The Russian government's decision to approve the Kyoto climate change treaty has been hailed by the European Union and environmental groups.
The Kyoto Protocol sets targets for greenhouse &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/comp/2002/10/15/38186.html ' target=_blank>gas emissions, which many scientists believe are causing the Earth to warm at an unnatural rate.
The cabinet has sent it to parliament to be ratified, where &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/main/18/88/350/14128_Putin.html ' target=_blank>President Putin's supporters hold a two-thirds majority.
The US, the biggest greenhouse gas producer, has not signed the treaty, BBC News reported.
"The fate of the &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/economics/2003/01/20/42258.html ' target=_blank>Kyoto Protocol depends on Russia. If we ... rejected ratification, we would be the ones to blame," Deputy Foreign Minister Yury Fedotov told the Cabinet meeting.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
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