Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Guardian: It is ludicrous to compare modern Russia with the old Soviet Union

Guardian: It is ludicrous to compare modern Russia with the old Soviet Union

'We are a fully integrated part of the global economy, and we respect our neighbours' borders'

by Dmitry Peskov

A spokesman for prime minister Vladimir Putin responds to charges by a Guardian article.

On relations beyond our borders, we are accused on the one hand of expansionist ambitions and having designed a "blueprint to bring back the Soviet Union's geography", and on the other of "becoming increasingly isolationist". It seems we can't win. And it is wrong to state that "Russia's territory now includes Abkhazia and South Ossetia" - they have both made clear that they are determined to retain their hard-won independence, something we are committed to respect.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Traditional Cossack Song

Monday, 8 December 2008

Russia Today: Orthodox leaders arrive for funeral of Aleksy II

Russia Today: Orthodox leaders arrive for funeral of Aleksy II

'The heads of Orthodox Churches from around the world have arrived in Moscow to pay their final respects to Aleksy II, the Russian Patriarch who died on Friday. Thousands of people are continuing to queue to see the body of the Russian Orthodox Church leader lying in state.'

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

BBC News: Nato to discuss ties with Russia

BBC News: Nato to discuss ties with Russia

'Foreign ministers from Nato countries are set to meet in Brussels to discuss resuming co-operation with Russia.'