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.
US President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Qadimi signed an agreement on July 26 to formally end the USA's military presence in the country by the end of the year