The growth in gas tariffs can be offset by the increase in tax burden on Gazprom, Russian Economy Minister German Gref voiced his opinion today speaking about the preliminary forecasts of the government for a maximum increase in tariffs of services of natural monopolies in 2004. He specified that gas export taxes could be raised from 5 to 20 percent.
The minister admitted that a number of consultations on this issue were to be held. Gref also added that the ceiling for tariffs of natural monopolies in 2004 approved at today's government meeting could be corrected later.
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