Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister Aleksei Kudrin and Head of the IMF Mission Gerard Belanger discussed cooperation between Russia and the International Monetary Fund and the condition and the short-term prospects of the Russian economy. The meeting was held as part of the work of the IMF mission. The second final meeting between the Vice Premier and the Head of the IMF meeting is to be held till December 11.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea
President Vladimir Putin has not released an official statement yet about his position on the issue of the pension reform in Russia