The Federation Council, the Upper House of the Russian Parliament, will consider the 2002 budget draft at a meeting on December 26. This information was announced by member of the Federation Council, St. Petersburg governor Vladimir Yakovlev, at a meeting of the Federation Council's economic committee today. He urged members of the committee to elaborate on their proposals concerning the budget before that meeting.
Years of diplomatic conflict resolution efforts in Syria produced no breakthroughs. Washington and its imperial partners want endless war and regime change, not peace.