Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to report on Russia's role and missions in the Asia-Pacific region in the 21st century at the APEC business forum in Shanghai, Moscow's diplomatic sources said. According to the sources, Putin is to address about 700 business circles representatives of the APEC countries. The Russian President is to participate in the APEC leaders' meeting and to hold several bilateral meetings in Shanghai, the sources said.
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