Vice Premier, Minister of Agriculture Alexei Gordeyev, paying a routine visit to Italy, met Saturday with top managers of Fiat company. Their negotiations featured the issue of bilateral cooperation in the sphere of agricultural machinery production, including a joint venture for producing tractors in the Ryazan Region. Italian delegation already visited the region in September; during that visit, industrial capacities of plants to be involved in the venture have been inspected. Besides, Russian Vice Premier visited a conveyor and an exhibition hall of Ferrari company where he was shown their last models.
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