Russian and Czech governments will actively promote further business cooperation and bilateral investments. Such was the statement of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov at Russia-Czech Republic economic forum held in Moscow. According to Kasyanov, 'the two countries have always been business partners. Over the last year we have begun drawing closer again.' He said that 15 additional documents had been signed yesterday and 'their implementation will be closely monitored.' The Czech government is interested in attracting Russian investment. 'Russian investors would work in the same conditions as Czech investors,' the Prime Minister added. He also said that the two countries would exchange information about privatisation and new production opportunities. Within he next four to five years Russia will sell AN-70 planes and MI-24 helicopters to Czech republic.
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