31 January: US President Barak Obama has praised Georgia's success at institution building during a meeting with President Mikhael Saakashvili in the White House yesterday. Speaking of the future Obama said that "anticipating fair and free elect
31 January: Russia’s energy giant Gazprom exported 150 billion cubic meters of natural gas to Europe in 2011. This is a 8.2% increase year-on-year, but lower than the company’s expectations. (Vedomosti)
30 January: Vladimir Putin's election campaign manager has cast new doubt on the continuance of the ruling tandem by suggesting that President Dmitry Medvedev should do more to support the prime minister's bid to return to the Kremlin.(Moscow Ti
Amongst the gloom of world economists Turkish officials were upbeat as they predicted 4% economic growth this year, and reported a swiftly increasing GDP per capita from some $3,000 in 2002 to around $10,000 last year.
29 January: South Ossetian Opposition leader Alla Dzhioeva, who claims to have won the Presidential elections held in the territory in November, has said that she will install herself as president on 10 th February, accusing the current authorities of fai