On Monday the Chinese defense minister Chi Haotan left Beijing for Moscow to take part in a regular session of defence ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states. The session will be held on May 15. Defense ministers from Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are expected to discuss issues of armed forces cooperation within the SCO framework, cooperation in combating international terrorism, securing regional stability and some other problems. Besides, there are plans to hold a separate meeting of the Chinese and Russian defense ministers.
Malaysia needs Russia's assistance in maintaining and repairing Su-30MKM fighter jets
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that US army bases will not appear on the southern Kuril Islands in the even Russia delivers them to Japan
Posters for the play "Adam and Eve. Life after Paradise" with pictures of dancers Arsen Aghamalyan and Oksana Vasilyeva were banned in the city of Tver, Central Russia