Kremlin sees no threat in China's decision to deploy missiles near Russian borderRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 24, 12:21
Funds for exploration of Moon, Mars should be raised abroad — RoscosmosScience & Space January 24, 11:58
Syria talks in Astana to end on Tuesday — sourceWorld January 24, 11:50
Syrian opposition says no plans to sign Astana meeting communiqueWorld January 24, 10:34
Astana talks may continue on Wednesday, Syrian opposition saysWorld January 24, 9:14
Syria peace talks in Astana enter second dayWorld January 24, 8:52
China deploys intercontinental missiles near Russian border — mediaWorld January 24, 7:58
Russian army engineers defuse almost 500 improvised explosives in eastern AleppoMilitary & Defense January 24, 6:56
Printing house in Kiev releases map of Ukraine leaving out CrimeaWorld January 24, 4:34
LONDON, February 14. /ITAR-TASS/. British Prime Minister David Cameron did not come to 2014 Winter Games in Russia’s Sochi because the country’s premiers usually are not attending Winter Olympic events, Cameron’s spokesperson said on Friday.
Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, earlier said in an interview with BBC that Cameron’s decision against attending the Games in Sochi was a “missed opportunity.”
"Everybody who is here and who is ready to listen and see will know that here are great Games going on for the athletes,” BBC quoted Bach as saying. “I can only invite and say 'come, see and then make your decision.”
Aside from Cameron, a number of other world leaders, including US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, also decided against coming to the 2014 Winter Olympics, which blasted off with an opening ceremony on February 7 and would run until February 23.