Today, speaking at a press conference, British Ambassador to Russia, Sir Roderic Lyne said the two countries had never been as close as now. He reminded that British Prime Minister, Tony Blair had met with President Putin at least 10 times over the past 3 years. The Ambassador believes this has no precedent. According to him, fundamental changes have occurred in relations between Russia and Great Britain and continued by saying, 'As concerns all the most important issues, we are on the same side and we are partners'.
Mr. Lyne added that his country would like to see Russia in the World Trade Organisation as soon as possible because it would increase the competitiveness of Russia's companies . 'Competition', he said, 'is great. It stimulates the growth of economy'.
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