Three Chinese citizens detained in December 2001 in Novosibirsk (Siberia) for illegal border crossing were deported from Russia, according to the ruling of one of local courts.
The Chinese using fake documents attempted to get to Germany via Russia's territory. The perpetrators were detained at Tolmachyovo airport in Novosibirsk during the passport control procedure prior to boarding the Frankfurt flight. Since their detention the Chinese were kept in custody in one of local pre-trial detention centres.
Russia's Ambassador to Belarus, Mikhail Babich, said that Moscow would treat any military intervention in the affairs of Belarus as an attack on Russia
The month of October was rich with rare astronomical phenomena.