Russian and Georgian MPs are expected to gather next week to discuss the situation around the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict, Speaker of the Russian State Duma, or the lower parliamentary house, Gennady Seleznyov said opening a Duma plenary session Wednesday. The Georgian parliamentary delegation will be led by Parliament Speaker Zurab Zhvaniya, according Seleznyov. Russian members of parliament are going to hold a number of meetings with their Georgian colleagues to be dominated by the developments in Abkhazia, self-proclaimed republic in Georgia's territory, and ways of settling the crisis, said Seleznyov.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea
President Vladimir Putin has not released an official statement yet about his position on the issue of the pension reform in Russia