Bashkiria's government has adopted a regulation to hold an investment project competition. The best projects will receive loans from the republic's budget. This is the first time that such a large-scale investment program has been undertaken in the republic. The Bashkirian president's press service said that the competition to receive the budgetary loans would be market-tough. The loans which will be issued after the competition will be provided without any easy terms, will be based on market interest rates, and require guarantees. The republic's investment and credit bank Bashkreditbank has been selected to become the program's agent. The competition will be held in early December 2001.
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities