The recent wildfires
For failure to deal with the recent wildfires the head of Russia's forestry agency is fired by Vladimir Putin and replaced with his deputy.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin sign several agreements including a $12.9 billion defense and energy deal. Russian state oil major Rosneft pays for a controlling stake in both India's Essar Oil and port facilities that it already owns.
At the same time, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also told a meeting of the Israeli Cabinet that, if necessary, he would be prepared to authorize a substantially broader operation, though he did not indicate whether the 75,000 Israeli soldiers put on reserve would be used in a future ground operation or not. Egypt, whose leaders have been working with the U.S., Hamas leaders, the Arab League (which has convened an emergency meeting), Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, has been trying to secure a (lasting) cease-fire, to avoid a repeat of the 2008 war. During his Asia trip, U.S. President Barack Obama reiterated that Israel had a right to use any means possible to keep its citizens safe from external attacks.
A day of protests begins in cities across Russia against alleged election fraud by Vladimir Putin and his United Russia party, with fifty thousand people marching in Moscow and 25 people arrested in Khabarovsk.
Hundreds of people participate in two separate rallies in Moscow, Russia, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and protesting constitutional abuses, and the second demanding greater rights for ethnic Russians.