A working group on Russia's joining the WTO will discuss at its regular session, due to take place January 23-24 in Geneva, issues of foreign companies' access to the Russian services market, the Russian Economic Development and Trade Ministry has told RIA Novosti. The attention during the consultations with WTO members will be focused on five basic sectors: financial services, telecommunication and some professional services. As of today, the working group consists of 63 countries.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea
President Vladimir Putin has not released an official statement yet about his position on the issue of the pension reform in Russia