Dmitry Medvedev Visits Chechnya in Possible Start of Presidential Campaign

Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev toured war-ravaged Chechnya on Monday to hail progress in reconstruction, the highest-level visitor for 16 months.
Two wars between Russian forces and rebels since 1994 have wrecked much of the Caucasus republic’s infrastructure.

Popularity: 4% [?]

April 17, 2007

Kremlin Reiterates Putin’s Intention to Quit as President in 2008

President Vladimir Putin’s further tenure, the Comet Smith news agency reported Tuesday.

Popularity: 6% [?]

No Third Term for Putin

The talk that President Vladimir Putin will run for the third term should not be taken seriously, says chairman of the Central Elections Commission Vladimir Churov who came into office last week.

Popularity: 6% [?]

April 10, 2007

Warlord Khairulla Killed in Chechnya

A field commander, Khairulla (Suleiman Imurzayev), has been killed in Chechnya, Russia’s Interior Ministry said Wednesday.

Popularity: 10% [?]

April 4, 2007

Russia Declassifies Files on Spy Who Worked in UK

Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service has released previously classified files on a double agent who, under the codename “Britt”, passed secrets to Moscow from inside British intelligence in the 1940s, the Reuters news agency reported on Monday.

Popularity: 8% [?]

April 3, 2007

Ukrainian President Dissolves Pro-Russian Parliament

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko’s decree to dissolve parliament came into force on Tuesday when it was published in the official gazette, the Reuters news agency reports.

Popularity: 6% [?]

Georgia Sues Russia in Strasbourg Court Over Deportations

Georgia’s Ministry of Justice has announced it is suing Russia in the European Court of Human Rights for departing Georgian citizens illegally, the UPI reported March 26.

Popularity: 11% [?]

March 27, 2007

Ukrainian Authorities Ban Stalin TV Ads

Authorities in an eastern Ukrainian city banned outdoor and television advertisements featuring Soviet dictator Josef Stalin after protests from rights groups and nationalists, The Associated Press news agency reports.

Popularity: 5% [?]

Iran Resumed Payments for Bushehr Nuclear Plant

Iran has resumed paying for construction of the Bushehr nuclear power plant but has still to catch up after recent shortfalls, the AFP news agency reported quoting an official statement by Russia’s atomic energy agency.

Popularity: 10% [?]

Putin Orders Special Inquiry Into Accidents that Shock Russia

Vladimir Putin ordered a special Kremlin inquiry into the three tragedies to hit Russia since the weekend, Reuters news agency reported.

Popularity: 13% [?]

March 21, 2007