Transneft is planning to pump 476m tons of oil through its system in 2005, including 260m tons in exports and 216m tons to Russian plants. The volume of Transneft's total pumping will gain 16 percent in 2005, Semyon Vainshtok, the President of the company, declared at yesterday's meeting with the heads of Russian oil companies. In particular, top officials from TNK-BP, Rosneft, Slavneft, Surgutneftegas, Sibneft took part in the meeting.
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