Pavel Globa, one of Russia's most prominent astrologists, predicts that the coming year will be very successful for Russia. "The political and economic developments will be very positive for the country's development," and 2002 will be pave the way for "crucial changes" which will take place in the next years, he said at a press conference on Friday. The astrologist predicts that "no crises will be expected" in the economy, and "reforms will be gradually continued." As for politics, Russia will "acquire the status of a superpower," the astrologist claims. According to him, Vladimir Putin's policy "will be aimed at the maintenance of justice and legitimacy in the country."
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