The 2005 bandy world championship will be held in Kazan, Tatarstan's capital, said Tatar Minister of Youth and Sport Affairs Marat Bariyev. Tatarstan's President Mintimer Shaimiyev and President of the International and Russian Bandy Federation Albert Pomortsev have discussed this issue in Kazan recently. According to the minister, one more skating-rink with artificial ice will be constructed in Kazan for the coming championship. Kazan was also proposed to hold the international Tatar President's prize bandy tournament, the minister added. Its terms will be determined later.
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities