Consolidated profits of the Russian gas giant Gazprom dropped 30.1 percent to 47.3bn rubles (about $1.49bn) in the first half of 2002 as compared to the corresponding period in 2001, a source in the gas holding reported to RBC. Pre-tax consolidated profits went down 42.7 percent and totaled 68.9bn rubles (about $2.17bn). The company's sales profits saw a reduction as well - they fell by 33.7 percent to 89.6bn rubles (about $2.82bn). Finally, Gazprom's sales proceeds were down 9.5 percent and amounted to 283.2bn rubles (about $8.9bn).
Gorbachev was not isolated from the world during the days of the State Emergency Committee. Gorbachev could be contacted via secret communication channels, and he was perfectly aware of what was going on
In 2011, Russia signed a 1.2 billion-euro contract with France for the construction of two Mistral-type vessels