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  • News » Putin dismisses pessimistic scenarios, promises vague reforms
    elites and the citizens RIA Novosti reported Putin as saying Georgetown University Professor Angela Stent said that her main impression was there would be continuity I don t think that we got any responses that would indicate that something is going to be that different just that he is aware of the problems said Stent who is also affiliated with Brookings Institution a Washington D C based think tank Scenarios During this year s discussions which took place in Kaluga 160 kilometers south west of Moscow most experts expressed concerns about the threat of stagnation that could result from the way in which political power is being perpetuated in the country Russian opposition figures including Vladimir Ryzhkov and Boris Nemtsov expressed their frustration at being barred from the State Duma elections that are due on December 4 Even the traditional supporters of the Kremlin policy were hard pressed to offer plausible defense of the ruling United Russia party After drawn out debates the experts presented Putin with a critical assessment of the situation in the country and stressed that the dominating opinion during the sessions about the likely scenarios for Russia s prospect in a five to eight years is that of inertia The best case scenario was what Columbia University Professor Robert Legvold called muddling through up The worst case scenario was degradation Alexander Rahr Director of the Berthold Beitz Center for Russia Ukraine Belarus and Central Asia at the German Council on Foreign Relations DGAP said that Putin unceremoniously brushed aside those concerns Putin effectively told us that we don t understand and don t see how successful his leadership has been for Russia Rahr said He is confident that whatever was done by him was done right Russian Prime Minister reminded the Valdai Club members about the poor situation in which Russia had been economically and politically when he assumed presidency in 2000 He pointed at Russia s recent growth including growth in the real income of the population as well as the budget surplus achieved by his government despite the global economic crisis Andrew Kuchins director of the Russia and Eurasia program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D C said Putin looked very comfortable and confident He never tried to be defensive in response to any questions Kuchins said He also said Putin assured his guests that he did not want to perpetuate a personalized system of power in the country The main goal in the next few years will be to strengthen the institutions that would promote Russian sovereignty and would long outlast the political personalities of today Kuchins related Putin as saying On the foreign policy issues Putin said he favored continued cooperation with both the United States and European Union but singled out U S missile defense program for particular criticism On this issue we didn t get any sense from him that he sees the room for cooperation there Stent said Putin also described NATO s role

    Original URL path: http://en.internettv.am/?p=707 (2012-12-22)
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  • News » Death toll in Turkish earthquake rises to 30
    hit the Van province on November 9 It also left dozens injured and destroyed 25 buildings including two hotels The death toll rose from 24 after bodies were pulled from the rubble of the collapsed four storey hotel Bayram CNN Turk said rescue workers had now completed their operation This was the second strong earthquake in the Van province in the past three weeks On October 23 a far more powerful 7 2 magnitude quake left at least 600 people dead Intertnettv am Leave a comment Щелкните чтобы отменить ответ Name Required Mail Will not be published Required Website Optional Green World Latest news Hovhannes Grigoryan to be treated in Israel Father of heroes is homeless I am no conjurer The culture starts with the language Kiss me and live long According to Hmayak Hovhannisyan Armen Ashotyan is Assotyan And the Minister gives him a piece of advice to see healthcare specialists Bagratyan about Sargsyan The Armenian National Congress ANC hasn t made a deal with the establishment The head of the body investigating the March 1 events got a new office Nasa releases sharpest ever Moon elevation map Boris Becker says Andy Murray s approach is too negative Eurozone

    Original URL path: http://en.internettv.am/?p=637 (2012-12-22)
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  • News » U.S. Department of State welcomes agreement between Russia, Georgia on WTO
    join the WTO since 1993 The last remaining obstacle to its admission is Georgia which has refused to give Russia the go ahead since the two countries fought a brief war in August 2008 when Georgia attacked South Ossetia to bring it back under Tbilisi s central control After the war Russia recognized the independence of South Ossetia and another ex Georgian republic Abkhazia Switzerland has sponsored the negotiations between the two countries which severed diplomatic ties Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergi Kapanadze announced on Saturday the text of the agreement which is produced in Switzerland will not change Last week Tbilisi has agreed on a compromise proposal from Switzerland Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday that Moscow was also ready to accept the compromise on WTO accession The Swiss proposal involves an international monitoring of goods crossing the borders of Abkhazia and South Ossetia with Russia Rian ru repprted A WTO ministerial conference to consider Russia s accession bid is expected to take place on December 15 If the bid is approved the accession documents will need to be ratified by the Russian parliament and 30 days after ratification Russia will become a full fledged member of the WTO Internettv am Leave a comment Щелкните чтобы отменить ответ Name Required Mail Will not be published Required Website Optional Green World Latest news Hovhannes Grigoryan to be treated in Israel Father of heroes is homeless I am no conjurer The culture starts with the language Kiss me and live long According to Hmayak Hovhannisyan Armen Ashotyan is Assotyan And the Minister gives him a piece of advice to see healthcare specialists Bagratyan about Sargsyan The Armenian National Congress ANC hasn t made a deal with the establishment The head of the body investigating the March 1 events got a

