As of October 1, 2003, Russia had 144.3 million of permanent population. The population has decreased by 623,000, or 0.4%, since the year's start, according to Goskomstat, or Russia's state statistics committee.
The population decline was due to the natural loss, which dropped by 31,500 in the January-September period of 2003 against the same period in 2002. Migration flows have gone down and made up for the natural loss by only 4.4%.
World's most powerful nuclear submarines, Arkhangelsk and Severstal, are to be dismantled after 2020 - their further exploitation is unprofitable
The United States' Head of Diplomacy, or Secretary of State, is an anachronistic, incompetent, meddling, intrusive, insolent and arrogant, rude individual, a brash, foul-mouthed upstart, a conceited, self-important guttersnipe and an insult to the international community, as fit for the job as a pedophile janitor in a grade school.
Pentagon officials said that Russia has developed a very powerful weapon, which Western specialists have already dubbed as the "doomsday weapon"