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 co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part