Topic: Top stories of the day
*The Russian Knights formation aerobatics team will not take part in the Farnborough International Air Show due to a lack of permits for taking military equipment out of the country, the organizers of the airshow said
*Residents of the southern Russia’s city of Krymsk, the most affected by Saturday’s severe floods, blamed authorities for opening reservoirs what as they say could have caused a sudden wave of water that had swept the city
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The growing outright rivalry between the United States and China gives Russia more foreign policy weight, enabling it to assume the role of a balancer. So far it has been doing so rather skillfully. Today it may participate in a joint naval exercise with China that Beijing positions as outwardly anti-American. But tomorrow it can team up with the naval forces of the Old World.