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Russian Federation; Tajikistan: Military Cooperation Treaty Ratified

(Oct. 30, 2013) On October 1, 2013, members of the lower house of the Tajik legislature ratified a treaty with the Russian Federation on extension of the term of the maintenance in Tajikstan of a Russian military base. (Lower House of the Tajik Parliament Approved Placement of the Russian Base for Another 30 Years [in […]

European Court of Human Rights; Russian Federation: Katyn Massacre Case Is Closed

(May 11, 2012) On April 16, 2012, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued its decision in the case Janowiec and Others v. Russia, stating that while there is no reason for Russian authorities to conduct a new investigation of the Katyn massacre because no new materials or evidence that can justify such an […]

Russian Federation; United States: Treaty on Utilization of Plutonium Ratified

(June 27, 2011) On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation – United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium Designated as No Longer Required for Defense Purposes and Related Cooperation. The Protocol was signed in […]

Bangladesh; Russian Federation: Agreement to Build Nuclear Power Plant

(Mar. 15, 2011) On February 24, 2011, the Government of Bangladesh entered into a preliminary agreement with Russia in which Russia will build Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant. The planned plant would generate 2,000 megawatts of electricity per day. The preliminary agreement provides that the countries will cooperate on the design, construction, and operation of […]

China; Russian Federation: Law Enforcement Cooperation Agreement

(Dec. 22, 2010) On December 17, 2010, China and Russia agreed to increase the cooperation between the two nations in law enforcement. During a meeting between Chinese State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu and Russian Minister of Internal Affairs Rashid Nurgaliyev, held in Beijing, the two sides signed Minutes of Talks and […]

Georgia; Russian Federation: Separatist Regions of Georgia Conclude Military Agreements with Russia

(June 10, 2010) On May 5, 2010, the parliament of South Ossetia, a disputed region within Georgia that declared its independence from Georgia in 1990, ratified the Treaty on Military Cooperation with Russia, which was signed in Moscow on April 7, 2010. (Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia on the Treaty on […]