PRESIDENT MEETS WITH SOUTHERN FEDERAL DISTRICT LEADERS
After a conference in Kislovodsk (Stavropol region, southern Russia), President Vladimir Putin on Friday held a series of bilateral meetings with the heads of the Russian Federation members making part of the southern federal district.
VLADIMIR PUTIN PLANS TO REGULARLY MEET WITH GOVERNORS OF SOUTH RUSSIAN REGION
Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to hold meetings with governors of the south Russian region "on a regular basis."
PRESIDENT PUTIN APPLAUDS GENERAL TROSHEV'S BOOK "MY WAR (A TRENCH GENERAL'S CHECHEN DIARY)"
President Vladimir Putin has praised the book "My War (A Trench General's Chechen Diary)" by Gennady Troshev, Commander of the North Caucasian Military District, the general himself said Friday at a press-conference.
PROTESTANTS ATTACK CATHOLIC CHILDREN IN NORTHERN IRELAND
In an act of savagery which reminds one of the scenes of human butchery in Central Africa, a Protestant Unionist group have launched a bomb attack on Catholic Primary School children walking to school through “their area” in Belfast.
FOREIGN MINISTER IGOR IVANOV PRESENTS HIS BOOK
Russia's Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov on Thursday presented his book, "New Russian Diplomacy: 10 Years of Foreign Policy Making". Speaking at the presentation ceremony at a book fair at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre, the minister indicated that the motive for writing it "was a desire to analyse the foreign policy of the past decade".
PUTIN AGAINST RESTRICTION OF CITIZENS' RIGHT TO CHOOSE RESIDENCE
Russia's President Vladimir Putin flatly rejects suggestions to impose any restrictions on the citizens' rights to choose their residence and to move.
PRESIDENT PUTIN URGES TO USE MODERN COMMUNICATIONS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS MORE WIDELY
Speaking at a videoconference between the Kabardino-Balkar State University and secondary school No. 2 of the village of Chegem 20 km away from Nalchik, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged to use modern communication means and telecommunications more widely to improve the level of education offered in schools located far from regional centers.
VLADIMIR PUTIN LAYS FLOWERS TO MONUMENT "WITH RUSSIA FOREVER"
Russian President Vladimir Putin has laid flowers to the monument "With Russia Forever" in the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria (republic in the North Caucasus). The monument was erected in the center of Nalchik to honour the 440th anniversary of Kabarda's free-will accession to Russia.
ROMAN FOMIN: DANISH JUSTICE FAILED TO REACH ISRAELI AMBASSADOR
The scandal around Israeli ambassador Carmi Gillon is not going to settle down soon in Denmark. The police of Copenhagen refused to arrest the former chief of the Israeli security service. This attempt to arrest the head of the foreign diplomatic mission is a unique incident in the history of the Danish kingdom
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT URGENTLY SENDS FOREIGN MINISTRY SPECIAL ENVOY ANDREI VDOVIN TO MIDDLE EAST
Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed Andrei Vdovin, a special envoy of the Russian foreign minister, urgently to go to the Middle East, Russia's Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said on Wednesday.
UNION OF RIGHT FORCES PUBLISHES BLACK BOOK OF COMMUNISM
Vice Speaker of the State Duma Boris Nemtsov has presented leader of the Duma Communist faction /CPRF/ Gennady Zyuganov with The Black Book of Communism, said press secretary of Boris Nemtsov Lilia Dubovaya.
SECRET AGENTS EXPOSE FOREIGN SPIES IN KRASNOYARSK
Agents of the Federal Security Service Regional Department of Krasnoyarsk (Eastern Siberia) cut short an attempt to conduct a secret operation by agents of an intelligence agency of an Asian-Pacific country. The name of the country has not been made public yet.
VLADIMIR PUTIN TASKS GOVERNMENT
Russian President Vladimir Putin has tasked the government to review small business taxation legislation before the end of the year, said Putin's press-secretary Alexei Gromov.
VLADIMIR PUTIN DISCUSSES PLANS FOR CONTINUED SOCIAL REFORMS
Russian President Vladimir Putin has had a working meeting with Economic Development and Trade Minister German Gref, Putin's press-secretary Alexei Gromov said. The two men discussed plans for continuing social reforms and submitting appropriate bills to the State Duma. The reforms concerned deal with pensions, and health and social insurance.
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT AND FOREIGN MINISTER FOUND COMMON LANGUAGE WITH ARIEL SHARON
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Premier Ariel Sharon discussed the questions connected with regulation of the situation in the Middle East. In Putin’s words, Russia was ready to participate in the regulation of the conflict to the extent Israel and Palestine were ready to do it
NORWEGIAN SHIP MARYATA CONDUCTS INTENSE ESPIONAGE
The Norwegian ship Maryata conducts intense espionage at the Kursk wreck site, said Tuesday Vice Admiral Mikhail Motsak, head of the Special Expedition. He spoke via a live video broadcast of communication between the Pyotr Velikiy cruiser with the press center of the international operation to lift the Kursk nuclear submarine.
ANDREI KRUSHINSKY: IS IT POSSIBLE TO BREAK THE KOREAN GORDIAN KNOT?
Jiang Zemin’s arrival in Pyongyang was a beginning of the new time in the complicated struggle of interests around the Korean reunion. Jiang Zemin landed in Pyongyang at midday today
PRESIDENT PUTIN CONGRATULATES PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA ALEXY II ON 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ORDINATION AS BISHOP
Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II on the 40th anniversary of his ordination as bishop, the presidential press service has reported.
VYACHESLAV VOLODIN RECOMMENDED AS LEADER OF FATHERLAND ALL RUSSIA
Yevgeny Primakov has recommended his deputy Vyachelav Volodin to the post of the leader of the Fatherland All Russia faction.
Speaking at an extraordinary session of the faction on Monday, Primakov said that the faction's council unanimously supported his proposal.
FINLAND LINKS HIGH HOPES ON VISIT OF RUSSIA'S PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN
On Sunday Russian President Vladimir Putin will arrive in Finland on a two-day official visit upon invitation from its president, Tarja Hallonen. As reported by her chancellery, during this visit bilateral Russian-Finnish relations, cooperation between the European Union and Russia, as well as topical European security matters will be in discussion.
CABINET APPROVES PROCEDURE FOR OVERSEAS MONITORING DEVICES IN RUSSIA
The federal cabinet approved the procedure for overseas monitoring devices to be installed and used in Russia, its continental shelf and exclusive economic zone with a decree and statute aimed to guarantee national security in compliance with a presidential decree which regulates related arrangements.
ARMOURERS' CITY EXHIBITS DECORATIVE WEAPONRY
Applied artist Dmitri Tsvetkov of Moscow is exhibiting no usual works in a Tula citadel tower--pistols, automatics, mortars and daggers made of textiles, crocheted or wickerwork, all lavishly embroidered with beads. The murderous nature of arms clashes with the harmless materials and homey techniques to breed the pacifist mood, he says.
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT REITERATES COMMITMENT TO MAINTAINING WORLD STABILITY
Russia won't do anything that might complicate the international situation," assures Russian President Vladimir Putin.
SUPPORT OF FREE PRESS REMAINS PRIORITY WITH RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT, ASSURES PRESIDENT PUTIN
Support of the free press is a priority with Russia's leadership, President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat in the leadup to his official visit to Finland.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE STATE COUNCIL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
RF State Council (SC) was established on 1 September 2000 by RF President Vladimir Putin's decree.
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT TO LEAVE FOR FINLAND SUNDAY
On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife will leave on a plane to Finland for a two-day official visit.
Sergei Prikhodko, Deputy Head of the Kremlin Administration, told RIA Novosti that the program of the Russian president's visit would start with a trip to the city of Turku. Mr. Putin will meet Finnish President Tarja Hallonen there. Late Sunday, the Finnish president will host Mr. Putin for dinner.
RUSSIAN MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR TO COMBAT POLICE PRACTICE OF DECLINING TO REGISTER CRIMES
Russia's Ministry of the Interior will take most rigid measures to combat the police practice of leaving crimes unregistered. The ministry's press service said on Friday that Minister Boris Gryzlov has issued a directive named Measures to Ensure Complete Registration of Crimes.
VLADIMIR PUTIN HOLDS MEETING WITH CABINET MEMBERS AND STAFF
Russian President Vladimir Putin held a working meeting with members of the Cabinet and the presidential staff on Friday.
PRESIDENT PUTIN MEETS DUMA SPEAKER SELEZNYOV AND DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER KLEBANOV
Vladimir Putin held working meetings with State Duma Speaker Gennady Seleznyov and Deputy Prime Minister Ilya Klebanov Thursday, Russian President's press secretary Aleksei Gromov reported.
RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTER DISMISSES REPORTS ON FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE ABSORBING MILITARY INTELLIGENCE
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov has bluntly dismissed Russian press reports that the foreign intelligence service will allegedly absorb the military intelligence service, or the main intelligence department of the General Staff.