Gazeta.kz: Heads of frontier departments of Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus support uniform system of protection of external border of Customs Union
BarentsObserver: Defence Ministers to discuss Arctic security - Russian Minister of Defence Anatoli Serdjukov arrives in Finland today for a three day visit /Thursday/
PTI: India to get Nerpa nuke sub by May' 10
IANS: India to order 29 more combat jets for navy - India will order 29 more MiG-29K combat jets for the navy to add to the 16 planes that have already been contracted for, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Friday.
Business Standard: Friend turns 'foe' in tank battle simulator deal - Viktor Komardin, the chief of Russian export controller, Rosoboronexport, pointed out that nobody had consulted Russia. Komardin said, “Is this legal? Is this ethical? Is this proper? If India wants a real simulator, it should be asked for from Russia itself. A quality simulator cannot be created without information from the designer on issues like ballistics and fire control computation.”
RIA: Cryosat-2 launch delayed due to technical reasons
Worldbulletin: Turkey, Russia talk on natural gas price, nuclear plants - Russia's Transneft and Rosneft have made offers to supply a Turkish oil pipeline project, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin said.
Focus: Romania to substitute Bulgaria in “South Stream”
Focus: Bulgarian, Russian energy ministers to discuss implementation of energy projects
Novinite: Tough Talks Ahead for Bulgaria, Russia Energy Ministers in Sofia
Sofia Echo: Relentless pursuit - Visits by Russian top-level executives to Sofia in mid-February, have not elicited much in the way of actual progress, but were indicative of the tenacity of the Russian companies involved in pursuing the projects.
Abc.az: Russia ready to adopt accounting and auditing standards for activity of Islamic financial institutions
Reuters: U.S. actor Kutcher tells Russia of social web power
The Moscow Times: File Sharing Website Shut Down - Prosecutors shut down the Torrents.ru web site on Thursday after accusing Russia's most popular BitTorrent tracker of breaching intellectual property rights.
The Moscow Times: Lawmakers Say Heads Will Roll for Dismal Olympic Performance
WSJ: Slow Olympic Start Stirs Russian Angst - Parliament speaker Boris Gryzlov, a leader of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's United Russia party, said anything less than a fourth-place finish in the final standings "would be a failure for those who are responsible for sports in our country" and could lead to their dismissal, Russia's Ria-Novosti news agency reported.
Moscow News: Russia to fingerprint foreigners - Migration rules are getting tighter for foreigners who work in Russia. The new law, effective from 2012, will screen all foreigners for fingerprints who apply for a work permit.
Moscow News: The Kremlin’s history lesson - Say what you like about Vladislav Surkov, the Kremlin's modern-day Machiavelli, but his public pronouncements are rarely boring.
Spiegel: Can a Russian Oligarch Save the British Press?
Russia Today: Russia warms up to climate change legislation
The Korea Herald: Korean student in Russia beaten to death