The Finance Ministry of Russia is considering the possibility of setting the export duty rate for gas at 20-35 percent, First Deputy Finance Minister Sergey Shatalov reported today. A government bill, submitted to the State Duma for consideration, envisaged setting the export duty rate for gas at 20%. Shatalov pointed out that along with increasing the export duty rate, it was planned to decrease the rate of the tax on production of natural resources for the domestic market. These questions were discussed at yesterday's meeting, presided over by Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin. The meeting was attended to Gazprom Executive Board Chairman Alexey Miller. "We will reach a compromise with Gazprom on these issues," Shatalov declared, commenting on the results of the meeting.
The Trump administration is looking for a replacement for the American military contingent in the north of Syria. If the United States agrees with Saudi Arabia, the situation in the south of the country will become a lot more intense as Iran and Israel stand on the brink of war
These armchair generals who come on talk shows or give their opinions as to the capabilities of various military weapons systems are doing no more than inflating their own self image and generating circulation for the news agencies
Syrian military men handed over two unexploded cruise missiles to Russia. The missiles were found after the recent US-led missile strike on Syria