In January-April 2003, Russia's industrial output grew by 6.3 percent year-on-year. In April alone, industrial output went up by 7.1 percent as compared with April 2002.
According to Russia's State Statistics Committee, the highest growth was seen in the electric energy sector (7.9 percent), fuel industry (9.9 percent), ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy (9.7 and 8.6 percent), machine-building and metal processing sectors (5.7 percent), and in the medical industry (12.8 percent).
Over this period, car production dropped by 14.2 percent, tractor production by 29.4 percent, and reaper-thresher production by 29 percent. Bread products have decreased by 3.8 percent, vodka and distillery products by 1.1 percent.
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