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Russian government to provide loans to regions to repair communal housing facilities

The Russian government intends to provide up to 5.5 billion roubles /$1 equals approximately 30 roubles/ of target loans to regions for repairing communal housing facilities, said Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov at the State Duma's plenary session on Wednesday. The funds will be taken from the 2003 budget, he explained.

The prime minister expressed his regret that regional and local authorities were not always adequate with respect to communal housing problems, and to preparations for winter, even with necessary resources available. He recalled that regional and local authorities were in charge of preparing the facilities for the winter period and would remain so after the forthcoming re-division of powers between levels of authorities.

The bill introducing amendments to the current budget envisages allocation of funds to pay out reimbursement to citizens who have lost their houses and property in Chechnya, to strengthen the country's southern borders, ant to pay salary to public workers that is due to be increased by one third from October, Kasyanov said. "The government asks you to consider this bill in three readings as soon as possible," the prime minister told MPs.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a briefing in Beijing that the question about the shipment of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Syria had not been resolved yet. However, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad said that S-300 missile systems had been delivered to Syria last month

Israel can learn many lessons with the help of Russia's S-300 air defence systems in Syria

Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems

Israel vows to destroy Russia's S-300 in Syria in case of danger
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