The Russian government will consider Gazprom reforms at its meeting on December 9, 2004, Kirill Androsov, the director of the tariff regulations department of the Economy Ministry, told RBC. Earlier, Russian Deputy Economy Minister Andrey Sharonov said that this issue would be discussed in November.
Reforms of the gas sector envisage structural changes in Gazprom. One of them is creation of gas transportation companies that will be 100 percent subsidiaries of Gazprom. This will allow for the calculation of adequate tariffs on gas transportation and make this activity a more transparent business. Another important direction is the development of underground gas storage facilities as a separate business.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities