Diplomacy: "Tact and skill in dealing with people", "The art or practice of conducting international relations, alliances, treaties and agreements ... relations between nations." As Ministers utter inane, ill-considered, uninformed statements, they also appear to compete as to who can construct the most idiotic policy.
Are you planning on joining the ranks of expats living in Russia? Then you are surely interested in the average cost of living you will face during your expat life in the Russian Federation. For your convenience, we have summed up the most important budget items and costs you will need to factor into your planning
A new year of training has begun in the Russian armed forces. According to the plans of the defense ministry, over 3.5 thousand military exercises of various levels, including 29 international ones, will be conducted. The largest of these will be "East 2014." The troops already begin to use advanced training equipment with radio-controlled targets
As soon as the new treaty between Russia and the EU failed, the latter decided that it was about time to bite off a big chunk from the pie of the Eurasian Union that President Vladimir Putin wanted to bake. If Ukraine steps on the path of integration into the EU, one should not make a drama out of it, as there is a positive side of that for Russia
In Kiev, the majority of those protesting against the policy of the Ukrainian authorities that had previously postponed the conclusion of the European integration agreement headed to the building of the Ukrainian government on Monday morning, December 2. About 5-6 thousand people took part in the march
A wise decision by the Ukraine not to fall into the European Union's web, not to fall for the siren's song, not to believe the false promises of prosperity, not to follow the starry-eyed misguidedness of some of Ukraine's young population who see the EU as some sort of Nirvana. Viktor Yanukovich just saved Ukraine, and them, from a terrible fate.
Small business in Russia still hopes for the support from the state. It has been reported recently that the government may allocate 100 billion rubles for business loans. One only needs to decide where to take the money from first. The risk of default is pretty high, officials say. Why do they see only risks where they can get good profit?
The EU believes that they do so looking up to the EU and at the initiative of the EU. This is a weighty substitution of concepts. If we talk about the results of the summit, then surely it is a complete failure, no matter how much they would try to make happy faces. The whole idea of the Eastern Partnership was launched from across the ocean
The story of Malala Yousafzai, the 16 years old Pakistani activist for girls' education, is tragic, not because she endured the assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012, but because her historical narrative has been "misused" for the Western culture war around the world especially as a propaganda tool of the West for the "war on terror"
Another night of good results for the Russian teams in the Europa League. Rubin Kazan drew one apiece with Maribor and guarantees passage to the next phase of the competition. Kuban dispatched St. Gallen four-nil and is equal on points with Swansea City. In Group K Anzhi also guaranteed a place in the next round (1-1 draw with Sheriff Tiraspol).
The United Nations Organization is checking information coming from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, that children and youths were snatched from a hospital and murdered, under Operation Likofi, launched by the authorities last week to tackle delinquency in the capital city.
A criminal case has been filed against former Defense Minister of Russia, Anatoly Serdyukov. "Finally," many people sighed with relief. Yet, the case was filed on a relatively "soft" Part 1 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code - "Negligence". However, it was later reported that the case could be reclassified to fit a more serious article
Young currency Bitcoin has been gaining popularity rapidly. It is believed that it may even make the US dollar move over as time goes by. However, there is one embarrassing detail: the currency circulates on condition of anonymity, which means that it can be used for criminal purposes. Bitcoin is used in transaction of drug traffickers and killers