The Russian policymakers have approved the program of Russia's social and economic development through 2005. A corresponding decree was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov on August 15, the Government Information Department reported. Under the program, federal and regional executive agencies should follow the provisions of the approved program when working out bills and programs.
According to earlier reports, the program has been developed by the Russian Economy Ministry and is seeking to increase annual GDP growth to 5.2 percent in 2004 and 5.9 percent in 2005. It also envisages stepping up industrial production growth to 4.7 percent and 5.2 percent respectively. Inflation is estimated to be at 8 to 10 percent in 2004 and 6.5 to 8.5 percent in 2005.
Russia may terminate all kinds of military and military-technical relations with Israel, including the agreement on the exchange of reconnaissance data
The Kremlin is very concerned about the events related to the crash of the Il-20 Russian military aircraft in Syria
Representatives of the Russian Defence Ministry said that the missile that shot down the passenger Boeing 777 aircraft over the Donbass on July 17, 2014, was manufactured in 1986