    Original URL path: http://en.internettv.am/?p=587 (2012-12-22)
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  • News » Russia enters WTO on favorable conditions-analysts
    on the date of accession for more than a third of national tariffs with another quarter of tariff cuts to be implemented three years later The longest implementation period is eight years for poultry followed by seven years for cars helicopters and civil aircraft If we compare the conditions which Russia received with those of other countries which have become WTO members recently the situation for our producers is much better Deutsche Bank Russia s Chief Economist Yaroslav Lisovolik said Import duties in Ukraine and other ex soviet countries which entered the WTO were cut much more than those for Russia he said while the services market liberalization was much deeper than in Russia Devyatov said Russian producers would be able to adapt to the new conditions easily Generally speaking we will enter the WTO but will not notice that he said Natalia Turdyeva from the Center for Economic and Financial research at New Economic School echoed Devyatov said Russia s entry to the WTO would pass practically unnoticed If we look at the published terms of Russia s accession to the WTO we will see that major import tariffs cuts are not suggested It is likely that we will return to the pre crisis level So next summer after the agreement s ratification prices on imports will not change considerably In other words the economy in general will not notice Russia s accession to the WTO she said The main positive consequences of Russia s entry will be lower import prices increased competition on the domestic market and the application of international business rules she said Last week Ukrainian First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Klyuyev said Kiev could anull its approval of Russia s entry to the WTO if Russia did not cut gas prices but Lisovolik said it

    Original URL path: http://en.internettv.am/?p=527 (2012-12-22)
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  • News » Russia yet to make contact with Mars moon probe
    points of space communications during the night There is no news yet the spokesman said The Phobos Grunt probe was launched from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan on Wednesday but its engines failed to put it on course for the Red Planet The mission is Russia s first foray into deep space since losing a Mars bound lander in 1996 The craft designed to bring back rock and soil samples from the Martian moon Phobos is currently stuck in a support orbit The source also said that the probe might strike Earth no earlier than December 3 but by that time it may be back in service Citing data from the U S space surveillance systems several media reported earlier on Friday that the probe may crash to Earth on November 26 Vladimir Popovkin the head of Russia s space agency Roscosmos said on Wednesday engineers had two weeks to restart the probe s booster before its batteries ran out A more thorough analysis of the orbit s parameter and the supply of fuel onboard has shown that such commands must be delivered within two weeks Popovkin said adding that the craft can stay in the orbit for up to four weeks The Phobos Grunt is also carrying China s first Mars satellite Yinghuo 1 Internettv am Leave a comment Щелкните чтобы отменить ответ Name Required Mail Will not be published Required Website Optional Green World Latest news Hovhannes Grigoryan to be treated in Israel Father of heroes is homeless I am no conjurer The culture starts with the language Kiss me and live long According to Hmayak Hovhannisyan Armen Ashotyan is Assotyan And the Minister gives him a piece of advice to see healthcare specialists Bagratyan about Sargsyan The Armenian National Congress ANC hasn t made a deal

