From November 8, 2001 to May 16, 2002 Lithuania for the first time will head the Council of Europe. Issues related to the activity of the Council of Europe were discussed by Walter Schwimmer, Secretary General of this international organisation which unites forty-three countries, with the Lithuanian leaders in the last days of October. It was decided that in the coming six months Lithuania would concentrate its attention on the fight against terrorism. With this aim in view, the juridical experience of Europe in combating different forms of terror will be used. It is planned to actively cooperate on these problems with international organisations.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said