Russia's imports in the period between January and October of this year totaled 42.854 billion dollars, marking a $7.236-billion increase against last year's figure. These statistics have been posted Monday on the Central Bank of Russia web site. According to the Central Bank, Russia's imports from outside the Commonwealth of Independent States (or the CIS) in the first nine months of 2001 amounted to 31.891 billlion dollars whereas the same period of the previous year saw the figure at the $24.868 bln. mark.
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