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Russian regional set-up: federal but hyper-centralised

Russian regional set-up: federal but hyper-centralised

September 18, 2013 Lyudmila Nazdracheva, special to RBTH Asia Pacific

Australia’s federal system is pretty straightforward in comparison to Russia’s. Inherited from Soviet Union structures, which were highly integrated, the Russian Federation has no less than 83 regional jurisdictions.

Russia expects UN to support its Sea of Okhotsk shelf claim in early 2014

Russia expects UN to support its Sea of Okhotsk shelf claim in early 2014

August 21, 2013 RIA Novosti

Moscow expects the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) to decide on the Russian claim to the Sea of Okhotsk shelf in the first half of 2014, Denis Khramov, Russian deputy minister of natural resources and ecology, told RIA Novosti news agency.

Japan, Russia launch territorial row talks in Moscow

Japan, Russia launch territorial row talks in Moscow

August 20, 2013 RIA Novosti, translated version

Russian deputy foreign minister Igor Morgulov and his Japanese counterpart Shinsuke Sugiyama held a meeting in Moscow on Monday. The two sides discussed bilateral and international cooperation, including the issue of a peace treaty and prospects for expanding economic cooperation.

Russia resubmits Sea of Okhotsk shelf claim

Russia resubmits Sea of Okhotsk shelf claim

August 19, 2013 Alexander Gasyuk, Rossiyskaya Gazeta

The Russian delegation to the UN formally submitted a claim to the continental shelf of the Sea of Okhotsk on 16 August. The shelf, measuring 56,000 sq.km., is of strategic importance to Moscow and may be officially recognized as part of Russian territory next spring.

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