September 2017

Secretary General visits Kabul with Secretary Mattis, stresses NATO’s enduring support for Afghanistan

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is currently visiting Afghanistan, together with US Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Speaking alongside President Ashraf Ghani and Secretary Mattis on Wednesday (27 September 2017), Mr. Stoltenberg stressed NATO’s support for the Afghan people, for the government’s reforms, and for an Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process.

Region of ecological activity

By D.Rozanov

The current year, 2017, was declared the Year of Ecology in Russia. The goal is to draw attention to the problems existing in the environmental sphere and improve the state of the country's environmental security. A very timely step. After all, more than 40 million Russians live in dysfunctional environmental conditions, and more than 1 million - in territories where the level of pollution is characterized as dangerous. Russia ranks third in the world in terms of the level of energy extravagance and the first - in terms of the volume of absolute losses in heat networks.