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Title: Myanmar-Russia Relations -- Wikipedia
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 07 March 2009


Title: МИНИСТЕРСТВО ИНОСТРАННЫХ ДЕЛ РОССИЙСКОЙ ФЕДЕРАЦИИ
Description/subject: This is a blind link as I do not read Russian. It came from Wikipedia under the heading "Myanmar–Russia relations"
Language: Russian
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar%E2%80%93Russia_relations
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2016


Individual Documents

Title: President U Htin Kyaw meets Vladimir Putin discusses bi-lateral relations - See more at: http://www.mizzima.com/news-international/president-u-htin-kyaw-meets-vladimir-putin-discusses-bi-lateral-relations#sthash.eCaNKOWC.dpuf
Date of publication: 20 May 2016
Description/subject: "resident U Htin Kyaw, met Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin yesterday during his visit to attend a Summit commemorating the 20th anniversary of ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Partner Relations, state media reported. The two leaders discussed matters relating to investment by Russian entrepreneurs in Myanmar’s oil and natural gas sector, resumption of air transport between Moscow and Yangon, the providing of technical assistance to No 2 Steel Mill (soon to be opened in Shan State), energy sector investors’ need to consider social responsibility and cooperation in cultural, tourism and defence sectors. They also discussed matters concerning education exchange programs, the providing of scholarship awards, Russia technology training and other disciplines, the continuation of cooperation in science and technology and ASEAN-Russia cooperation the report said."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Mizzima"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2016


Title: Russia and Myanmar – Friends in Need?
Date of publication: 04 September 2015
Description/subject: Abstract: "To date, few political scientists have researched the political, economic, and social relationships between Russia and Myanmar. The two countries, which at first glance may seem to have little in common, have intensified their cooperation in recent years. This article explores the ties between the two countries, not only the historical development and the dimensions of the relationship, but it also examines the current advantages and disadvantages of the relationship. Is Myanmar Russia’s open door to the region in order for it to become a significant player in the Asia-Pacific region? Can Russia provide a ‘counterbalance’ for the smaller Southeast Asian countries against the great powers such as China and India? Will this relationship be a pivotal one for both countries in the future, or will it remain a limited partnership, restricted to particular interests?"..... Keywords: : Russia, Myanmar, Burma, ASEAN, Asia-Pacific
Author/creator: Ludmila Lutz-Auras
Language: English
Source/publisher: Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs , 34, 2
Format/size: html, pdf (262K)
Alternate URLs: http://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/jsaa/
http://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/jsaa/article/view/877/884
Date of entry/update: 07 October 2015


Title: The Burma-Russia Connection
Date of publication: 06 October 2010
Description/subject: "...With connections between the two nations [Russia and Burma] growing, Russia will likely be even more reliable in supporting Burma in the United Nations. Meanwhile, Burma will continue to look at the Russian way of business. Although a Burmese nuclear program may not be as pressing as many believed, it is clear that the generals admire the nuclear leverage that North Korea enjoys. Outside the DSA a sign reads: "We are the victorious warriors of the future."
Author/creator: Alex Ellgee
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2012


Title: Russia, Burma Sign Nuclear Agreement
Date of publication: 01 October 2010
Description/subject: According to a May 15 Russian Atomic Energy Agency (Rosatom) press release, the two governments signed an intergovernmental cooperation agreement in Moscow to establish a “nuclear studies” center in Burma, which will include a 10-megawatt, light water-moderated nuclear reactor. The fuel for the reactor will contain uranium comprised of 20 percent uranium-235. Rosatom Press Secretary Sergey Novikov said May 15 that Russia is planning initially to supply 10 metric tons of fuel for the reactor, Gazeta.ru reported. Nuclear weapons use uranium containing more than 90 percent uranium-235.
Author/creator: Paul Kerr
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.armscontrol.org/act/2007_06/Burma
Date of entry/update: 01 October 2010


Title: Secretive Russia-Burma mine could displace thousands
Date of publication: 01 October 2010
Description/subject: A Russian-backed mining project in Burma’s war-torn Shan State will permanently destroy the homes and farmlands of 7,000 Pa-O villagers, according to a new report by the Pa-O Youth Organization (PYO). Russian and Italian engineering companies are reportedly working together to develop a massive iron ore mine that will "decimate" Mount Pinpet or "Pinetree Mountain" in the eastern Burmese state of Shan.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pa-O Youth Organization (PYO)
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://intercontinentalcry.org/secretive-russia-burma-mine-will-displace-thousands/
Date of entry/update: 01 October 2010


Title: Russia Urges Burma to Cooperate with UN
Date of publication: 23 December 2008
Description/subject: Russia's ambassador to Burma has told Burmese Foreign Minister Nyan Win that Moscow will be in a better position to support the Naypyidaw regime if it cooperates with UN special envoy Ibraham Gambari, according to a leaked written account of their meeting. The secret document, leaked to The Irrawaddy by a Burmese Foreign Ministry source, said the Russian ambassador, Mikhail Mgeladze, reassured Nyan Win of Moscow's continuing support, while urging cooperation with the UN. The two met on December 6 at Nyan Win's office in Rangoon.
Author/creator: Min Lwin
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 October 2010


Title: Why Russia's mum on Myanmar
Date of publication: 10 October 2007
Description/subject: "The current civil and political situation in Myanmar presents an opportunity for several major powers, namely Russia, China, India and the United States. Of these, Moscow has been working in concert with China to maintain the military-led status quo in Myanmar in order to preserve Russian interests. For Russia, Myanmar is of growing economic interest since entering into various arms-for-energy access deals with the poor Southeast Asian country. In May, for example, Russian nuclear equipment export monopoly AtomStroyExport forged an agreement to construct a nuclear research center in Myanmar â�" an arrangement both sides say would be dedicated to only civilian uses, but one that has raised possible proliferation concerns among some Western countries..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asia Times Online
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 07 March 2009


Title: Russia and Burma in nuclear deal
Date of publication: 15 May 2007
Description/subject: Russia has agreed to build a nuclear research centre in Burma, state atomic energy agency Rosatom has said.
Language: English
Source/publisher: BBC News
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 October 2010


Title: Myanmar and Russia: Strengthening Ties
Date of publication: 04 April 2007
Description/subject: "On 20 March 2007, the oil and gas ministry of Kalmykia (a constituent republic of the Russian Federation) signed an agreement with Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) and Singapore's Silver Wave Energy for exploration and production of oil and gas from the B-2 onshore block, which borders India. According to reports quoting the Kalmykia republic's oil and gas minister, Boris Chedyrov, the participation will be "partial" with "only its specialists and drilling crews" taking part. Earlier in 2006, Russia's oil company Zarubezhneft and Myanmar's Energy Ministry signed a production-sharing contract for oil and gas exploration and production in Block M-8 of Mottama offshore fields in Southern Myanmar. Russia's importance for Myanmar was demonstrated earlier this year when it vetoed the US-sponsored resolution on Myanmar in the UN Security Council. Russia's veto (along with that of China's) was welcomed by Myanmar's junta. On several occasions its leadership has thanked Russia for vetoing the resolution, which from Myanmar's viewpoint, marks another cornerstone in its relations with Russia..."
Author/creator: K Yhome
Language: English
Source/publisher: Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi via Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 07 March 2009


Title: Rangoon Forges Closer Ties with Moscow
Date of publication: 05 April 2006
Description/subject: "Amid growing international pressure -- "particularly from the US" -- to institute long-promised democratic reforms, the Burmese junta's lieutenant is likely to seek diplomatic favors from Moscow during his four-day state visit, which ends on Wednesday. According to reports from Moscow, bilateral agreements on cooperation in the oil sector, the fight against drug trafficking and the protection of secret information have been reached between the two countries..."
Author/creator: Aung Lwin Oo
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 07 March 2009