Appearing Tuesday at a press-conference in Helsinki, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov offered the opinion that the line-up of political parties in the lower chamber of the Russian parliament would hardly change after December 7 elections.
"Public opinion polls indicate that the power structure will not undergo any dramatic alteration and the bills submitted will be passed next year," he said.
He also see no reasons for the economic course being pursued to undergo any change after the coming elections.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge