Known Russian economist, member of Russian parliament's expert council on bank activity and exchange markets Alexander Khandruyev thinks it inexpedient to drastically change the proportion of USD and euro in the structure of Russia's gold and currency reserves. The share taken by euro in the country's gold and currency reserves depends on how dynamically the structure of Russian exports, predominantly consisting of raw materials, will be changing. As of now, the expert said, for Russia it is more economical to pay in USD than in euro.
Russia may terminate all kinds of military and military-technical relations with Israel, including the agreement on the exchange of reconnaissance data
The Ilyushin 20 (Il-20) military electronic reconnaissance aircraft of the Russian Air Force with 14 servicemen on board that went off radar screens off the coast of Syria was shot down by Syrian air defense systems over the Mediterranean Sea