday’s eve, Russia has received an unexpected holiday present from France, which offered the country its helicopter carriers for as little as €1.4 billion.

30.12.2010 16:10