Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the recent trip of British Prime Minister Tony Blair to countries in the South Asian region, including Afghanistan, was "extremely timely". The Russian head of state voiced his appraisal during a Thursday telephone conversation with Blair, which was held on the initiative of the British side, reports presidential press secretary Alexei Gromov. It was a "no simple mission", which "has made a substantial contribution to joint actions within the framework of the international antiterrorist coalition", stressed Vladimir Putin.
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