Representatives of 19 countries, including Britain, Canada, China and Japan, have announced their intention to participate in the Eastern Economic Forum, which will take place during 11th of September in the city of Vladivostok, said the Russian Deputy Prime Minister and presidential envoy in the Far East region — Yuri Trutnev. He informed that more than 5 000 participants were invited to the forum, including 1,575 representatives of Russian business and 2,871 representatives of non-Russian business. According to Yuri Trutnev, 668 people have already confirmed their participation — that number includes the representatives from China, India, Japan, the European countries such as Britain and Switzerland, also Canada and the United States, RIA «NEWS» reports.
A delegation of the Chinese space administration will visit Moscow in few days. They will discuss the possibility of a joint construction of a multi-module orbital station at a meeting with representatives of Roskosmos, RIA NEWS reports. According to the source of the agency — the visit of the Chinese delegation is planned at the end of this week. Both sides will discuss the cooperation in the space programs. Earlier, Roskosmos reported that they count on the cooperation with China in the creation of a super heavy space rocket.
The delegation from the Russian corporation »Roskosmos» refused to participate in the international air show ‘Farnborough’ held in the UK, the press service of Roskosmos announced. Earlier it was reported that the organizers of the event prohibited Russia from showing their military products at the exhibition. The head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov, noted earlier that the airshows in Le Bourget and Farnborough have outlived themselves, and Russia focuses on participation in exhibitions in China, Singapore, and Latin America.
Reporters of ANNA NEWS report from Syria with a reference to the SANA agency — a ceasefire agreement have been reached in the south of Syria. The terrorists began to surrender their weapons. They are ready to transfer their settlements under control of the Russian and Syrian military. An agreement has been reached according to which more than 20 large settlements in the provinces of Daraa and Suwayda were transferred to Damascus. Almost the entire province of Essaouira thus goes under the control of Bashar Assad.
The largest German oil and gas company Wintershall completed the inspection of the Ukrainian gas transportation system and came to a disappointing conclusions — the gas system will work only up until the next year. This news has a great importance not only for Ukraine, but also for Europe that receives gas through Ukraine. Europe has already built «Nord Stream 1», and began the construction of «Nord Stream 2».
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law that raises the state duties for the issuing of the new documents of a new generation. The payment for the registration of the biometric passport will grow from 3500 to 5000 rubles. The state duty for issuing a certificate for a vehicle and a driver’s license of a new generation will be raised as well. At the same time, the cost of processing the old documents remains unchanged. The Russian President also signed other documents specifying the state policy in a number of matters — from the support to small and medium-sized businesses to the jailing rules.