The volume of services of Aeroflot Airlines that were paid for in June 2002dropped 16.6 percent to 3.318bn rubles (about $105m) as compared to May,the Russian State Statistics Committee reported. Out of this sum, 2.978bnrubles ($94m) were paid by money transfers, which was 18.1 percent lessthan in May, and 318m rubles, or $10.08m (2.9 percent more than in May)were paid by cross-cancellations of debts. In addition, 1m rubles (about$32,000) were paid by barter supplies, which was 21 percent less than inMay of this year. The remaining services were paid for by other types ofpayments..
Within the context of some narrowing of Europe's inequalities, Portugal is a country with evident relative impoverishment.