Head of the press service of the Russian Federation Council Yury Algunov announced in an interview with journalists that he had tendered his resignation today. He refused to give any comments and mentioned that "new rules of the game on the information field make it impossible to work professionally." Algunov was in charge of the Federation Council's press service since the establishment of the parliament's upper house in 1993.
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