Inflation in Russia dropped by 0.4 percent in August 2003. On the whole, it amounted to 8.3 percent in the first eight months of this year, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov declared opening a government meeting today. According to him, in the first seven months of this year inflation was 8.7 percent. The head of the Russian government added that these figures were lower than the results in the corresponding periods of 2002.
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities