At 23.50 Moscow time members of the crew of the 4th long-term expedition on the International Space Station (ISS) - Russian cosmonaut Yuri Onufriyenko and US astronaut Carl Walz - will begin a walk in open space. As head of the press service of the Russian Mission Control Centre Valery Lyndin said, the spacemen will spend six hours in open space. They have to fasten the second erection truss-crane to the Russian berth Piers situated at the Zvezda Russian module. They will also install a receiving radio aerial. Second US astronaut Daniel Bursch will control and safeguard the spacemen's actions, staying inside the station. It will be the sixth walk of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Onufriyenko in open space. He made his five previous walks during his first flight on the Russian station Mir. For US astronaut Carl Walls it will be the second space walk; he made his first walk during the visit to the Russian station Mir in 1996.
"Russia and Turkey - From Cooperation to the Union. Why not? " - new article written by a well-known entrepreneur, politician (formerly a member of the Federation Council from Krasnodar and a PACE member), public figure Farhad Akhmedov - was published this week in several leading Russian media, and it claims to be a sensation which highlights various essential issues.