Gazprom chairman Alexei Miller has today signed the gas giant's budget for 2004-2005. According to Gazprom's press office, the company's income in 2004 will be 56.1 billion roubles (USD 1.8 billion), and 179.2 billion roubles in 2005 (USD 5.7 billion).
After WWII, the Soviet army left Austria, and the latter had always remained a neutral state and never joined NATO
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