One of the most popular Soviet and Russian film directors Eldar Ryazanov died on November 30, 2015. Many of his comedies have gone down in history as classics of Soviet cinematography. Every year, on December 31, while preparing for New Year festivities, all Russians watch his immortal motion picture "Irony of Fate, or Enjoy the Steam!"
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a briefing in Beijing that the question about the shipment of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria had not been resolved yet. However, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said that S-300 missile systems had been delivered to Syria last month
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems