On the whole, Putin believes that people need to join political parties, as this will bring the parties closer to ordinary life in the country. If federal parties are represented in regional parties, they will have to take into account regional interests. The president said that recent changes to electoral law were aimed at this.
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
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge