The volume of euros purchased by individuals in authorized Russian banks surged 82.4 percent to 700.99m in a dollar equivalent in January 2003 compared to December 2002. Sales of euros by individuals dropped by 5.4 percent to 103.14m in a dollar equivalent in January 2003 against the last month of 2002. The total volume of foreign currency purchased by Russian residents in January 2003 amounted to about 1.847bn in a dollar equivalent, which was 48.6 percent more than in December 2002.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
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