Speaker of the Russian State Duma Gennady Seleznev said that the Lower House of the parliament would be oriented in its work on improving the life of the Russian people. While speaking at the opening of the spring session of the State Duma on Wednesday, Gennady Seleznev emphasised that "assistance should be given to a third of Russia's population who is below the poverty line and also to the unemployed whose number, according to the official data, exceeds six million, as well as to small-income families and to homeless children." The spring session will last till the middle of June, 2002.
Russia may terminate all kinds of military and military-technical relations with Israel, including the agreement on the exchange of reconnaissance data
The Kremlin is very concerned about the events related to the crash of the Il-20 Russian military aircraft in Syria