In the course of an upcoming visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to South Africa it is planned to sign a treaty of friendship and partnership, says a joint statement issued following Saturday's meeting between the Russian and South African foreign ministers. On Saturday, the ministers initialled this treaty. As is noted in the statement, the treaty will cover the full spectrum of cooperation between the two countries.
US military analysts are concerned about the appearance of a new Russian sniper rifle known as T-5000
Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, who was accredited for the press conference by Vladimir Putin from Dozhd (Rain) television channel, asked Putin about competition at the coming election
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign