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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.

BRICS concerned over reformation of world financial system

BRICS members are concerned over reforms to of the world financial system, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in New Deli, Interfax reports. The reform process neglects the role of BRICS states in global economy. The Russian president noted contribution of BRICS economies to cope with social challenges and the challenges of modernization.

BRICS leaders arrive in India for summit

BRICS leaders arrive in India for summit

The fourth BRICS summit will begin in New Delhi on Thursday, world media report.The leaders of China, Russia, Brazil and South Africa have already arrived in the country and were greeted by members of the government. Here are some candid and not so candid images of their arrivals.

BRICS to negotiate positions on Syria, Iran

 BRICS leaders plan to attend a summit in India to discuss the Iranian nuclear program and Syria, Russian Presidential Assistant Arkady Dvorkovich said, RIA Novosti reports.The summit will be held in New Deli on March 28-29. The leaders plan to reach common grounds and coordinate their speeches at other platforms, including the UN.

Euro zone about to be hit by recession

President of the Euro Group Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday that the euro zone was about to suffer a economic recession and called for measures to boost economies.

Russia wants violence in Syria to stop

The violence in Syria must stop and a national, all- inclusive dialogue should start, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said today at a press conference on evednts in 2011, ITAR-TASS reports.The situation in Syria needs a political resolution, he said. Russia supports the efforts of Arab League monitors in Syria, Lavrov emphasizes. Russia introduced a resolution project to the UN Security Council, which gained support of China and BRICS states.

BRICS countries to help euro zone

BRICS countries are willing to participate in efforts on stabilizing the situation in the euro area, including via allocation of credits, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, ITAR-TASS reports. Lavrov stressed that Russia will be willing to participate in the joint efforts, including through the provision of loans through the channels existing in the IMF.

IMF chief starts three-day visit to Russia

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), starts her three-day visit to Russia on Sunday. Lagarde will hold talks with representatives of the Russian Finance Ministry and Central Bank, RIAN reports. Russia, like other member countries of BRICS, which unites Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, speaks for reforming the IMF, in particular its management bodies, and says members’ quotas should be redistributed by 2014. Russia has been a member of the IMF since 1992.

Ban Ki-moon seeks support in Moscow

Ban Ki-moon seeks support in Moscow

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is having negotiations at the presidential residence with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who arrived in Moscow for a trilateral meeting.

BRICS states pass joint declaration

BRICS states pass joint declaration

Leaders of the BRICS states have passed a joint declaration at a summit in China. The document was signed at the Sheraton Hotel in Sanya after five hours of talks between Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Medvedev counts on good relations with China

Medvedev counts on good relations with China

President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday his meeting with Chinese leader Hu Jintao enables relations between their two countries to be strengthened.Medvedev arrived in China on Wednesday on a four-day official visit. He will participate in the BRICS summit and the Asian forum Boao, and visit Hong Kong.Last year the leaders of Russia and China met six times. 

Medvedev counts on deep relations with China

 President Medvedev considers that his current meeting with the chairman of PRC Hu Jintao enables partner relations between countries to be strengthened.On Wednesday Medvedev arrived in China with four-day official visit. He will participate in the summit of BRICS and Asian forum Boao, and visit special administrative district Hong Kong (Syangan), one of the leading financing centres of Asia and the world.Last year the leaders of Russia and China met six times.