Over a thousand Russians are now engaged in first reactor construction at the Bushehr nuclear plant, Iran. They are not going to leave soon, though global developments have taken a bad turn, says Alexander Rumyantsev, Russia's Minister of Nuclear Power Industry. Safety measures are stepped up in overseas Russian-built nuclear plants--two in Pakistan, three in India and another three in China. Same about nuclear research centres in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and Alma Ata, Kazakhstan, and the ten acting nuclear plants in Russia. Interior troops and company security are on round-the-clock watch in the Russian-based power plants, with pioneer alarm and physical monitoring gadgetry in the projects and their vicinity.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea