In the first eight months of this year, trade between Russia and Great Britain has increased by 50 percent, up to 2 billion pounds as compared with the respective period of last year. According to the British statistics, Russian exports grew by 59.4 percent to reach 1.5 billion pounds, while Russian imports increased by 25 percent up to 0.5 billion pounds. The trade turnover increase was prompted mostly by doubled growth of oil deliveries to Great Britain. Chemical exports, mostly export of mineral fertilizers, grew 1.5 fold, and there was a 45 percent increase in the deliveries of Russian cars and equipment. Russia mostly imports machines, equipment and transport vehicles which account for nearly half of its imports.
A year after the constitutional referendum of December 4th, 2016 that saw the victory of the NAY and the blatant defeat of the government front that had proposed the referendum, it can be said with certainty that the trauma for the defeated is now past. But there is still fear in them, not so hidden either...
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