Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov wants Russia and NATO to form an entirely new partnership. Commenting on British Premier Tony Blair's initiative concerning new prospects for the Russia-NATO relationship, Ivanov said the issue was being actively discussed. Touching on the most promising aspects of Russia-NATO relations, the minister named measures to combat terrorism, drug trafficking and transborder crime.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea
President Vladimir Putin has not released an official statement yet about his position on the issue of the pension reform in Russia