The key task facing the Russian science is to preserve scientific potential and develop innovation programmes, Ilya Klebanov, vice-premier of the Russian government, stated. According to him, the government will soon adopt a resolution on support for academic youth. He also said that a conference involving ministries of education and industry and technologies will be held January 8, 2002. The conference will discuss main directions in scientific sphere for the next 8-10 years. The results of the conference will be submitted to the council for science under the Russian president for consideration, Ilya Klebanov said. He also reported that in 2002 state orders for scientific organisations will be formed.
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