Russian integration into the community of free democratic countries is irreversible today, said President Vladimir Putin as he met at the Russian Embassy with top spokesmen of US political and business circles, Thursday night. Contemporary Russia, with its rapid changes, made its historic choice once and for all. Today, it is forming a mature democratic statehood and an efficient and up-to-date market economy, he pointed out. Russia and America always stood side-by-side in crucial days when their sheer survival was at stake. Now that our destiny once again stands face-to-face with history, we shall be more than partners--we can be friends, said the President.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
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
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