The Union of Right Forces (SPS) faction has no intention to oppose the government, deputy Yegor Gaydar declared at a session of the coordinating council of the faction dedicated to the first anniversary of State Duma's activities. In his opinion, "this is harmful now." "The government of Mikhail Kasyanov functions ok, approved a good program and is actively implementing it," Gaydar said. The deputy considers the 2001 budget the best one over the past 10 years. However, he didn't except the possibility of the faction opposing the government in the future, RBC announces. "We should accumulate pressure exerted on the government and to stand in opposition to it in those spheres in which it makes mistakes, especially in the sphere of human rights."
On June 16, Geneva hosted the first meeting between presidents of Russia and the USa, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden. After the talks, the presidents, as expected, did not hold a joint press conference