Over the first six months of 2003, the profit of the Russian savings bank Sberbank surged to RUR23.5bn (around $776.1m), which is 24.3 percent higher than in the corresponding period of 2002. This data was provided by the bank's profit-and-loss report submitted by Sberbank to the Russian Central Bank. In the reported period, Sberbank's incomes amounted to nearly RUR271.377bn ($8.96bn) and expenses totaled about RUR247.883bn ($8.19bn).
Russia, when signing documents for the sale of Alaska to the United States, was realizing her objective benefit
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia