The total volume of ruble deposits with Russian banks reached 489.62bn rubles (about $16.25bn) as of November 1, 2001. The volume of deposits in foreign currencies was equivalent to 456.63bn rubles, or about $15.15bn, the department for external and public relations of the Russian Central Bank reported. The majority of ruble assets in banks were deposited by individuals - 85 per cent, or 416.44bn rubles ($13.82bn). 70.63bn rubles, or $2.34bn (14.4 per cent) were deposited by enterprises and organizations and 2.55bn rubles, or $85m (0.6 per cent) - by banks. Individuals also made up the majority of foreign currency depositors. They deposited $7.69bn, or 46.8 per cent with Russian banks. The share of enterprises and organizations was 46 per cent with $7.28bn and that of banks was 7.2 per cent with $1.09bn.
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