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.
After WWII, the Soviet army left Austria, and the latter had always remained a neutral state and never joined NATO
Russia experienced default on August 17, 1998. Today, 20 years after those events, the economic situation in Russia does not seem stable to many