Russia News Source: May 5th, 2009!
Armenia may pull out of NATO-led drills in Georgia:
Armenia will not take part in the upcoming NATO-led Cooperative Longbow /Cooperative Lancer 2009 military exercises in Georgia, an Armenian newspaper said on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources.
Communists seek damages over color version of Soviet spy series:
A communist group in St. Petersburg is to seek some $30 million in compensation for moral damages caused by the color reissue of a legendary Soviet spy series.
Russia to start building world’s first offshore nuclear plant:
A St. Petersburg-based shipyard will start building the world’s first offshore nuclear power plant on May 18, the city’s governor said on Tuesday.
Moscow pulls out of Russia-NATO Council meeting over expulsions:
Moscow said on Tuesday it would not send delegates to a planned Russia-NATO Council meeting over the expulsion by the military alliance of two diplomats based at its NATO mission in Brussels.
Russia’s Medvedev welcomes new U.S. stance on missile defense:
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev welcomed on Tuesday the readiness of the new U.S. administration to take on board Moscow’s objections to the deployment of a U.S. missile shield in Central Europe.
Eurovision public events center opens in Moscow:
A public events center for the upcoming Eurovision-2009 Song Contest was opened in central Moscow on Tuesday.
Georgian army unit refusing to obey orders after coup reports:
An armored infantry battalion refused to obey orders at the Mukhrovani military base outside the Georgian capital Tbilisi on Tuesday amid reports of an alleged military coup plot, Georgia’s defense minister said.
Belarus, Moldova leaders to skip EU eastern summit in Prague:
The presidents of Belarus and Moldova will not attend a EU summit designed to boost ties with ex-Soviet republics due in Prague on Thursday, Czech media reported on Tuesday.
Russian, Polish foreign ministers to talk missile defense, energy:
Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski arrives in Moscow on Tuesday for a two-day working visit to discuss European security, energy supplies and missile defense issues with his Russian counterpart.