All posts tagged Russia

  • Cyprus scrambles for funds after bailout ‘no’ vote
    March 21, 2013, by Selah Hennessy VOANews

    Lawmakers in Cyprus are scrambling to find billions of dollars to prop up the country’s battered banking system, after rejecting a proposed international bailout deal. Meanwhile, Cyprus’s Central Bank has […]

  • Europe pressures Cyprus to resolve debt crisis
    March 20, 2013, by VOANews

    Europe is pressuring Cyprus to offer new solutions to the island nation’s debt crisis after its parliament overwhelmingly rejected a bailout plan sanctioned by the country’s international lenders.The European Commission, [&helli ...

  • Russia Watch: Azeri wolves in Iranian sheep’s clothing?
    March 15, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Iran faces political population bomb: a young, growing and urbanized population that wants food – cheap and traditional. Iran’s population has doubled in the last 40 years, hitting 75 million […]

  • Russia condemns talk of arming Syria rebels
    March 14, 2013, by VOANews

    Russia’s foreign minister has condemned talk of arming the Syrian opposition, saying it is illegal under international law.Russia’s Sergei Lavrov spoke Wednesday in London following a meeting with British Foreign […]

  • Kremlin’s policies shackled by oil and gas giant Gazprom
    March 1, 2013, by Nick Ottens for The Prague Post

    As Russia’s largest oil and gas company is once again embroiled in an energy dispute with Ukraine, the country’s dependence on hydrocarbon exports tests its government’s commitment to further liberalization. […]

  • Russian adoption: American mom Vs. Russian politicians
    February 26, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Russian politicians have made political hay this week out of the recent unexplained death in Texas of Max Shatto, a three-year-old boy adopted in Russia. First, Pavel Astakhov, Russia’s commissioner […]

  • South Stream’s status high on Russia-EU summit agenda
    December 20, 2012, by Alex Bivol

    In the big picture of Russia’s relationship with the European Union, Bulgaria has never played a big role – certain remarks from Russian diplomats in Brussels describing Sofia as Moscow’s […]

  • Russia launches construction of South Stream gas pipeline
    December 7, 2012, by Alex Bivol

    Russian president Vladimir Putin gave the start to construction of South Stream gas pipeline on December 7, Moscow’s ambitious geopolitical undertaking meant to keep Europe firmly in Gazprom’s embrace while […]

  • Russia, Turkey resolve to find solution on Syria crisis
    December 4, 2012, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country is working with Turkey to resolve the ongoing crisis in Syria – an issue on which the two countries sharply disagree. He made […]

  • Putin’s Turkey visit could smooth Syria relations
    December 3, 2012, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Russian President Vladmir Putin is scheduled to visit Turkey on December 3.  The visit comes as the two countries remain at odds over Syria, with Moscow supporting President Bashar al-Assad […]