Some $3bn are necessary to provide a stable functioning of Transneft oil pipelines until 2012, Transneft President Semyon Vaynshtok declared at today's enlarged meeting of the Board of the Energy Ministry devoted to 2002 results. "Some $3bn are necessary to invest in Transneft, not taking into account the construction of new pipelines", he pointed out.
The president said that in 2002 investments in the repair and modernization of oil pipelines were 1.363bn rubles (about $43m).
One hundred years ago today ended the most grueling of wars involving disgusting conditions for soldiers and at least 17 million deaths. We learnt nothing.
Russia will complete the operation of the Soyuz booster rocket already in 2019. It goes about the booster, which Russia currently uses for manned space flights to the International Space Station