Latest Russia – South Ossetia relations Stories

2009-05-16 06:11:32

Russian President Dmitry Medevdev admitted Saturday that Russian public hospitals offer substandard care and need to be improved with new investments. Speaking to Russia's Vesti television news channel, Medvedev said his government is targeting regional improvements for the healthcare facilities, RIA Novosti reported.

2008-10-01 15:00:02

Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev has played down the possibility of a new cold war and advised the next US president to concentrate on the national economy, not on arguments with Russia.

2008-09-17 00:00:12

By Mary Dejevsky You probably think that, at least from Moscow's perspective, big bad Russia won its small war with plucky little Georgia. You may even believe - plenty do - that Russia is now licking its chops, as it surveys the possibilities beyond its other borders. You would be wrong.

2008-09-09 09:00:44

Text of report by private Georgian news agency Kavkas-Press Tbilisi, 9 September: Political analyst Archil Gegeshidze does not rule out that the Russian side may again refuse to fulfill the agreement that was reached [between the French and Russian presidents on 8 September].

2008-09-08 21:00:08

MOSCOW. Sept 8 (Interfax) - French President Nicolas Sarkozy said he has agreed with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on a comprehensive withdrawal of the Russian troops from Georgia within a month.

2008-09-08 15:00:03

French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced Monday that Russian troops would soon exit Georgia but would remain in South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

2008-09-01 21:00:30

TSKHINVALI, Sept 1 (Interfax) - South Ossetia plans to sign an agreement on military cooperation with Russia in the near future, South Ossetia President Eduard Kokoity said.

2008-08-31 21:00:02

SOCHI. Aug 31 (Interfax) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has formulated the five principles on which Russia's foreign policy will be based.

2008-08-31 12:00:02

Text of report by state-controlled Russian Channel One TV on 31 August [Presenter] The world must be multi-polar, the Russian president said today. Medvedev arrived in Sochi to hold several international meetings and gave a long interview to journalists from Russia's three major television channels.

2008-08-29 21:00:14

MOSCOW. Aug 29 (Interfax) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said it believes that the G7 statement condemning Russia's recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia justifies Georgia's aggression.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
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