Rostelecom's net income in the first quarter of 2003 amounted to 1.248bn rubles ($40.26m), which was a 3.1-percent gain against the corresponding period of 2002, the press service of the company reported. Revenue from domestic long-distance telephone services advanced by 13.5 percent to 2.33bn rubles ($75.16m). Revenue from international telephone services provided to Russian clients dropped by 6.9 percent to 1.864bn rubles ($60.13m) in the first three months of 2003, compared to the first three months in 2002.
International long-distance traffic of the company increased by 21 percent to 1.984bn minutes. Outcoming international traffic surged by 2.6 percent to 307.2m minutes. Incoming international traffic jumped by 25.1 percent to 264.5m minutes.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year