Russian cosmonauts Vladimir Dezhurov and Mikhail Tyurin, members of Expedition Two to the International Space Station (ISS,) commenced a spacewalk at 1:16 p.m. Moscow time. Their mission in space is to prepare the Pirs docking unit to receive space ships, as well as to conduct scientific research on the ISS surface. The Russian Mission Control reported that the cosmonauts would spend 5.5 hours in the open space.
Selim Bensaad, the great-grandson of Joseph Stalin, wrote an open letter to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. In the letter, Bensaad pointed out the need to dissolve the United Nations