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Putin: Russia will accept migrants, deepen Eurasian integration and put up a barrier to extremism.

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 OECD sign memorandum of understanding

 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.

Summit in Durban could be a new stage in the development of BRICS

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.

BRICS worries about Iranian crisis

BRICS worries about Iranian crisis

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.

Ministry for Economic Development assesses world crisis

Ministry for Economic Development assesses world crisis

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 arrives in Mexico for G20 summit

Russian president arrives in Mexico for G20 summit

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

President Putin wants further cooperation with the CIS

 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.

Medvedev rounds up presidency

Medvedev rounds up presidency

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.

Putin says Russia passed economic recession

Putin says Russia passed economic recession

 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.