New Saint Petersburg Governor Valentina Matvienko thanked the citizens of the city, politicians and especially Russian President Vladimir Putin for the 'political and moral support.' 'It's our victory,' she said. Matvienko promised to continue all the positive undertakings of the previous city administration.
'Saint Petersburg should become the business card of European Russia for all the world. We should become not a window, but a gate to Europe,' she said. According to Matvienko the only things that could prevent the realization of this goal, is 'social passiveness and lack of faith in one's own strength.'
Matvienko intends to 'use the valuable experience of Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov.' 'Though, I'm not promising to wear a cap,' she said. Matvienko thanked the Saint Petersburg City Assembly 'for constructive mutual activity.' 'I don't envision my work without the support of the city's assembly,' she said.
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