An agreement on writing off 46% of the former USSR's debt to Czech Republic has been reached in Prague today. The agreement stipulates that the remaining part of the debt will be restructured until 2020. This information was announced by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov at a press conference in Prague.
Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, who was accredited for the press conference by Vladimir Putin from Dozhd (Rain) television channel, asked Putin about competition at the coming election
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign