The Kremlin talks between Russian president Vladimir Putin and Belarussian president Alexander Lukashenko featured the forthcoming CIS jubilee summit to be held in Moscow, deputy chief of the Kremlin administration Sergei Prikhodko told newsmen. This event, Prikhodko said, will have a pragmatic character, and will not be just a gala celebration. According to Prikhodko, this will be a good starting point for summing up and for making plans of economic integration of the Commonwealth. He also noted that Russia and Belarus were ready for cooperation within the Commonwealth.
Alexey Navalny returned to Russia on January 17. He was detained upon arrival at the Sheremetyevo Airport. A court arrested Navalny for 30 days