Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov has held conference, at the Russian White House, with the executives of the country's 11 major petroleum companies discussing latest development in the petroleum markets and possible stabilization measures, according to the governmental information board. The premier held a similar conference on November 23, 2001 which brought forth a decision to cut Russian petroleum exports by a daily 50,000 barrels in the fourth quarter year. Today, the conferees are expected to discuss the government and petroleum companies' action in the first quarter of 2002 and second quarter prospects.
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