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The first biography of Elizabeth Angela Margaret Bouz-Lyon - the Queen Mother of Great Britain, who ruled the British Empire from 1936 to 1952 has been published in Russia. The book's author, a graduate of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Master in International Relations, Natalia Kulishenko, for 8 years studied the biographies of the British royal family members. She gave her book the title "The Stalingrad Story of the British Queen".

"Russia's Vladimir Putin is a brilliant tactician who does not crack under pressure. ...Thank the Lord that Putin has publicly avowed his unswerving dedication to protecting Christianity and Christians". The above is a fairly representative example of the positions currently surfacing in world-policy blogs.

The American Conservative favorably quotes Putin as saying at the Valdai forum: «We can see how many of the Euro-Atlantic countries are actually rejecting their roots, including the Christian values that constitute the basis of Western civilization. 

Inaugurated as the US Ambassador to Moscow, John Tefft said that  a key part of his mission would be to interpret the Russian position for the White House. One does have to gain relevant insight before interpreting starts to make sense. It may cost serious inner efforts, but otherwise there is a risk that the Ambassador might recycle Washington's own arguments with minimal variations and that the much-needed communication degenerates into talking to oneself in the mirror.

Up to date the statements made by Ambassador Tefft have appeared to be completely reducible to the standard postulates of the US diplomacy. The only exception on record was his expressing a bold view that Russia “also won” rather than lost as a result of the NATO expansion to the east. Mr. Tefft signaled a measure of first-hand familiarity with the Russian realia by adding “I know that in Russia, some believe otherwise”but, in fact, the inescapable conclusion based on opinion polls is that the vast majority of Russians, not just “some” of them, see NATO expansion as a security threat.  

A delegation of Russian senators led by Federation Council chairwoman Valentina Ivanovna Matvienko visited Laos and China on September 19-23 in a tour launched in the framework of Moscow's intensifying multifaceted dialog with Asian partners. Asia Pacific naturally ranks high on the

The Russian Empire's Last Battle is an impressive international exhibition sited at the State Historical Museum to commemorate the World War I centennial and appears to be a highlight in the series of events dedicated to the

President Putin having toured four Latin American countries almost a month ago, the visits appear to stay on the top lines of the international agenda as, at the moment, Russia is sealing agricultural supply deals with Latin America to neutralize the West's “collective” sanctions and takes steps to generally boost the cooperation with the region. The Russian president's talks in Cuba, Nicaragua, Argentine, and Brazil reflect an initiative of unprecedented intensity that Moscow is launching to achieve deeper engagement with the region.

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A conference titled «Bulgaria-Russia: the Past, the Present, and the Future. On the 135th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations Between the

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This summer, Russia is hosting children from the embattled Syria. The stay of a hundred of kids from the country has been organized and supported by St. Andrew the Apostle Foundation with assistance from Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Syrian Embassy in Moscow. According to the Foundation media service, the children will be in Moscow on July 28 – August 11, with the accommodation arranged for at a suburban summer camp. Chairperson of the Foundation board Vladimir Yakunin says that hosting children from conflict zones is among traditional missions of the charity which received 540 children from Kosovo and Metohija a decade ago. He expressed hope that the kids will, for a time, forget about the nightmarish events they had to witness and will remember their Russian experiences for the rest of their lives.

It is difficult to define the exact moment when in Europe there was a soft click of a switch and the "Belavezha Accords" were launched, which slowly but logically brought the European Union before our eyes. However, distinctly visible cracks appeared long before the financial crisis, which clearly polarized the interests of the "periphery" and the center, the new and old members of the club.

Today, sharp differences have come to light in the infighting between the founding fathers themselves, dissatisfied with Brussels and each other’s policies. This applies to such fundamental issues as competition in the domestic markets, the distribution of benefits and credits, and migration policy.

“In England, everything is possible, and at the same time nothing is possible in England, " a lady from Russia sophisticated in British affairs once said to me. Here is another aphorism: "England is divided into two parts - the very rich and those who serve them." For this reason, for the rich and very rich Russians, Britain is the Promised Land, and not only because of its reputation as a world financial center.

Of course, the first aphorism does not mean that the rich can afford everything and the poor - nothing. England has not fallen that low. It is, rather, that the quaint regulations, rules and many different kinds of certification regulate nearly every aspect of life, giving everything a purely British flavor.