It is for the first time since the re-establishment of Lithuania's independence in 1990 that a Lithuanian cultural festival will be held in Moscow on April 22-24.
According to the Vilnius municipality, Muscovites will see performances of the Lithuanian national theatre starring actors who have been famous in Russia since the Soviet times, film shows and an exhibition by the founder of modern Lithuanian painting, Micalojus Ciurlenis. Lithuanian pop groups are also to perform.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a briefing in Beijing that the question about the shipment of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria had not been resolved yet. However, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said that S-300 missile systems had been delivered to Syria last month
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