The governmental information department has announced that from January 1st 2002 Russia will reduce its oil exports by 150,000 barrels a day. The decision was taken on Wednesday at a meeting with the government representative Mikhail Kasyanov and oil companies heads. The department also stated that at the meeting measures were worked out, which could help stabilise oil market speculation. "On the basis of the current situation the Russian government and oil companies believe it will be possible to introduce further Russian oil cuts.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said