According to preliminary data, the Russian GDP amounted to 10.863 trillion rubles (about $345.51bn) in 2002. This information was released in the materials, prepared for a meeting of the enlarged board of the Russian Finance Ministry on the 2002 results. The federal budget surplus reached RUR156.2bn (about $4.97bn), or 1.4 percent of the GDP.
The documents point out that the federal budget's revenues were 2.202 trillion rubles (about $70.04bn), or 20.3 percent of the GDP, in 2002, gaining 3.6 percent against 2001.
The federal budget's expenditures amounted to 2.046 trillion rubles (about $65.07bn), or 18.83 percent of the GDP, last year.
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