The volume of foreign investments in the Russian economy in the first nine months of 2002 amounted to $12.905bn, which was 32.8 percent more than in the corresponding period of 2001, the Russian State Statistics Committee reported.
Direct foreign investments were $2.631bn, declining by 9.9 percent against the first three quarters of 2001. Portfolio investments amounted to $224m decreasing by 23.3 percent. Other investments reached $10.05bn gaining 54.4 percent as compared to the first nine months of 2001. In this sum, commercial credits were $1.482bn (the growth by 15 percent); other credits amounted to $8.458bn (the growth by 63.8 percent).
In the reported period, the volume of foreign investments in the Russian manufacturing were $4.95bn; in trade and the restaurant business - $5.292bn; in communications - $313m; in financing, crediting, insurance and pension support - $105m; in transport - $114m; in construction - $57m; and in market infrastructure - $1.131bn.
Russia, when signing documents for the sale of Alaska to the United States, was realizing her objective benefit
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