According to Alexei Mordashov, the General; Director of Severstal steel company, the meeting of Mikhail Kasyanov, Russia's Prime Minister, with Donald Evans, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, may speed up the talks concerning not only the abolishing of the Jackson-Vanick Amendment but also steel trade, just a bit over one month remaining till the making by President Bush of a decision on Paragraph 201. Mr. Mordashov is participating in the World Economic Forum as a member of the Russian Delegation, which very importantly coincides in time with the visit to the U.S. of Mr. Kasyanov.
Mr. Mordashov believes Russia is eligible to be excluded from investigation under Paragraph 201. This investigation, if continued, may cause added discrimination against Russian steel makers resulting in the loss of $1,5 milliard in export revenues.
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