According to the Finance Ministry's program of domestic loans in 2004, which will be considered at a government meeting on June 26, some 263bn rubles ($8.65bn) in state securities are to be attracted and some 118bn rubles ($3.88bn) in loans will be paid off, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Alexey Ulyukayev told journalists today.
In 2003 these figures are to be 169bn rubles ($5.56bn) and 112bn rubles ($3.68bn) respectively. Moreover, in 2004 the Finance Ministry is planning to issue state short-term bonds (GKO) totaling 50bn rubles ($1.64bn) and federal loan bonds (OFZ) worth 210bn rubles ($6.9bn).
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