The scale of drug-trafficking from Afghanistan into Tajikistan has markedly increased since the beginning of the U.S. anti-terrorist operation, a spokesman for Russia's Federal Frontier Guard Service has told RIA Novosti. According to the service, since October 10, Russian frontier guards, who guard the Tajik-Afghan border, have seized over 46 kilograms of heroin and over 370 kilograms of raw opium. Seized drugs are burned up.
Photos show many anti-Ukrainian and anti-EU slogans that the farmers use in their demonstration. One of the banners attached to a tractor calls on Russian President Vladimir Putin to bring "Ukraine, Brussels and our rulers” to order