On Saturday St. Petersburg will host a ceremony of opening a new building of the Russian National Library. It is the largest cultural building constructed in Russia in recent years and "one of the largest libraries in Europe", said the library's director Vladimir Zaitsev.
The new building will contain about 14 million books and magazines published after 1950. Earlier editions will remain in the library's old building situated in the centre of St. Petersburg.
The construction of the new building began in 1985.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to take part in the opening ceremony.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
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