Vladimir Zhirinovsky has been re-elected chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia. Zhirinovsky won the votes of 198 out of 221 delegates at the party's 13th congress, underway in Moscow. Other candidates included Yelena Afanasyeva, coordinator of the LDPR's Orenburg Region organisation, and LDPR deputy chairman Alexei Mitrofanov. The congress has elected the party's 12-member Supreme Council and three-member Central Auditing Commission.
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18