Death penalty is an integral part of the struggle against drug trafficking, Russian State Duma (lower house) deputy Nikolai Kovalyov said on Friday. Kovalyov is deputy head of the State Duma Security Committee and head of the Duma Anti-Corruption Committee. About three percent of the world's population are addicted to drugs. The turnover of drug traffickers reaches $400 billion, about eight percent of the world trade. According to statistics cited by Deputy Health Minister Yevgeny Detkov, the number of teenagers addicted to drugs is twice the number of adult drug addicts. Of 1,000 young men, 148 are confident that they will not be taken to court.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said