NATO Head in Moscow for Partnership Talks
Medvedev noted that positive changes are taking place in the bilateral ties...'On the whole, relations between Russia and NATO have become more productive and intensive,' the president told the NATO chief, Interfax reported.
'This allows us to expand cooperation more attentively and to build a more solid security system in Europe and in the world.'
Head of Military Coup Col. Gen. Achalov Appeals to the People of Russia
"An appeal to the people of Russia by Colonel General Vladislav Achalov, head of a possible military coup scheduled for Nov. 7, and Chairman of the Russia Union of Paratroopers, has been posted on the Internet. Col Gen. Achalov said:
'The Russian Minister of Defense Serdyukov and his cronies created a direct threat to the security of our country. In this situation, the Union of Russia Paratroopers is forced to call for a mass demonstration in support of the rule of law...
We proclaim the Minister of Defense, Serdyukov as a person who is not entitled to give orders to the military and demand his dismissal, from the Russian President. We expect the participation of everybody who is not indifferent to the fate of the Army and the Navy and finally to the fate of our Russia..'
Ahmadinejad Slams Russia For Selling Out to 'Satan'
"They want to sell us off to our enemies and unilaterally breach a contract that they had been paid for. The Iranian nation will stand firm in the face of arrogance. The Iranian people do not need missiles to defend the nation.."
new twists in the 'great game'