An agreement on military-technological cooperation was signed in Managua by the Russian Federation and the Republic of Nicaragua. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry's department of information and press, this document "lays a legal foundation for development of contacts in this sphere between Russia and Nicaragua, and provides favourable conditions for intensifying bilateral partnership". This agreement, signed on the eve of general elections in Nicaragua, is "another evidence of the general positive development" of Russian-Nicaraguan relations based on principles of mutual benefit and continuity, said at the ministry.
Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, who was accredited for the press conference by Vladimir Putin from Dozhd (Rain) television channel, asked Putin about competition at the coming election
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign