Russian mathematician Alexander Manin has been given the King Faisal International Prize which was established by Saudi Arabia. The 1 million-dollar award is given annually in 5 categories. Alexander Manin and another US scientist have become laureates in the category "for scientific achievements" - for a 40-year contribution in mathematics. At present Alexander Manin heads the Max Planck Institution of Mathematics in Bonn.
Representatives of the Russian Defence Ministry said that the missile that shot down the passenger Boeing 777 aircraft over the Donbass on July 17, 2014, was manufactured in 1986