Popular Hollywood director Steven Spielberg is willing to donate 1.5 million dollars "to help address the immediate and long term needs resulting from Hurricane Katrina."
According to the AP Spielberg said in a statement that the donation will be split equally between the American Red Cross for immediate relief and the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund for long term recovery efforts.
"Although the Spielbergs generally make their donations anonymously, they are making these public to further encourage others to make donations of any amount," the statement said.
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