Russia

Abe: Fukushima will be fixed before 2020 Olympics

Thu 05 Sep 2013 -

ST PETERSBURG, Russia ---Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he will tell the International Olympic Committee that leaks of radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant will pose no problem in hosting the 2020 Olympics.

Russia conducts largest military exercises since Soviet era

Wed 17 Jul 2013 -

MOSCOW, Russia ---President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday watched Russia's biggest military maneuvers since Soviet times, involving 160,000 troops and about 5,000 tanks across Siberia and the far eastern region in a massive show of the nation's resurgent military might.

Over $45 billion is ‘suspicious transactions’ left Russia in 2013

Wed 10 Jul 2013 -

Cook islands has been identified by the Russian Central Bank as one of the countries where over $45.5 billion of Russian wealth ended up in the first half of 2013. The other countries include Cyprus, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Latvia, and other 'offshores'.

IRB Awards Tim Mikkelson named IRB Sevens Player of Year

Tue 02 Jul 2013 -

MOSCOW, Russia ---The International Rugby Board has announced New Zealand's Tim Mikkelson as the IRB Sevens Player of the Year, in association with HSBC.

No visa required for Russian tourists to travel to Fiji

Mon 01 Jul 2013 -

MOSCOW, Russia --- Fiji's Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, has made a plea to Russians to consider Fiji as a holiday destination.

Russia stands by Fiji

Mon 01 Jul 2013 -

MOSCOW, Russia --- The Russian Federation will stand by Fiji as it continues its reform process leading up to the 2014 general elections.

Leave Fiji alone: Russian PM Medvdev

Mon 01 Jul 2013 -

MOSCOW, Russia ---The Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, has said that Fiji has the right to be left alone to map its own way forward without being dictated to by other countries.

Russia blocking climate initiative

Fri 14 Jun 2013 -

BONN, Russia ---Europe on Thursday mooted a diplomatic push to persuade Russia to stop blocking a UN-appointed body tasked with laying vital groundwork for a global pact on climate change.