The State Duma has invited Press Minister Mikhail Lesin to deliver a speech at a meeting of the Lower House of parliament on February 6. He was asked to report on the state information policy and the freedom of speech observance in Russia. This invitation was initiated by deputy Viktor Pokhmelkin of the Union of Right Forces.
An unidentified man wielding a knife attacked civilians in the Church of Notre Dame in the French city of Nice. Three people were killed, several others were hospitalised with injuries.One of the victims was beheaded