The documents for introducing the ruble as the single currency to circulate in Russia and Belarus starting on January 1, 2005, are almost ready, Belarusian Prime Minister Sergey Sidorsky announced at a meeting of the council of ministers of the Russia-Belarus Union. In particular, according to Sidorsky, preparation of a document on indirect taxation was virtually completed. "Today we will take it for a final discussion in order to include it on the agenda of the upcoming meeting of the Supreme State Council of the Russia-Belarus Union", the official specified.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said