Security forces in Saint Petersburg are taking precautionary measures in light of yesterday's tragic events on the Moscow underground. As Rosbalt was informed by the regional department of the Russian Interior Ministry, the police are now on patrol in greater numbers and they are now keeping closer surveillance over Underground stations and other vital facilities such as railway stations, airports and ports.
All Underground stations are being checked by specialists with specially trained search dogs. Other precautionary steps are also being taken including a careful check on the train carriages.
Ministerial staff have asked the city's residents to be patient and understanding about the necessity of such measures.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge