Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister Aleksei Kudrin and Head of the IMF Mission Gerard Belanger discussed cooperation between Russia and the International Monetary Fund and the condition and the short-term prospects of the Russian economy. The meeting was held as part of the work of the IMF mission. The second final meeting between the Vice Premier and the Head of the IMF meeting is to be held till December 11.
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