Vladimir Lukin, Vice-Speaker of the Russian State Duma, or the lower parliamentary house, has said the United States will come up against serious political problems when it starts rebuilding Iraq after the conflict.
When addressing a news conference at the Novosti agency, Mr Lukin said Americans would have to deal with a nearly completely ruined country.
There is still uncertainty about a would-be interim government of Iraq, added the MP. Will it involve representatives of various ethnicities and religions?
There are two scenarios of Iraq's post-war reconstruction, according to Mr Lukin. The first one envisages the United Nations' central role in the process. The other suggests the US should deal with the situation on its own.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year