In 2004 Russia intends to extend credits worth $670 million to foreign states, Russian Premier Mikhail Kasyanov stated at a cabinet meeting on Thursday.
The Premier pointed out that 2004 would witness a rise in credits in comparison with 2003.
According to Kasyanov, credits to foreign states are connected with Russian projects in a number of countries and mostly concern nuclear energy. As the Premier said, Russian atomic power plants were the direction, where Russia was "very competitive".
As the head of the Russian government pointed out, state credits went to support export and construction of objects connected with unique technologies.
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