Times Higher Education (UK) has published the BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2014. According to the rating, four Chinese, one African, one Taiwanese and three Turkish universities are among the top 10 universities, RIA Novosti …
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There were a lot of positive moments at the meeting between Putin and Obama
The Russian police have been given a key task - "to oppose national and religious extremism." "We must strictly prevent the activities of organized criminal groups formed along ethnic lines. This task is not only for the Ministry of Interior Affairs, but also for all law enforcement agencies and special services," Vladimir Putin said today at a meeting about the plans of the federal bodies of executive power, which are subordinated directly to the President.
Azerbaijan and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have signed a memorandum of understanding, Azerbaijani Deputy Minister for Taxes Sakhib Alekperov has announced at a seminar on audit of transnational enterprises in Baku.Azerbaijan and the OECD have been cooperating for two years.Ubaldo Gonzales of the OECD noted that the organization was satisfied with activeness of Azerbaijan. He noted that Azerbaijan was the first non-member of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) to reach such intense cooperation level.
The role of the BRICS countries in solving the Syrian problem
BRICS is addressed to civil society of all its members
Video conference "BRICS summit in Durban: a new stage of development?". On March 26 and 27 in South Africa the BRICS summit will be held and attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Many analysts are now saying that the summit could be a turning point in the history of the BRICS, as the Secretariat, the Development Bank, the Bank for International Settlements and a special anti-crisis fund may be established.
The countries of the BRICS bloc (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) have expressed deep concern over the situation surrounding the Iranian nuclear programme. The bloc is worried about recent threats voiced by some Western powers and international sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad calls upon the countries of the BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China and the South Africa) to intervene in the ongoing conflict between the regime and the rebel forces.
Moscow to become an International Financial Center
Medvedev: “Russia has the potential to become one of the key links in the global integration processes”
are discussed by participants of the Gaidar Forum
The Russian Ministry for Economic Development has evaluated the world crisis with oil prices at $60 per barrel. Devaluation in Russia would not be as bad as it was in 2008-2009, they conclude. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered forecasts of socio-economic development for 2013-2015.
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived on a two-day visit to Mexico toattend the G20 summit, "Interfax" reports.It is planned that on Monday the Russian president will take part in the firstworking session of the heads of state and government of the "twenty" andwill hold several bilateral meetings "on the sidelines" of the summit.In particular, the visit will include Putin's meetings with U.S. PresidentBarack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, the head of the
Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the Russian Foreign Ministry and other federal executive agencies to adopt policies that will develop the cooperation with the CIS in the socio-economic, humanitarian, law enforcement and other areas, reports the press service of the Kremlin.
The Kremlin has concluded the extended session of the Russian State Council chaired by President Dmitry Medvedev. It was the final session of the incumbent president. Medvedev rounded up his presidency achievements and described prospects for the future.
Russia has concluded the post-Soviet stage of development. Formation of the Customs Union and Single Economic Space with Belarus and Kazakhstan are the most significant step since collapse of the USSR, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said at the parliament, reporting on activities of 2011.
by Russian military and civil experts
Baghdad has concluded the Arab League summit. Syria was urged to stop violence, although there were no calls for the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad or foreign intervention.