The new simplified transit regime between the Kaliningrad Region and Russia will come into force on July 1, 2003. This was announced at a press conference yesterday by Lithuanian Foreign Minister Antanas Valionis. The minister said that after obtaining a Facilitated Transit Document (FTD), passengers' details will be sent electronically to the Lithuanian Embassy in Moscow and consulates in other cities. Consular staff will travel on all trains between Kaliningrad and Russia and will have a list of passengers intending to travel on each train. The foreign minister also announced that Kaliningrad residents will be able to receive free long-term visas to Lithuania.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year