Thursday May 16
Young, Loud, and Turkmen
Ashgabat may be the capital of one of the most closed societies in the world and home to Central Asia's most repressive regime, but even here the walls occasionally shake with the sound of rock 'n' roll.
US Joins Israel in Blockading Education to Students in Gaza
Rather than leveraging the large military and economic aid the United States gives the Israeli government each year for the right of Palestinians to accept scholarships and to travel to universities in the West Bank and to universities in other countries, the United States has, with minimal publicity, cancelled 30 scholarships to high school ... (more)
VTB to grant funds up to 38 billion Rub. to GAZ Group
During the visit of Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev and the Chairman of the Government Vladimir Putin to enterprises of to GAZ Group on November 4, Andrei Kostin, President and Chairman of the Board of VTB, and Bo Andersson, President of GAZ Group, concluded an agreement providing for funds in the amount of up to 38 billion Rub.
The St. Petersburg Times
Record 20K Troops for Victory Day
President Dmitry Medvedev promised upgrades and dignity for the armed forces as a record 20,000 soldiers and officers marched across Red Square for Victory Day on Monday.
Author portrays Putin, Medvedev as like-minded people
April 14 - Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin, being like-minded people, will have come to terms on the nomination for the 2012 presidential election, prominent journalist Vladimir Solovyov said.