Russian President Vladimir Putin will today hold a conference to discuss military allowances, the president said at a Kremlin meeting with Cabinet Ministers. According to him, "we should finally eliminate all controversies that still exist between the departments." "All these problems should be solved as soon as possible," he said. In connection with the actively launched drafting of the 2003 budget, the head of state also called on government officials to pay attention to the necessity to "think in advance" about funding the liquidation of "stockpiles of old idled armaments." According to him, they form "a ballast" and "we no longer need them," but "they very often pose and may be fraught with environmental threats." The president stressed that this primarily concerned chemical weapons and other types of outdated armaments.
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