Revenue of the Russian Central Bank amounted to 112.776bn rubles (about $3.64bn) in 2002. Expenses were 62.891bn rubles (about $2.03bn) in the reported period, the Central Bank said in its report submitted to the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament. The Bank's income amounted to 49.885bn rubles (about $1.6bn), the State Duma Banking Committee told RBC.
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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