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Luzhkov Caught in Unguarded Vienna Moment

Sitting on a bench close to St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, former Mayor Yury Luzhkov and his billionaire wife, Yelena Baturina, were listening to street musicians performing "Podmoskovnye Vechera" and "Hava Nagila" when they were spotted by two Russian reporters.

13 October 2010 , 14:59The Moscow Times26360

Cuba's Offshore Development May Influence Relations With US

Cuba’s anticipated development of its offshore oil resources would profoundly affect its national economy, but have more political impacts on relations with the US

13 October 2010 , 00:11Oil&Gas Journal23540

US May Get Tough With China

President Barack Obama's administration faces a deadline on Friday on whether to formally declare for the first time that China manipulates its currency, following an election-year vote in Congress to get tough with Beijing

12 October 2010 , 11:59Reuters13290

Kyrgyzstan Holds Elections after Turbulent Year

Polls closed Sunday in the poor but strategically important Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan as citizens turned out to elect a new parliament, after a year that has seen the president flee the country and ethnic riots that left hundreds dead

11 October 2010 , 02:18CNN12710

Luzhkov links dismissal to 2012 presidential election

Ex-Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov, sacked in late September, has linked his dismissal to the 2012 presidential election.

07 October 2010 , 15:14RIA Novosti11010

Schwarzenegger brings Californian investors to Russia

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will lead a delegation of U.S. venture capitalists from Silicon Valley to Russia on October 10, Russia's hi-tech government corporation Rosnano said.

07 October 2010 , 15:12RIA Novosti13860

Acting Moscow mayor seeks ruling party membership

Acting Moscow Mayor Vladimir Resin is seeking membership of the ruling United Russia party, the party's press service said.

06 October 2010 , 13:53RIA Novosti11800

Russia, Ukraine pres to discuss energy, high-tech cooperation

Presidents of Russia and Ukraine Dmitry Medvedev and Viktor Yanukovich will meet in Gelendzhik on Monday to discuss energy and high-tech cooperation, Medvedev’s aide Sergei Prikhodko said on Friday. The Russian leader will go to Gelendzhik for one day.

04 October 2010 , 13:21ITAR-TASS16430

Luzhkov to form own political movement

Former Moscow mayor Yury Luzhkov, sacked by President Dmitry Medvedev last week, is to form his own political movement, he said in an interview.

04 October 2010 , 12:27RIA Novosti11100

Putin to discuss candidates for Moscow mayor

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will meet with senior United Russia officials on Friday to discuss possible candidates for the vacant post of mayor of Moscow, the premier's spokesman said.

01 October 2010 , 14:08RIA Novosti13120

Putin Opens Oil and Gas Institute in Krasnoyarsk

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin opened a new oil and gas institute at the Siberia Federal University while travelling through Siberia and the Far East. Speaking to faculty and students, Putin said the new institute would prepare specialists to work in the nation's rapidly-developing oil and gas sector.

01 September 2010 , 12:31Oil and Gas Eurasia14690

White House: Nobody Owes Apology to BP's Hayward

The White House said Wednesday it owed no apology to former BP chief executive Tony Hayward, after welcoming a report that showed pollution from the Gulf oil spill was less than many initially had feared.

05 August 2010 , 10:26CNBC News10640

Hugo Chavez will actively promote the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in South America

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez promised to call on his Latin American allies to recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, two separatist Georgian regions considered autonomous states by just four countries around the world.

26 July 2010 , 09:00Associated Press128680

Belarus President Lukashenko has officially signed laws of the Customs Unions code ratification

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has signed laws on the ratification of a number of documents on the Russian, Belarusian and Kazakh Customs Union code, the Belarusian national Internet website dealing with legal issues said.

08 July 2010 , 09:34RIA Novosti12000

Kyrgyz voters have accepted new constitution

Kyrgyz voters agreed Sunday to create Central Asia's first parliamentary democracy, Kyrgyzstan's interim leader said, in a landmark referendum two weeks after an explosion of ethnic bloodshed.

28 June 2010 , 09:04Reuters12170

Collective Security Treaty Organization representatives will visit Kyrgyzstan to assess the situation

The head of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and its working group will head to Kyrgyzstan on Friday to assess the situation there, the post-Soviet security bloc said.

25 June 2010 , 08:37RIA Novosti33790

Californian governor Schwarzenegger supports Russian Silicon Valley project

President Dmitry Medvedev won Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s backing for his bid to build Russia’s own Silicon Valley late Tuesday, saying he aims to create “powerful” ties with California companies.

24 June 2010 , 08:36Bloomberg15380

Russian President Medvedev started his visit in North America

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived on Wednesday to San Francisco to start a five-day working tour to pay a visit to the United States and take part in G8 and G20 summits in Canada.

23 June 2010 , 08:55RIA Novosti17440

US sanctions in Iran must not affect Russian companies the Kremlin said

Russia wants the United States to guarantee that Washington's unilateral sanctions against Iran will not affect Russian companies, a Kremlin aid has said.

22 June 2010 , 08:21RIA Novosti13880

Pakistan has been warned by the USA after it has concluded a gas deal with Iran

The US warned Pakistan that a recently signed gas pipeline deal with Iran could run afoul of new sanctions being finalized in Congress, the US special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan said on Sunday.

21 June 2010 , 08:48The Times of India19320

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