The central electoral commission's head Alexander Veshnyakov has called upon the Altai Republic residents in Southern Siberia to be active in the second round of premier elections scheduled for January 6. Alexander Veshnyakov is returning to Moscow today after his meetings with Altai government officials, state assembly deputies and election committee's members. To vie in the second round are Duma deputy, Russian Agrarian Party chairman Mikhail Lapshin and current Altai prime minister Semyon Zubakin. Not less than 50 percent of voters should come to the polling stations for the elections to come off.
US military analysts are concerned about the appearance of a new Russian sniper rifle known as T-5000
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign