Presidential press secretary Alexei Gromov announced today that President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov had discussed the situation on the global financial and commodity markets during a Kremlin meeting this morning. Kasyanov also informed the president about preparations for the State Duma's third reading of the 2002 budget, as well as bills connected with military reform. Moreover, other issues were discussed, in particular, the privatisation programme for next year.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities