The Russian Ministry for Economic Development and Trade admitted there is the possibility that the inflation rate may reach 15 or 15.5 per cent in Russia in 2002. This information was reported the Minister for Economic Development and Trade, German Gref, at a briefing today. He noted that inflation may surge so high only in the event all monopolists introduce a maximum possible increase in their tariffs on January 1, 2002. According to a decision made by the government today, a maximum increase in tariffs in natural monopolies may amount to 35 per cent.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities