Russia has increased its oil product exports by 7 percent to 16.939m tons worth $3.484bn in the first quarter of 2003, compared to the corresponding period of 2002, the State Customs Committee reported. Some 16.427m tons of oil products totaling $3.389bn were exported outside the CIS and 512,600 tons worth $97.2m were exported to the CIS.
Gasoline exports in the reported period were 1.034m tons worth $242.9m, including 917,500 tons worth $224.3m outside the CIS, which was a 48 percent increase.
Diesel fuel exports were 7.537m tons totaling $1.875bn in the first three months of 2003. Furnace oil exports amounted to 6.596m tons worth $918.8m in the reported period.
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