Presidential press secretary Alexei Gromov has refuted reports on the allegedly forthcoming visit by Russian president Vladimir Putin in a comment on foreign media reports. Simultaneously, the Kremlin press service confirmed that a meeting will be held between the Russian president and the British prime minister in London before the end of the current year. Vladimir Putin and Tony Blair agreed on it during a telephone conversation the other day.
An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building