The State Council of Russia will hold a Kremlin session on December 19. Support of small and medium-sized businesses is on the session's agenda. The presidential press service reported that Vladimir Putin had signed the instruction on convening the State Council. Sources in the presidential administration informed that Vladimir Putin had determined the topic of the forthcoming session. The State Council will gather in December session for the fifth time after the presidential decree on establishing this consultative body was signed.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea