Russia suggests creating a consortium with Iran to produce equipment and construct electric power plants in Iran and in third countries.
This initiative lies in the draft programme that was recently approved by the Russian government - The Long-Term Programme for the Development of Trade, Economic, Industrial, Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran for the Period of up to 2012.
The draft programme also provides for cooperation with Iran in using non-traditional sources of electric energy /wind and sun/ and also in the construction of small hydroelectric power stations.
As the government information department pointed out, the draft programme had been coordinated with the Russian Foreign Ministry and other federal departments concerned. It envisages "an exchange of information about legislative acts that regulate foreign trade and economic cooperation in both countries, and also about export goods and the situation on the markets."
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