Moscow sees the priority task for the CIS today in making its activities more specific. This is what the report on the results of the CIS activities over the past decade says. The report was prepared for the jubilee summit of the Commonwealth currently under way in Moscow. According to the working group which was in charge of the report, the CIS has played a stabilising role in the development of independent states despite the obvious evolution crises. The Commonwealth today is largely an irreplaceable instrument of cooperation between the member states but its potential is still to be realised to the full. To this end, joint efforts should be directed to those areas which meet common interests and can prove most effective, Russian experts believe.
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