Russian volunteers who have honed their combat skills in Ukraine are likely to travel to Syria to fight alongside the forces of President Bashar Assad, Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov, the head of the Russian parliament's defense committee, said on Monday.
Norwegian telecoms firm Telenor wants to sell its 33-percent stake in VimpelCom, currently valued at $2.3 billion, the latest move by a Nordic telecoms firm to sever ties with a business facing a bribery investigation.
Work at Russia's new $ 3 billion spaceport in the Far East has ground to a halt after a critical piece of infrastructure was discovered to have been built to the wrong dimensions, and would not fit the latest version of the country's Soyuz rocket, a news report said.
Two Russian airstrikes in Syria on Thursday hit a training camp operated by rebel group that received military training from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Qatar and Saudi Arabia, its commander said.
Moscow's cooperation with Tehran seems strange, primarily because Russia's political interests in this regard are almost completely at odds with its economic interests, writes columnist Yulia Zhuchkova.
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