President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin once again commissioned the Defense Ministry to analyze the process of paying allowances to servicemen, so that they "don't suffer losses while switching to a new payment system" at a session today. Deputy Premier, Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin reported this in an interview with journalists. He also stressed that "the process of switching all financial matters of the defense institution to the federal treasury will be conducted in accordance with a schedule."
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