Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the referendum on the Chechen constitution due next Sunday as a landmark event in the republic's life. Putin said as much at a routine meeting with the Cabinet.
The president instructed the government to continue keeping an eye on social and economic restoration of Chechnya. He reiterated the need for paying damage to those residents of the republic, who lost their homes in the war years.
Putin reported Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev had expressed the intention of assisting Chechnya's restoration and building a block of flats in Grozny. "Our work should be far-reaching," the Russian president said.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year