    Original URL path: http://en.internettv.am/?p=467 (2012-12-22)
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  • News » Tajikistan ready for talks, Moscow threatens deportations over jailed pilot
    the capital for consultations Reported Rian ru The Tajik side expressed its readiness to resolve the situation to prevent the further aggravation of bilateral relations Vladimir Vaniyev a counselor in the Russian Embassy in Tajikistan said following a meeting between Ambassador Yury Popov and Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon on Thursday night Popov flew to Moscow on Friday morning for consultations with the Foreign Ministry Vaniyev said Following the Tajik verdict on the Russian pilot Russia decided to retaliate and deport 100 Tajiks from the country over legal violations Konstantin Romodanovsky Russia s top migration official said on Friday The Federal Migration Service is ready to send back about 100 Tajiks who committed legal offences he said adding that another 134 Tajiks could be deported as well for improper documents A diplomatic source said this measure was Russia s asymmetric response to the Tajik authorities decision Two planes with Sadovnichy and Rudenko as crew commanders were returning from Afghanistan where they had delivered humanitarian aid in March They had permission to fly via Tajikistan but Tajik traffic controllers said they had no confirmation on land and asked them to return to Kabul The planes did not have enough fuel and had to land in Tajikistan regardless Tajik authorities based their smuggling charges on the fact that the pilots had an unassembled engine onboard which they said they were using as spare parts Internettv am Leave a comment Щелкните чтобы отменить ответ Name Required Mail Will not be published Required Website Optional Green World Latest news Hovhannes Grigoryan to be treated in Israel Father of heroes is homeless I am no conjurer The culture starts with the language Kiss me and live long According to Hmayak Hovhannisyan Armen Ashotyan is Assotyan And the Minister gives him a piece of advice to see

    Original URL path: http://en.internettv.am/?p=437 (2012-12-22)
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  • News » Senators seek to bar two Russian generals from U.S.
    s jailing and death Russia responded in kind However neither country has actually implemented the ban so far The two Russian officials Gen Maj Tatiana Gerasimova and Gen Maj Nikolai Shelepanov are travelling for a conference on intellectual property rights and are also going to attend a round table at the U S Russia Business Council in Washington the journal said The Coalition for Intellectual Property Rights which organizers of the conference said it had no indication that any of these officials were involved in the Magnitsky matter Gerasimova and Shelepanov are involved in the cynical and sweeping cover up and the torture and murder Senators Wicker and Cardin said Magnitsky was jailed in November 2008 after exposing a 230 million tax scam involving Russian tax officials The Kremlin s rights body said in a report in July the 37 year old suffered deliberate neglect and beatings before dying in his cell a year later Wicker also condemned Russia s investigation into the affair When there s such a blatant disregard for the rule of law it raises questions as to our ability to count on them when it comes to abiding by trade agreements and obligations under the WTO the WSJ quoted Wicker as saying If Russia s going to continue to be scofflaw to me it raises questions as to whether they belong in the WTO While the State Department declined to comment its deputy spokesman Mark Toner said If any individual involved in the wrongful death of Sergei Magnitsky applies for a U S visa the relevant provisions of law will be applied Internettv am Leave a comment Щелкните чтобы отменить ответ Name Required Mail Will not be published Required Website Optional Green World Latest news Hovhannes Grigoryan to be treated in Israel Father of heroes is

    Original URL path: http://en.internettv.am/?p=397 (2012-12-22)
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  • News » Hello
    From Armeni From World Historical Horror News Region Reviews Show biz Sport Triller Videos World Aravot Chorrord Inknishkhanutyun Haykakan Zhamanak Hraparak Iravunq Yerkir Hello Hello Posted by internettv on 09 11 2011 Leave a Comment Hello Leave a comment Щелкните чтобы отменить ответ Name Required Mail Will not be published Required Website Optional Green World Latest news Hovhannes Grigoryan to be treated in Israel Father of heroes is homeless I am no conjurer The culture starts with the language Kiss me and live long According to Hmayak Hovhannisyan Armen Ashotyan is Assotyan And the Minister gives him a piece of advice to see healthcare specialists Bagratyan about Sargsyan The Armenian National Congress ANC hasn t made a deal with the establishment The head of the body investigating the March 1 events got a new office Nasa releases sharpest ever Moon elevation map Boris Becker says Andy Murray s approach is too negative Eurozone crisis Cameron and Merkel stress friendship Monti wins Italy confidence votes Natalie Wood LA police reopen actress death inquiry Egypt Thousands protest in Cairo against military Weather forecast Rates Курс Валют Информер Армянских драмов RUB GBP EUR USD Partners AUH in Armenia International Academy of Education Urartu

    Original URL path: http://en.internettv.am/?p=117 (2012-12-22)
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