Some of the Russian MPs express fear that as soon as it achieves its ends in Afghanistan, the United States will ditch Russia. Alexei Arbatov, deputy chairman of the Defense Committee in the State Duma, or the lower house of parliament, says that the U.S. may eventually be able to pressure the Taliban into extraditing Osama bin Laden, the prime suspect in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington D.C., and will then quit the region, leaving it to Russia to handle the Afghan war all by itself. Moreover, it may stop all cooperation with Russia in the battle against international terrorism after using this country's help for gaining its own objectives.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year