An expedition, Himalayas-2001, has left Tomsk (west of the Urals) for India. The main idea of this unusual and difficult project, which has been given the name "On the Rafts of Everest," is to conquer the Himalayan summits by original methods. The expedition members plan to travel hundreds of kilometres along mountain rivers on rafts and catamarans, reaching heights of more than 7,000 metres and flying over the main Himalayan range in paragliders. The city administration's sport and tourism department in conjunction with the Association of Tomsk Rafters, which was set up a month ago, is behind the project. Six people are taking part in the expedition, including mountaineers, parachutists, paragliders and water sportsmen.
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