On Thursday, 140 congressmen and 51 senators sent letters to the White House on behalf of the House of Representatives and the Senate of the US Congress in which they demanded that President George W. Bush should seek annulment of the new import quotas of American meat and poultry which had been introduced by the Russian government. The congressmen and senators wrote that to solve the given problem they were ready to support any appropriate steps by the White House with regard to Russia, even retaliatory measures. In other words, they were ready to support, if need be, Washington's favourite "arms-twisting" tactics.
Citing the legislators' letters, the spokesman for the White House's press service told the NBC television company that the George W. Bush administration reacted seriously to this problem and at the present time was working over its solution with the Russian side.
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