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..
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969