Russian president Vladimir Putin highly assesses active cooperation between the power structures of Russia and the United States. According to a RIA Novosti correspondent, Vladimir Putin thus voiced his opinion, opening the meeting with US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in the Kremlin on Saturday. The Russian leader remarked that collaboration between the two power structures was an important part of the bilateral cooperation, creating the necessary atmosphere of confidence between the two countries. The meeting with the US president in Shanghai contributed to the rapprochement between the power structures, including the secret services, said the Russian head of state.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea
President Vladimir Putin has not released an official statement yet about his position on the issue of the pension reform in Russia