Russia risks being a Third World-style raw material exporter mired in economic crisis unless it boosts democracy and the rule of law, European Union Ambassador to Russia Marc Franco said in an interview.
Patriarch Kirill, the new leader of the worldТs 160 million Russian Orthodox, pledged at his enthronement on Sunday to keep his church united, recruit the young and open up dialogue with Уsister churches.Ф
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said in an interview Friday that he had no intention of following an example set by some Latin American states and nationalizing his country's booming energy sector.
TBILISI, Georgia -- Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said Wednesday that Russia was willing to start lifting some of the economic sanctions it imposed on Georgia last year, recognizing they were counter-productive.
Azerbaijan's most prominent opposition leader has threatened to boycott next year's presidential election unless the government permits television coverage of anti-government forces and lets them hold rallies.