Russia's GDP is likely to grow by 4.5 percent in 2003, Deputy Economy Minister Arkady Dvorkovich told reporters in Moscow today. He said this GDP growth would only be seen if the price of Brent oil dropped to $21 or $22 per barrel. At present, the price of Brent oil is about $25 per barrel.
Representatives of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation commented on the state of affairs in the Sea of Azov
Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club that Russia will never initiate military actions, including with the use of nuclear weapons