Prime-Tass: Federation Council Speaker Sergei Mironov to start visit to North Korea, until Nov 25
Yonhap: Russian parliamentary speaker to visit N. Korea: report
Prime-Tass: Nov 26–27: Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to visit France
Prime-Tass: Nov 27: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to take part in Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) summit
Prime-Tass: Nov 27: Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Sobyanin to take part in Russia-Thailand intergovernmental commission in Bangkok
Xinhua: DM: Iran pursues delivery of S-300 missiles from Russia- Iran's Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said Sunday that the country is still pursuing Russia's commitment on delivering S-300 anti-aircraft missiles, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.
Inerfax: Tymoshenko says Russian gas price for Ukraine in 2010 won't change much - "I am confident that the gas price for Ukraine in 2010 will be virtually the same as in 2009," she said in an exclusive interview with the ICTV channel on Sunday.
APA.az: Chief of Russian presidential administration Sergei Narishkin arrives in Baku
The Moscow Times: GM Russia Plant Fires Head of Union
WND.com: Aaron Klein to debate pro-Iran commentator - Program airs live on globally broadcast Russian television - WND Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein will debate a commentator from Iran today live on Russia's all-news network.
Itar-Tass: First ever road connecting Russia’s west to east to be ready in 2010 – Ivanov
Xinhua: First Russian brigade with Iskander missiles to be formed in 2010
Itar-Tass: French helicopter carrier to call in St Petersburg
AP: French ship Russia wants docks in St.Petersburg
Reuters: RPT-INTERVIEW-Ingushetia boss admits corruption fuels rebellion
The other Russia: Letter to Medvedev: ‘Stop this Mad Conveyor of Death’ - The brother of a murdered Chechen rebel has appealed to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev for help and protection in an open letter published by the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper, reports Gazeta.ru on November 19.
The Moscow Times: 2010 Work Permit Cuts Planned - The Federal Migration Service said Friday that it would cut the number of job permits available to foreigners next year to just less than 2 million people, down from an initial 3.8 million at the start of 2009, after the economic crisis severely cut demand for foreign labor.
The Moscow Times: A Strong Nation of Lawyers - Last month, the president gave lawyers a special boost, signing an executive order to create an annual Lawyer of the Year prize. It will be awarded on the legal profession’s national day, Dec. 3.
The Moscow Times: The Promising Continent - By Ruben Vardanian: Last month I visited the 13th Africa Forum in Cape Town, organized by Troika Dialog’s strategic partner Standard Bank. Talking with delegates, I was struck once again by the sheer scale of opportunity that exists in Africa for Russian business, just as Russia becomes an increasingly attractive market for African products.
Russia Today: Litvinenko case unsolved three years on
BBC: Russia 'is now a criminal state' - Bill Browder of Hermitage Capital was reacting to the news that his lawyer had died in prison in Russia after being held for a year without charge
LA Times: Hungary zigzags when it comes to Russia - Some in the former Soviet satellite now part of NATO and the EU warn that Moscow is intent on reasserting influence, but others see Russia as a useful investor and lucrative market.
Newsweek: How Medvedev plans to reform the military—and why Obama should not be worried.