Tagged: USA

Russians drill into Antarctic Lake Vostok

After 20 years of hard work, Russian scientists this week announced that they had drilled through 2.2 miles of Antarctic ice and finally reached the subglacial Lake Vostok. A breathlessly excited Alexander Yelagin, head...

Russia WTO entry – all but guaranteed

Russia’s World Trade Organisation entry has been all but guaranteed after the WTO’s Working Party on Russian membership agreed the precise rules and obligations that Russia will have to meet as a member of...

“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...

European Nations Cup Rugby: Russia and Georgia march on

European Nations Cup Rugby: Russia and Georgia march on

Wins for Russia and Georgia in this weekend’s round of European Nations Cup matches means that these two teams have all but secured their qualification to the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Is the US replacing Russia as Asia’s arms supplier?

Is the US replacing Russia as Asia’s arms supplier?

As the US and India announce they will co-operate on a missle defence system, we examine whether Russia has what it takes to remain Southern Asia’s foremost arms supplier.