The Uraza holiday, which signifies for the Moslems the end of the sacred month of Ramadan, is celebrated in Turkmenistan on Monday. In reply to the request of the elders of the country, with the aim of reviving traditions and customs, President Saparmurat Niyazov has issued a decree to proclaim Uraza-Bairam a day off. Officially, the Uraza in Tajikistan has been celebrated for the fourth year now. During the Ramadan the believers keep the fast which ends on Monday by a common service Id al-Fitr, after that the Moslems congratulate each other on the holiday.
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities