Essential Reading to Understand The Headlines

Friday, January 14, 2011

Russians Want Putin Back and An Option to Withdraw from START Plus Other News from Kremlin

Third of Russians want Vladimir Putin to return as president - Telegraph

Russia nears arms pact approval, warns on pullout

BP's Dudley Meeting Russia's PM Putin In Moscow Friday -

Putin Backs BP Partnership With Rosneft After Meeting Dudley - BusinessWeek
Call to speed up Indo-Russian fighter project

Norway's $186 Billion Gas Loss Cements Russian Grip on Supply - Bloomberg

Russia cracks down on illegal immigrants - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

Russia slams Britain over alleged Kremlin spy - Telegraph

Putin orders 5% cut in Russian government staff in 2011

Polish PM: Russian plane crash report incomplete,7340,L-4013411,00.html

Report Says Decline In Freedom Continues Across Former Soviet Union - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty