The following documents were signed on Monday in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese Chairman Jiang Zemin:
- a Russian-Chinese Agreement on the Extradition of Convicts;
- a Protocol to the Agreement on the Creation and Organizational Principles of Regular Meetings between the Prime Ministers of Russia and China as signed by the governments of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China on June 27th, 1997 /on creation of a sub-commission on cooperation in the tourist sphere/;
- an Agreement between the Federal Service of Tax Police of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Security of the People's Republic of China on Cooperation in the Sphere of Combating Breaches of Tax Legislation and Other Economic Crimes;
- an Agreement between the Central Bank of Russia and the People's Bank of China on Organization of an Information Exchange and on Training of Personnel in the Sphere of Combating Legalization of the Laundering of Ill-gotten Income and Financing of Terrorism, and in the Sphere of Currency Control;
- a Memorandum on Mutual Understanding between the Russian Bank of Foreign Trade and the Bank of China on the Opening of a 10-year Credit Line for the Russian Bank of Foreign Trade of up to 200 Million US Dollars to Finance Export of Chinese Equipment to Russia.
Before that, Vladimir Putin and Jiang Zemin had signed a Joint Declaration of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China. That makes it six documents all in all.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War