The general annual meeting of Sberbank (Russia's savings bank) shareholders has approved proposals of its Supervisory Board to make the 2002 dividend payout for common and preferred stocks at 218 percent and 232 percent of their face value respectively, Sberbank's press service reported. The meeting has also approved the bank's 2002 annual report, including the balance sheet as of January 1, 2003, and the profit-and-loss report.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Audit has been appointed the bank's auditor for the 2003 financial year.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
The Buk system that shot down MH17 belonged to the 53rd SAM missile brigade of the Russian Ministry of Defense, investigators say after looking at a few pictures on the net
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War