The Russian oil company Tatneft is expected to suffer about $1bn in lost revenue from contracts in Iraq, the company's press service reported to RBC referring to Khamit Kaveet, Deputy General Director of the Tatneft foreign economic division. At the beginning of March 2003, Tatneft's staff (26 people) left Iraq. They had been working under a contract with Zarubezhneft and were to drill 45 wells at fields of the Iraqi North Oil Company. This contract as well as Tatneft's contract for drilling 33 well was officially approved by the UN Security Council.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
The Buk system that shot down MH17 belonged to the 53rd SAM missile brigade of the Russian Ministry of Defense, investigators say after looking at a few pictures on the net
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War