One should not fear "all kind of instruments which make business transparent for the state," Russian President Vladimir Putin said answering the questions of the participants in the World Economic Forum about the banking reform and struggle against money-laundering. According to him, it is necessary "to formulate rules under which criminal elements will not be able to operate." The president stressed that he supports the struggle against corruption and laundering of illegally earned money. Vladimir Putin also noted that the new body which is now called "financial intelligence" would be called upon to watch observance of bank secrets and closely interact with many agencies, among them the Ministry of Finance.
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