The Russian frontier-guards who serve at the Tajik-Afghan border have given open passage to 77 tons of humanitarian cargoes to Afghanistan. As a RIA Novosti correspondent was told in the press service of the Russian frontier-guards in Tajikistan, on Sunday, at the Farkhor-Kokhul check-point the humanitarian cargo from international humanitarian organisation passed towards Afghanistan. Seventy-seven tons of wheat were handed over to the population of the northern provinces of Afghanistan.
The press service also reported that the servicemen at the Tem-Rechnoi check-point in the section of the Khorog frontier detachment gave open passage from Tajikistan to Afghanistan to thirty-six builders and four ferries with materials and equipment for the construction of an automobile bridge across the Panj River.
Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, who was accredited for the press conference by Vladimir Putin from Dozhd (Rain) television channel, asked Putin about competition at the coming election
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign