More and more major Russian companies are purchased by foreign giants. Norwegian company Telenor's Vice President has recently announced the company's intention to increase its stake in the Russian mobile operator VimpelCom to at least 51 percent. The French giant Danone is currently holding similar talks with shareholders of the Russian major grocery producer Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods OJSC. These and other numerous examples testify to the fact that large Russian businesses are becoming more and more attractive for transnational companies. Moreover, the fact, that some Russian heavyweights are, in their turn, buying foreign stocks, cannot alter this trend.
These facts make some Russian politicians say that the Russian economy and national interests are under attack. Meanwhile, experts believe that western companies are favoring the development of the Russian economy, the Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper reported.
The behavior of the Russian inspector satellite, which was launched in the autumn of 2017, puzzles military officials in the United States
When the bill was submitted to Congress on August 2, the reason for imposing the new sanctions on Russia was based on Russia's alleged interference in the US presidential election in 2016, but then something clicked