Sergei Mironov, Speaker of the Federation Council, or Russia's upper house of parliament, sees no political motives behind the Supreme Arbitration Court's decision to declare the TV6 television channel bankrupt. The aide Dmitry Kuzov made Mironov's stance known to the press on Friday. According to Kuzov, Mironov is certain that this court decision has to it "as much politics as any economic issue" does. Speaker Mironov does not think the liquidation of TV6 will undermine press freedom in Russia, Kuzov said. "Word is impossible to encage, and freedom of speech is an inner state of any person," Mironov was quoted by his aide as saying.
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