A majority of Russian citizens (57%) are convinced that Russia shouldmaintain contacts with Iraq, Iran, North Korea and other countries that inthe US government's opinion, pose a threat to the world. This data wasreceived during a poll conducted by the Russian National Public OpinionResearch Center (VCIOM) on August 21-27 in 83 cities and towns of 33regions of Russia. In total, 1,600 Russians were polled (the error rate is3.8%). Only 27% of the respondents approved of a possible US militaryaction against Iraq and the other countries, and 53% of the people polledwere against such an intervention. In the opinion of 70% of Russians, the acts of terrorism of September 11,2001 affected the entire world (80% of Russians shared this view shortlyafter the terrorist acts). 77% of the respondents believe that PresidentPutin was right in providing full support for the US actions againstinternational terrorism. At the same time less than one fourth of therespondents (24%) consider these actions successful, 56% consider themunsuccessful, and 5% reckon that these actions are having the oppositeeffect, leading to a rise in terrorism. .
Russia will complete the operation of the Soyuz booster rocket already in 2019. It goes about the booster, which Russia currently uses for manned space flights to the International Space Station