US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld will pay a one-day visit to Baku supposedly on December 15 in the context of his tour of the South Caucasian countries - Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia. RIA Novosti was told about it in the US Embassy to Azerbaijan. In the opinion of Azerbaijani experts, the visit by Donald Rumsfeld will be a new starting point in relations between the United States and the countries of this region, and will give a possibility to learn in detail the position of the USA with regard to settling the conflicts there.
Forest fires in Siberia have been raging for three months already. They have become a disaster not only of Russian, but of global scale. The fires have already scorched 12 million hectares of land