Thursday 23 March 2017
"[Russia has] the only constitution in the word stating that any kind of censorship is forbidden."This is not even close to true, and Govorukhin need look no further than other nations of the former Soviet Union for constitutions expression banning censorship. The OSCE noted in 2010 that only Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Armenia were the only former Soviet republics not to have censorship bans.
“There is no reason to suspect Russia of violating UN Security Council resolution 2231…. Neither supply nor transfer or sale of military aircraft to Iran took place.Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia’s use of an air base in Iran to launch bombing raids in Syria doesn’t violate a UN Security Council resolution that bars the supply, sale, or transfer of combat aircraft “for the use in or benefit of Iran.” Independent experts say Lavrov is right – as long as Russia only uses the base, and doesn’t transfer any military capability or skill.