Russia's largest carmaker AvtoVAZ has reported a dramatic 1350-percent drop in its 2002 IAS net profit that amounted to RUR1.091bn (about $35.91m). In the reported period, the company's gross margin totaled RUR18.2bn ($599m) against RUR24bn ($789.9m) in 2001. The operating profit reduced from RUR8.7bn ($286.34m) to RUR5.9bn ($194.19m). AvtoVAZ net earnings were RUR119.4bn ($3.93bn), down by RUR10.5bn ($345.56m) from the corresponding figures of 2001.
Representatives of the Russian Defence Ministry said that the missile that shot down the passenger Boeing 777 aircraft over the Donbass on July 17, 2014, was manufactured in 1986