In the event assets of YUKOS are offered at an auction on conditions that would be acceptable to Gazprom, the holding company will participate in this auction, Vlada Rusakova, the chief of the Department of Strategic Development of Gazprom, told reporters. According to her, at present, Gazprom produces about 10m tons of oil and liquid hydrocarbons a year. The company forecasts production will increase to 20m-25m tons a year at its present fields alone.
Gazprom Executive Board Deputy Chairman Alexander Ananenkov declared earlier that Gazprom would transform its oil production department into a separate company by the end of 2004.
World's most powerful nuclear submarines, Arkhangelsk and Severstal, are to be dismantled after 2020 - their further exploitation is unprofitable
The head of the Russian Finance Ministry, Anton Siluanov, said that the Americans would suffer additional losses if they impose sanctions on Russia's public debt
Pentagon officials said that Russia has developed a very powerful weapon, which Western specialists have already dubbed as the "doomsday weapon"