8 Uzbek therapists are to spend about a month in Portland, Oregon, New York City, and Washington, D.C., studying scientific detoxification methods, Uzbek First Deputy Health Minister Damin Asadov told a news conference on drug abuse prevention. The trip is designed to introduce the Uzbek doctors to the comprehensive US strategy for drug abuse prevention and HIV control, as well as the existing US systems for drug abuse monitoring and assessment. The number of drug addicts has grown four- to fivefold over the last few years, Asadov noted. He went on to say that, formerly, drug addicts normally did so-called 'soft drugs,' while starting from the mid-1990s, medics have seen a dramatic increase in heroin addiction. Now half the drug cases are addicted to heroin, Asadov said. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which has sponsored the internship, has worked closely together with the Uzbek Health Ministry to draw up a new program designed to heighten public awareness of detoxification techniques.
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