Defending champion Evgeni Plushenko of Russia and Brian Joubert of France, the last two European champs, withdrew from this week's Grand Prix Finals in Tokyo.
The pullout by three-time world champion &to=http://english.pravda.ru/culture/2005/11/27/68569.html' target=_blank>Plushenko wasn't explained by the International Skating Union on Monday, but a bad groin strain forced him to miss this year's worlds.
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria