Friday, May 25, 2012

Facebook shares fall flat

Kira Kalinina
25.05.2012, 15:22
The first day of trading Facebook shares on the NASDAQ Stock Market have caused a scandal. Shares went just barely above the initial pricing. At the same time, it has turned out that underwriter Morgan Stanley provided certain investors with an accurate forecast regarding the Facebook shares and that everyone else did not receive that information.
The first day of trading Facebook shares on the NASDAQ Stock Market have caused a scandal. Shares went just barely above the initial pricing. At the same time, it has turned out that underwriter Morgan Stanley provided certain investors with an accurate forecast regarding the Facebook shares and that everyone else did not receive that information. According to media, only a few big investors such as Capital Research & Management and Fidelity Investments had the information before the IPO went on the market. They bought fewer shares than they planned. Smaller investors did not receive the forecasts prepared by Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan. Many analysts have commented on the scandal around Facebook.German Klimenko, the owner of the LiveInternet company, is one of the first Russian businessmen working in the internet sector who has tried to break the myths around Facebook.
Source: Voice of Russia

Monday, May 21, 2012

Russia – quadruple champions


Nikita Novikov
21.05.2012, 04:14
The Russian ice hockey team for the fourth time has become world champions.The main motto of the World Cup Finals in 2012 for the Russian team was; was whatever happens, do not repeat the debacle of a decade ago, when we lost to the Slovaks 3:4.
The "Underdog" of the FIFA World Cup was Slovakia under the wise eye of Vladimir Vuytek, who is well known to Russians as a member of the management of Yaroslavl’s Locomotive, set the task to get to the final eight but reached the finals of the tournament knocking out even Canada and the Czech Republic.Russia, as usual, allowed the first goal. In the second minute Chara slammed the puck past Semyon Varlamov, who surprisingly was not prepared for the attack, even though no one blocked his view and the puck did not ricochet.
Source: Voice of Russia

NATO plans new projects despite protests

Mamonov Roman
21.05.2012, 13:02
May 21 is the second day of the NATO Chicago summit. The event will have an extensive agenda primarily focusing on Afghanistan. Then, the summit’s participants are expected to make statements about anti-missile defense controversies with Russia.
May 21 is the second day of the NATO Chicago summit. The event will have an extensive agenda primarily focusing on Afghanistan. Then, the summit’s participants are expected to make statements about anti-missile defense controversies with Russia. Earlier, NATO’s Chief announced the implementation of the Smart Defense strategy and intentions to develop its ABM projects regardless of Russia’s opinion.On the first day, the NATO “party” was spoiled by clashes between protesters and Chicago police.
Source: Voice of Russia

Friday, May 18, 2012

US draft defense budget envisages war with Iran – official

Margarita Bogatova
18.05.2012, 15:54
The 2013 US draft defense budget stipulates unleashing hostilities against Iran, US Congressman Dennis Kusinich told reporters in Washington on Friday. 
He said that the document includes a special declaration that envisages deploying a large number of US combat aircraft and warships to the region where a protracted military campaign may start already next year.The goal is to neutralize Iran’s nuclear and military facilities, Kusinich explained, adding that the document is currently on the table of the House of Representatives. Pavel Zolotarev, deputy head of the Moscow-based Institute for Canadian and US Studies, says, in turn,  that Washington continues to capitalize on the ongoing political chaos in some Middle East countries which was caused by outside forces’ active interference in these countries’ internal affairs.
Source: Voice of Russia

Friday, May 11, 2012

One warship – enough to win a global war?

