As the US presidential campaign heads into the final muddy lap, GOP challenger Mitt Romney is busy painting Barack Obama as a weak and gutless leader who is letting Moscow push Washington around on the global stage.
A Smolensk court has sentenced political activist Taisiya Osipova – a member of the unregistered Other Russia Party – to eight years in prison for drug dealing. The party and defense lawyers insist the case was trumped-up.
Dmitry Medvedev has told the government to pay more attention to foreign migrants to prevent ethnic enclaves from appearing on Russian soil, as well as excessive expansion of foreigners to the country’s Far East.
The Obama administration wants to develop co-operation with the Russian authorities and people and does not want to hamper it by linking unrelated issues, US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul has said in an exclusive interview with RT.