Russia's financial reserve totaled more than 90bn rubles (about $2.83bn) as of October 1, 2002, Deputy Finance Minister Tatyana Golikova told an RBC correspondent. According to earlier estimates, the country's financial reserve was expected to hit 197.4bn rubles (about $6.2bn) by the end of 2002, however, it is becoming clear now that the real figure will be a little lower.
Russia's financial reserve was 49.1bn rubles (about $1.54bn) as of July 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