According to the International Labour Organisation, at the end of April 2003 the number of the unemployed in Russia totalled 6.3 million /8.9 per cent of the country's economically active population/, the State Statistics Committee stated.
This is 6.2 per cent more compared with the previous quarter and 8.7 per cent more than in April 2002.
Officially registered unemployment in the same period equaled 1.6 million people /244,000 out of which in the Chechen republic/, the State Statistics Committee reported.
At the end of April the number of the economically active population amounted to 70.9 million people /about 50 per cent of the country's total population/. The majority of employed people /62.1 per cent/ still work at big and medium enterprises.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year