Russia will have to spend 16.5 billion roubles (more than $500 million) from its federal budget to fulfil all its space programmes in 2004, head of the Russian space agency Rosaviakosmos Yuri Koptev told journalists.
This year the budget's expenditures for space programmes total 9.6 billion roubles, he said.
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