The Lenin Mausoleum will close by December 29 to conduct planned prophylactic work, according to the Moscow City Information Center. The work is conducted once a year and takes approximately 1.5 months to complete. During that time, specialists from the Center of Biomedical Technology will conduct important procedures necessary to further preserve the body of Lenin. The procedures will include applying a new balsam solution to his skin and dressing him in a new suit.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge