The volume of gold and currency reserves of the Russian Central Bank dropped $1.3 billion in the past week, the bank's department for external and public relations reported. Its reserves were $38.6 billion as of November 23, 2001 and they plummeted to $37.3 billion as of November 30. The department linked this drop to the repayment of the first issue of Russian eurobonds by the Finance Ministry on November 27.
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