The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources is intending to conduct the ecological monitoring of the northern part of the Caspian Sea. On Monday Ivan Glumov, deputy Minister of Natural Resources, said this at a press conference in Moscow. According to him, the Caspian Sea is now polluted and it can't cope with it through self-cleaning. At the same time he noted that inflowing waters are the main source of pollution rather than companies that are developing and extracting oil at the Russian Caspian shelf. Glumov cited a floating drilling plant of the LUKoil Shelf company as an example. It operates without discharging processed rock. The Deputy Minister said that a decision had been taken to use a null-discharge technology as a basis for drilling works while developing and extracting oil and gas in the Caspian Sea. Glumov also said that "the Russian potential sector of the Caspian shelf boasts approximately 2 billion tons of hydrocarbons but it is not the final figure."
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