While in Chuvashia, Chairman of the Audit Chamber of the Russian Federation Sergey Stepashin made a report on the Chamber's activities in 2001. According to him, violations were registered worth 250bn rubles (about $8.3bn) and 5bn (about $167m) were returned to the budget. 56 criminal cases have been filed this year, compared to only 24 over the previous five years in total. "This is the result of our activities, I mean our joint activities with law-enforcement bodies, i.e. the Prosecutor's Office, the Federal Security Service and the Interior Ministry," he said.
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18