Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Chairman of the European Commission Romano Prodi in Moscow today. As the president's press office announced, Mr Prodi is arriving in Moscow today on a short official visit. Mr Putin and Mr Prodi will discuss relations between Russia and the EU as well as preparations for the upcoming Russia-EU summit in Saint Petersburg. Furthermore, Mr Prodi will tell Mr Putin about the results of the special EU summit and EU leaders' assessment of the situation in Iraq.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War