A forward team of Russian government officials is heading for Afghanistan Friday "to establish working contacts with the leadership of Afghanistan's legitimate government." Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said the team comprises officials of the Defense Ministry, the Foreign Ministry, and the Emergencies Ministry. Ivanov is leading a coordinating team on Afghanistan.
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