The parliamentary campaigns start on September 1, 2003, the and presidential campaign - on December 10, 2003, Head of the Russian Central Elections Commission Alexander Veshnyakov said to the conference on co-operation between elections commissions, state bodies and civil institutes in guaranteeing suffrage. Veshnyakov said that the upgrade of a system allowing for on-line tallies would be completed before the campaigns start. He also mentioned that 37 political federal parties had the right to take part in general and regional elections. Over 18 months after the federal law on political parties came into force, more than 70 constituent and reorganisation party conferences have been held. As many as 51 political parties have been registered with the Justice Ministry. Only 37 parties with their regional branches meeting the required standard can take part in elections at difference levels, Veshnyakov said.
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