Emir of Qatar sheikh Hamad, bin Khalifa Al-Thani arrives in Moscow on Monday on an official two-day visit, reported the Qatar embassy to Moscow on Friday. According to information provided by the Qatar diplomatic mission the Emir is going to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and chairmen of the lower and upper houses of the Russian parliament. Qatar is a small Arab state in the eastern part of the Arabian peninsula with a territory of 11,400 sq km and the size of the population amounting to 600,000 of whom only 120,000 are natives. According to expert estimates the gross domestic product of the country will make 16.8 billion dollars this year. Fifty percent of the GDP falls on the oil and gas industry.
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