President of the Transdniestrian republic of Moldova Igor Smirnov won at the presidential elections held on December 9. According to the preliminary data provided by the central electoral commission, 80 percent of electors voted in his favour. A total of 65 percent of Transdniestria's voters, the self-proclaimed republic on Moldovan territory, took part in the elections. Igor Smirnov has been elected president of the Transdniestrian Moldovan republic for a third time. The final results will be officially announced in five days.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea
President Vladimir Putin has not released an official statement yet about his position on the issue of the pension reform in Russia