Vice Premier, Minister of Agriculture Alexei Gordeyev, paying a routine visit to Italy, met Saturday with top managers of Fiat company. Their negotiations featured the issue of bilateral cooperation in the sphere of agricultural machinery production, including a joint venture for producing tractors in the Ryazan Region. Italian delegation already visited the region in September; during that visit, industrial capacities of plants to be involved in the venture have been inspected. Besides, Russian Vice Premier visited a conveyor and an exhibition hall of Ferrari company where he was shown their last models.
U.S. Justice Department is acting behind the scenes to have Assange extradicted from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, and prosecuted in the U.S.