The volume of Russia's foreign trade grew by 30.8 percent to $12.3bn in January 2003, compared to January 2002, the State Customs Committee reported. Foreign trade with countries outside the CIS amounted to $10.2bn (a 31.4 percent advance), and with CIS countries it was $2.1bn (a 27.7 percent gain).
According to the committee, in January 2003 Russian exports grew by 35.8 percent to $9.1bn, compared to the corresponding period of 2002, including $7.8bn to outside the CIS (+36.4 percent) and $1.3bn to the CIS (+32.2 percent).
The volume of Russian imports grew by 18.4 percent to $3.2bn, including $2.4bn from outside the CIS (+17.5 percent), and $800m from the CIS (+21.2 percent).
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part