Volkhonsky Boris
10.05.2012, 15:34
On Wednesday, as reported by Reuters, the U.S. Navy announced that the first of a new class of coastal warships will be sent to Singapore next spring for a roughly 10-month deployment. The proposed move may seem insignificant in terms of the total capacity of only one warship, but it definitely highlights a strategic pivot in U.S.
On Wednesday, as reported by Reuters, the U.S. Navy announced that the first of a new class of coastal warships will be sent to Singapore next spring for a roughly 10-month deployment.The proposed move may seem insignificant in terms of the total capacity of only one warship, but it definitely highlights a strategic pivot in U.S. policies in Asia Pacific, and the determination to engage regional powers with one sole purpose of containing China.
Source: Voice of Russia

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Putin back in control of Russia's nuclear button

7.05.2012, 13:41
Russia's newly sworn-in President Vladimir Putin Monday was handed the black suitcase that controls the country's vast nuclear arsenal moments after taking his oath to a third term, Interfax reported. The Kremlin ceremony of passing the "nuclear suitcase" from outgoing leader Dmitry Medvedev to Putin was overseen by Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, the news agency reported.
The Kremlin ceremony of passing the "nuclear suitcase" from outgoing leader Dmitry Medvedev to Putin was overseen by Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, the news agency reported.The portable communications device uses a secret code called Cheget to allow the country's commander-in-chief to launch commands that could potentially trigger a nuclear attack against a foreign country.
Source: Voice of Russia

Monday, May 7, 2012

New Yahoo CEO fudged his resume

Rob Sachs, Jessica Jordan
6.05.2012, 12:23
A row has erupted at the internet giant Yahoo: it's turned out that the company’s new CEO fudged his resume. Now the board of directors must decide if it wants to fire the Chief Executive or make a special exception for him.
A row has erupted at the internet giant Yahoo: it's turned out that the company’s new CEO fudged his resume. Now the board of directors must decide if it wants to fire the Chief Executive or make a special exception for him. We are joined on the line to talk more about this by our West Coast Correspondent Kevin Tripp.
Source: Voice of Russia

Putin sworn in

 
7.05.2012, 11:40
A ceremony to hand over power from the incumbent president to president-elect has got under way at St.Andrew’s Hall of the Kremlin Palace.
12.05 Medvedev addresses the public introducing the new President.12.00 Russia’s President-elect Vladimir Putin has arrived at the Kremlin Palace for the inauguration ceremony.
Source: Voice of Russia

Saturday, May 5, 2012

9/11 still a mystery

Ilya Kharlamov
5.05.2012, 20:34
As the suspected chief mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four of his Al Qaeda brethren go before a Guantanamo military commission to face formal charges, the world media remain abuzz with speculation about who was responsible for the ten-year atrocity that killed 3 thousand people and changed the course of history.
As the suspected chief mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four of his Al Qaeda brethren go before a Guantanamo military commission to face formal charges, the world media remain abuzz with speculation about who was responsible for the ten-year atrocity that killed 3 thousand people and changed the course of history.Staunch conspiracy theorists continue to argue that 9/11 was the work of shady global puppet masters or American special services, who wanted to mobilize the immense power of the United States to their political and economic gain. Which they successfully did, with the US sharply boosting its defence and security expenditure, stimulating the proliferation of private security companies and putting together the notorious ‘coalition of the willing’ for forcefully imposing Western-style democracy on Iraq and Afghanistan.
Source: Voice of Russia

One Does Not Choose First Ladies

 
5.05.2012, 20:28
France’s two presidential candidates, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, have been on the front pages of French newspapers and on TV screens for 2 weeks. Their political programmes have been scrutinized while little has been said about their personal life.
France’s two presidential candidates, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, have been on the front pages of French newspapers and on TV screens for 2 weeks. Their political programmes have been scrutinized while little has been said about their personal life. When France’s presidential campaign kicked off, the local mass media stressed that Carla Bruni and Valerie Trierveiler  would play a very important role in the life  of Sarcozy and Hollande. The moral portrait of presidential candidates is of great importance too.We know that the surprising details about the personal life of one of the presidential candidates crushed his political ambitions a long time ago. The career of the main Socialist Party candidate, Domenique Strauss-Kahn, was destroyed by a maid of one of the New York hotels while it is very doubtful that Nicolas Sarkozy or Francois Hollande could find themselves in a similar situation. There are more chances to tarnish the reputation of a president or that of a presidential candidate by compromising his (her) companion.
Source: Voice of Russia