The draft 2002 budget must envisage extra funds for an increase in the military's money allowances, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday as summing up a conference at the defense ministry. Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, on his part, told reporters that the sum at issue is 4 billion rubles. He was hopeful the State Duma, or the lower parliamentary house, will support such an amendment to the draft budget on Friday.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities