Over 2002, Vneshtorgbank doubled the volume of resources attracted from private individuals. This amount reached $500m, the bank's press service reported. As of January 1, 2003, the total number of private individual deposits was 281,000. The balances at the deposits advanced to RUR14.7bn (about $461.75m), gaining 172 percent in 2002.
The bank also increased the number of issued plastic cards. As of the beginning of 2003, this figure exceeded 175,000; balances at cards' accounts were about RUR1.4bn (about $43.98m).
The volume of travel checks, sold by the bank in 2002, reached $55m. The bank's commission for these operations overcame $400,000. The Western Union network, organized by Vneshtorgbank's divisions, increased from 27 to 77 outlets last year.
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