The first session of the Interparliamentary Assembly (IPA) of the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) comprising Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Russia and Tajikistan has opened in St. Petersburg Friday. Participants in the session will consider a number of documents regulating the activity of EurAsEC Interparliamentary Assembly, i.e. the status, composition of secretariats and commissions, as well as the organisation's programme. Moreover, the guidelines of EurAsEC IPA cooperation with international organisations, issues of holding a competition to develop the Community's symbols (emblem and flag), draft laws On Accounting and Auditing Fundamentals, and other documents are also expected to be considered. At the session of EurAsEC IPA headed by Alexander Voitovich, chairman of the Belarussian parliament, Russia is represented by Gennady Seleznev, speaker of the State Duma (lower parliamentary house).
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities