Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a letter to Mrs Heather Mills-McCartney, the wife of Sir Paul McCartney, the presidential press service reported.
In his letter, Vladimir Putin laid out Russia's position on the problem of the Ottawa Convention Banning Landmines, recently discussed in the Kremlin, the press service reported.
In late May, Vladimir Putin had a Kremlin meeting with the legendary ex-Beatles Paul McCartney who gave a concert in Red Square. McCartney's wife who also attended the meeting wondered if the Russian president knew about the campaign for banning landmines that her husband and she were waging, and whether Russia could join this campaign.
Vladimir Putin called this effort very useful. Its consideration at the state level requires diplomatic and military expert co-ordination, said Vladimir Putin.
On January 15, it was reported that the Russian government began to develop sanctions against several officials at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)