Work will be organized for creating good weather conditions during the St. Petersburg summit on May 30-31, said Presidential Plenipotentiary Valentina Matvienko on May 20 after a session of the organizational committee for preparation and conduct of the international summit. She said that a definitive weather forecast for the days of the summit is not yet completed; however, the organizational committee is working on technical questions with the Defence Ministry and the Pulkovsky observatory in order to conduct work for creating good weather conditions if the need arises. 'The most important thing is the good mood of the citizens, which relieves any weather,' said Matvienko. She also said that 'We shall try to make sure that there won't be any rain, although weather forecasters are predicting not very high temperatures.'
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
The Buk system that shot down MH17 belonged to the 53rd SAM missile brigade of the Russian Ministry of Defense, investigators say after looking at a few pictures on the net
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War