On Wednesday, Strobe Talbott, US Deputy Secretary of State, ended a discussion on Kosovo with Russian foreign minister Igor Ivanov, only to find Mr Ivanov had been sacked while it was going on.Friday, 14 May, 1999, 12:00am
A DECADE ago, the news that the president in the Kremlin had ordered nuclear missiles to be re-targeted against Nato countries involved in the bombing of Yugoslavia and had spoken of the danger of a World War III would have set major alarm bells ringing round the world.11 Apr 1999 - 12:00am
GLOBAL emerging markets look set for another turbulent week, after a key defeat in the Brazilian Congress and renewed turmoil in Russia is likely to dominate trading.6 Dec 1998 - 12:00am
The managing director of the International Monetary Fund arrives in Russia this morning on a seemingly mission impossible. Michel Camdessus must try to reconcile the strictures of the IMF's principles with the needs of a country on the edge of an abyss.1 Dec 1998 - 12:00am
President Jiang Zemin could be seen beaming while his Russian counterpart, Boris Yeltsin, was visibly ailing in the brief footage released of the Moscow hospital visit the Kremlin desperately tried to dress up as a 'no-necktie' summit.25 Nov 1998 - 12:00am
Indonesia and the Philippines are being offered Russian jet fighters as Moscow takes advantage of the forum to push military hardware sales.
Diplomatic sources said Russia was keen to expand sales in the region after successful deals involving the MIG 29 and SU-27 fighters.28 Jul 1997 - 12:00am