Specialists of the local civil defense and emergencies departments started blasting operations in the Kamchatka region. The level of water is the Bystraya river and Bolshoi Vilyuy lake reached a critical level due to ice jams. Specialists reported the that ice blocking of a part of the lake led to a 2-meter rise in the water level in other parts of the lake. These high water levels are threatening to wash away a car bridge and flood two factories.
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