Category: Foreign Relations

Russia sends aircraft carrier to Syria

The Russian Navy has confirmed that its aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, will visit the Syrian port of Tartus, where Russia has its only Mediterranean naval base. The Kuznetsov and its small supporting battle...

Post-Soviet Elections Roundup

While everyone’s focus is on the Russian Duma elections (due in December 2011) and the Russian Presidential election (due in March 2012), I thought it might be interesting to take a look at some...

Putin: Confucius Peace Prize Winner 2011!

Vladimir Putin, Russia’s premier pacifist, has racked up yet another global accolade – the world renowned Confucius Peace Prize. The organisers awarded the prize to Putin for his outstanding contribution to world peace –...

Russia’s Mission to Mars Stalls

Russia’s unmanned Phobos-Grunt mission to Mars has hit trouble, just minutes after launch.

“It looks like the engine system has not worked,” Vladimir Popovkin, the head of Roscosmos (the Russian Space Agency), told reporters.

Zatuliveter ‘spy’ had multiple honeytrap style affairs

It has emerged that Katia Zatuliveter, who has been accused of spying for Russia and is currently fighting deportation from Britain, not only had an affair with British MP Mike Hancock, but also had...

“Bring Bout Back!” says Russia

Russia has criticized a US court’s decision to convict Russian arms dealer Victor Bout, and resolved that it will do all it can to persuade US authorities to hand him over to Russia. “Our...