Russian President Vladimir Putin is participating in the annual conference of the Armed Forces' commanders, held in the Defence Ministry. According to Defence Minister Sergey Ivanov, the aim of the forum is to sum up the year 2001, discuss the current issues and define the tasks for next year. He said that academic conferences, lectures and practical studies had been held for three days before the conference.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said