The 2002 draft federal budget plans to provide for augmenting the fleet of the new generation submarines, a RIA Novosti correspondent quotes Vice-Premier and Minister of Industry, Science and Technologies Ilya Klebanov as saying to journalists on Tuesday. He said that the fourth-generation submarine Gepard is now being tested at the Sevmashzavod ship-building factory. "It has already passed all the tests," said Klebanov, but added that the design had not yet been thoroughly elaborated.
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