It was this Friday that Sergey Stepashin, head of the Russian Book Union and of the Russian Audit Chamber, when meeting with students at the medical college in the capital of Chechnya, Grozny, handed them over 200 copies of fiction, reference books and encyclopaedias.
Among the books delivered are works by the outstanding writers of the 19th and 20th centuries-Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Nikolai Gogol, Ivan Bunin, France's Balzac and Britain's William Shakespeare. The multi-volume History of Russia, which was also among the gifts, has been recognised as the best Russian edition of 2000.
Sergey Stepashin visited Grozny to take part in the away session of the Audit Chamber board to consider the way the federal budget means for economic and social rehabilitation of Chechnya were being spent in the republic.
An attempt to gain control of the Turkish UAV Bayraktar TB2 ended with the destruction of the Russian Avtobaza-M complex