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.
Russia's Foreign Ministry announced retaliatory measures against British diplomats: 23 Britons are to be expelled from the Russian Federation
Acting Russian President Vladimir Putin is winning the presidential election in the country in a landslide victory