In the first quarter of 2003 Russia's gold production increased by 11.6 percent to 22.013 tons, compared to the corresponding period of last year, the Union of Gold Producers told RBC.
As reported earlier, according to gold producers, last year gold production amounted to 170.872 tons.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
The Buk system that shot down MH17 belonged to the 53rd SAM missile brigade of the Russian Ministry of Defense, investigators say after looking at a few pictures on the net
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