Russian State Duma deputies approve the introduction of the concepts of mobilization, martial law, wartime and armed conflict, as well as punishment for desertion, into the Criminal Code.
Canada deploys a small contingent of special forces to Ukraine as part of a NATO response to deter Russian aggression. The unit is also being tasked with evacuating diplomatic personnel from the Canadian embassy in Kyiv in the event of a full-scale invasion.
The documents include names of individuals and companies such as that of United States businessman and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, United Kingdom monarch Elizabeth II, Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder, Russian-Uzbek business magnate Alisher Usmanov, the social media companies Twitter and Facebook, and pop stars Bono and Madonna.
Federal Security Service (FSB) officers kill at least four suspected North Caucasus Islamic militants during a counter-terrorism raid on an apartment building in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg.
A five-storey apartment block collapses in Russian city of Mezhdurechensk, killing one man and injuring three.
Former Russian Press Minister Mikhail Lesin was found by an American investigation to have died of blunt force injuries in Washington, D.C. in November last year.
A suicide bomb attack at the Volgograd-1 railway station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd kills at least 16 people and wounds 40 others.
Tehran, Iran, hosts a foreign ministers' conference on Syria, but the attendees remain unknown. Russia is to be represented by its ambassador to Iran. [https:--www.reuters.com-article-2012-08-09-us-syria-crisis-idUSBRE8610SH20120809 (Reuters)] [http:--english.ruvr.ru-2012_08_08-Russian-ambassador-to-attend-Syria-meeting-in-Tehran- (The Voice of Russia)]date=August 2019
At least 16 people are killed and 98 injured in an apparent suicide bombing in the Russian Caucasus city of Vladikavkaz.
Russia posts once classified documents relating to the Katyn massacre online.