On Thursday a group of generals and officers of the central apparatus of the Federal Frontier Service of Russia (FPS) together with its director Colonel-General Konstantin Totsky went on a working trip along the 700-km Astrakhan sector of the Russian-Kazakh boarder. RIA Novosti learned from the press service of the North-Caucasian regional department of the Federal Frontier Service that there are a lot of unsettled problems there. Last year trains going from Dushanbe (Tadjikistan's capital) to Astrakhan illegally carried 56 Afghan people, and all in all 1.370 people were detained. Together with customs service goods and cargoes worth 1.5 million roubles (about 50,000 dollars) were removed from smugglers. Poachers were deprived of 34 tons of fish, 90 ships and 108 km of net. The penalties exceeded 1.320 million roubles.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
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