The council of the parliamentary group Federation nominated Sergei Mironov for speakership of the Federation Council, Russia's upper parliamentary house. Federal President Vladimir Putin approves the nomination, reports Vyacheslav Khizhnyakov, his envoy to the house. Mr. Mironov is city councillor of St. Petersburg.
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