I an not planning to quit chairing the Yedinstvo (Unity) party, Sergei Shoigu, the emergency situations minister, told journalists after talking with Valdimir Putin, Russia’s president. The country’s chief rescuer asked “all who are concerned and tell stories” to calm down. “Maybe, time will come when I will make up my mind to quit my leadership in the party, it is going to happen not on at a prompt of one of newspapers,” he added. So the “President’s darling” did respond to yesterday’s publications in the Nezavisimaya Gazeta and Segodnya controlled by Mrssrs. Gusinski and Berezovski (the two oligarchs, currently on the run, are said to have again agreed to “be friends against” the Kremlin).
The combat version of the Russian robotic vehicle Marker will be able to automatically detect and destroy enemy equipment