The successful completion of talks on accession to the WTO is among Russia's top priorities this year, Russian Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin announced when opening a conference of heads of the customs services of the European region of the World Customs Organization today. Russia has no intention of joining the WTO on arbitrary terms though, the official pointed out. The year 2004 is nothing but a desirable deadline, and the final results will depend on the talks, Kudrin emphasized.
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