14,000 leaders and active members of organised criminal groups were tracked down this year and charged with a total of almost 30,000 crimes, announced Alexander Chekalin, the deputy head of the Russian interior ministry and the chief of its Public Security Service, at a public security police conference that opened on Thursday in Vologda, the center of the Vologda region of Russia's Northwestern Federal District. It is public security police /which constitutes two thirds of Russian police/ who's "responsible for maintaining order on the Russian territory," said Chekalin. All in all 400 investigations into grave crimes went to court and 107 contract killings were exposed since the beginning of the year. During the same period, departments for combatting corruption staved off more than 21,000 offences against government service and local self-governing bodies. The number of persons proved guilty of malfeasance in general and bribery in particular has grown by 20% and 15%, respectively.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
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