Five bilateral documents have been signed in the framework of Kazakhstan President's state visit to Shanghai (China).
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Estonia's new Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas who is on his first visit to Lithuania after taking office on 26 March.
President Vladimir V. Putin said Monday that he was withdrawing Russian troops from the border with Ukraine, the second time he has said that in less than two weeks. He also praised the government in Kiev, which he had previously called an illegal, fascist junta, for its willingness to negotiate structural changes.
Lithuania’s Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius hopes to convince his Estonian counterpart, Taavi Roivas, to agree on Vilnius’ integration into the European-standard gauge railway line Rail Baltica, Butkevicius said on LRT Radio Tuesday.
Vowing to defend ethnic Russians wherever they live, President Vladimir Putin has embarked on an aggressive campaign to rebuild the pride and assertiveness of the Russian people, which he says was lost in the breakup of the Soviet Union.
Natural gas prices will drop 20 or more by July thanks to agreements between Lietuvos Dujos and Russian gas supplier, Gazprom, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius said Tuesday on LRT Radio.
Not for the first time, a website has reported the death or incapacitation of a Central Asian leader only to have the report swiftly taken down and denied (see the blanked out “story” at dallol.ru/news-i1221.html). Up to now, these reports have not been accurate at least since the death of Turkmenistan’s Saparmurat Niyazov (“Turkmenbashi”) in 2006. Their increasing frequency surely reflects the fears or hopes of some in the region. But just as importantly, such stories highlight the aging of the two most important leaders in Central Asia and the certainty that, at some point, they will pass from the scene.
India's prime minister-elect, Narendra Modi was mobbed by flag-waving supporters as he arrived in New Delhi Saturday.
Exclusive interview with the Defence Minister of Estonia Mr Sven Mikser.
On April 28, Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev paid a working visit to Russia’s capital, where he delivered a lecture at the Moscow State University, twenty years after his first similar speech there in 1994. Rather expectedly, the president’s speech was dedicated to the issue of post-Soviet integration, as Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus are preparing to sign on May 29 in Astana the founding treaty of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). Since the mid-1990s, Kazakhstan has been a staunch supporter of various integration initiatives in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). In 2000–2001, it played an instrumental role in the creation of the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC), which would later serve as a springboard for a trilateral Customs Union with Russia and Belarus (Forbes.kz, April 28).