BBC: Top officials in Egypt have hailed talks with Russian ministers in Cairo as "historic". The head of the Egyptian army, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, said the talks signalled the start of a new era of enhanced military co-operation. There are on-going discussions about a possible arms deal that could be worth as much as $2bn (£1.2bn), though no agreement has been reached.
It is the highest level visit to Egypt by a Russian delegation in years.HMMM: IF OBAMA WAS WORKING FOR PUTIN WOULD HAVE DONE ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY?
It follows the US decision to cut defence aid to Egypt in response to the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi.