Russia's Supreme Court has obliged the Supreme Court of Yakutia to consider, within the next five days, annulling registration of the candidacy of the republic's incumbent president Mikhail Nikolayev. Mikhail Nikolayev is one of the richest people in Russia. He is running for the third term of presidential office, which is not in line with the republican constitution. Yakutia is known for its natural riches, particularly diamonds.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea