A RIA Novosti correspondent reports that opponents have gathered outside the building of the Federation Council to protest the land Code under the slogan "No to the sale of Russian Land!" The left-wing of the Communist Party organised the demonstration, which numbers about 400 people. The party has long been against the introduction of the Land Code. The document itself is being considered by the Federation Council on Wednesday. It had been a source of contention for months between the right wing majority and left wing of the State Duma, but it was eventually adopted by deputies.
Putin made his first public comment on the subject of the recent decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel