Russian border guards have seized 5.3 tons of different drugs at the Tajik-Afghan border since the beginning of 2001, the press centre of the Russian Federal Frontier Service told RIA Novosti on Wednesday. Raw opium and heroin are prevalent among the drugs confiscated by Russian border guards. Afghanistan is the world leader in the production of these drugs. Another haul of raw opium weighing 30 kilogrammes was seized at the Kalai-Khumb sector of the Tajik border last night, the Russian Border Service said.
Chinese military experts are confident that there are only three countries of the world - Russia, the United States and China - that are capable of developing and building fifth generation fighter aircraft