In February 2003 investments of Russian banks in shares advanced by 7.4 percent to 54.436bn rubles ($1.75bn) as of March 1, 2003, the Russian Central Bank reported. Some 1.451bn rubles ($46.66m) were invested in shares of domestic credit organizations, which was 59.4 percent higher than on February 1, 2003. Investments in shares of non-residents dropped to 101m rubles ($3.25m).
The participation of banks in subsidiaries and dependent joint stock companies amounted to 17.675bn rubles ($568.33m) as of March 1, 2003.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War