Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko are discussing the problems of the Union State of Russia and Belarus at the Green Parlour of the Grand Kremlin Palace, a RIA Novosti correspondent reports. The arrival of the Belarussian leader will make it possible to once again discuss the Union State's problems, Vladimir Putin stressed opening the meeting. According to him, the visit by the president of Belarus will give a chance to also discuss bilateral problems in the "applied regime".
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