The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will lend Russia $290 million to complete the Trans-Siberian road linking the Far East to Europe, First Deputy Transport Minister Igor Slyunyayev reported. The loan will be used to construct a 400-kilometer section of the 10,000-kilometer route between Vladivostok and Brest, Belarus, Slyunyayev specified.
The EBRD's board of directors is expected to give final approval of the loan in June, Richard Wallis, a spokesperson for the bank, noted. The Ministry said that it hoped to complete the route in the first quarter of 2004. The road will connect the pan-European network uniting Berlin, Warsaw, Minsk and Moscow to the far-eastern port of Vladivostok and neighboring China and Japan, the St. Petersburg Times reported.
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