Russia's gold and currency reserves increased 11 percent since the beginning of 2003 and totaled $53.61bn as of March 1, 2003, the Russian Central Bank reported. The source specified that the country's gold and currency reserves went up 7.6 percent in February 2003.
In particular, Russia's currency reserves reached $49.326bn as of March 1, 2003, which was 8.3 percent more than as of February 1, 2003 and 11.9 percent more compared to the beginning of this year. Russia's gold reserves dropped by $5m in February or by $4m since the beginning of this year to $3.735bn as of March 1, 2003.
In June, the Baltic States will hold BALTOPS and Saber Strike 2018 drills. A US Armored Brigade will be deployed in Europe for the purpose - no less than 4,000 soldiers
The import of liquefied natural gas from the United States will not grow, even if Germany exits the Nord Stream-2 project, German Minister of Economy and Energy Peter Altmeier said