Russian Deputy Prime Minister Viktor Khristenko will start a working visit to Madrid today. He will meet with Rodrigo Rato, who is the chairman of the Russian-Spanish governmental commission for trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation and the Spanish Economy Minister. They will discuss a wide range of questions on economic and trade cooperation between Russia and Spain and some other issues. In particular, Khristenko and Rato sill consider interactions between Russia and the European Union. The Russian Deputy PM is also going to meet with the leadership of the Spanish trade and industrial chamber. He will complete his visit and return to Moscow on October 20.
On December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, its thirty articles enshrining basic and fundamental rights guaranteeing dignity of the human person and equality for all, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. A pipe dream?
Vladimir Putin's aircraft landed on Hmeymim airbase of the Russian Air Force in Syria in the morning of December 11