All automobile companies of the Volga Federal District are finishing thisyear without losses, Presidential Special Envoy to the Volga FederalDistrict of Russia Sergey Kiriyenko said at a press conference in Moscowtoday. The official was quoted as saying it became possible owing toforeign investors' participation. Large strategic investors came tovirtually all industries of the district. Among the biggest investmentmarkets are housing and communal facilities in large cities as well as thetransport infrastructure. However, the concentration of investmentsaggravates the misbalance of regional development, Kiriyenko stressed. .
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