As Yuri Luzhkov, the Mayor of Moscow, said at a press conference, he will not try and make Siberian rivers flow backwards. 'Information that I have made such a ridiculous suggestion to President', he said, 'is wrong.'
Mr. Luzkov explained that his suggestion concerned using 5% to 7% of the flood waters of the Irtysh and Ob rivers, which could be sold to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. According to the Mayor, these countries are prepared to buy water. Mr. Luzhkov added that he had studied the data and concluded that this project was very advantageous for Russia and that, as a good citizen, he must inform President of this. 'I am convinced', he concluded, 'that my suggestion will be accepted. Especially considering the fact that similar projects are already being carried out in France and China.'
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year