Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a positive appraisal to the latest U.S.-Russian summit as he opened a meeting with members of the Federal Assembly's international committees in the Kremlin Thursday. To quote President Putin, "even with remaining differences on a number of issues, it can be said that a process is underway, of positive transformation of the relations between Russia and the U.S." However, the sides still have a long way to go, pointed out the Russian Chief Executive. Russia will continue working toward positive development, he assured.
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