The Russian oil and gas giant Surgutneftegaz has released the results of its operations in the first quarter of 2003. In the first three months of this year, the company produced 12.871m tons of oil, 11 percent more compared to the first quarter of 2002, the Surgutneftegaz press service reported. In the first quarter of 2003, 220 new wells were brought into operation versus 208 in the corresponding period last year. The volume of gas production reached about 3.546bn cubic meters, 10 percent more than in the first quarter of 2002.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War