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Russia and Japan are expected to sign agreements on the implementation of about 20 joint projects.
The war that has killed hundreds of thousands in Syria is far from over.
In recent months, Qatar's sovereign wealth fund has invested in Russian oil giant Rosneft PJSC.
Putin has said "Syria and Russia, as a common enemy, provide a wonderful platform for consolidation" to the western community.
China is insisting on an independent, comprehensive investigation by UN agencies into the suspected use of chemical weapons in Syria.
Syrian rebels have welcomed the US attack while the Syrian government has called it an "aggression" that led to "losses."
Russia will host heads of space agencies of BRICS member states in the coming months.
Officials in Kyrgyzstan confirmed Akbarzhon Dzahilov as the bomber.
A bomb packed with shrapnel killed at least 10 people riding the St. Petersburg metro line Monday.
Oil experts say delays to make such a move, however, will likely bring oil prices further down.