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.
According to a source in the Russian Defence Ministry, Russia started deploying elite commando units in eastern Libya. Russian GRU officers, mercenaries and advisors have arrived in Libya