The Rescue Operation Center reported that four Russian citizens are on board the stranded Isabella raft. A total of 632 passengers and 130 crew members are on board. According to information from the Isabella, nobody has been injured and there are no panic on board. The Isabella banked on rocky bottom south of the Langsnes island (the Aland archipelago) at 1 AM, local time. Preliminary examination suggests that the passenger raft must be towed to the Marianhamina port in the Alands. The tugs must arrive at the stage by noon, when rescuers decide on their further actions.
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