The Russian Avtobank's shareholders approved the bank's 2002 annual report. The bank's net profit amounted to RUR170.3m (about $5.51m), up by a factor of 6 against the year 2001. The bulk of the net profits will go to the reserve fund, Avtobank's Chairman Lyudmila Shabalkina told reporters. Meanwhile, the bank's assets dropped to RUR19.7bn (nearly $637.74m) due to repaying a stabilization credit to the Russian Central Bank. According to Shabalkina, Avtobank is currently holding talks on advanced repayment of the Central Bank's credit. The repayment may be done before the beginning of June 2003. The Chairman noted that in 2003 the bank intended to double its business activities. At present, 76 percent of the bank's stocks are owned by the financial corporation NIKoil, the Izvestia 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