Addressing the 10th congress of the Yabloko Association in Moscow, Yabloko leader Grigory Yavlinsky said the association supports the military reform and welcomes the Russian president's decision to switch over to a contract army. Speaking about the country's foreign policy, Yavlinsky noted that "President Putin made the right choice after September 11th when he opted for Russian statehood." Today, Yabloko unites 12,700 members from 56 regional organisations. According to Yavlinsky, the major decision made at the 10th congress was to transform the association into a political party. The delegates still have to discuss the party's program and Statute and adopt a Democratic Manifesto and an address to the nation, which is called "The Road to Freedom."
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