Georgia is in a deep political crisis, State Duma (lower house of parliament) Speaker Gennady Seleznyov, currently on an official visit in Slovakia, told a news conference. "The dismissal of the Georgian government and the resignation announcement of the Georgian parliament's speaker is the republic's internal affair", Seleznyov said. "We shall not interfere with it," he stressed. According to him, "Russia, however, is interested in the stabilization of the situation in Georgia as soon as possible." The State Duma Speaker reminded those present of the November meeting of "The Caucasian Parliamentary Four" in St. Petersburg and expressed his high hopes that the acting speaker of the Georgian parliament would participate in it.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said