The Russian national energy grid RAO UES is expecting to see a 7 percent rise in revenues from exports of electricity to 8.637bn rubles (about $272m) next year, a source in the company's management told RBC. In particular, exports to the CIS are forecasted to rise 4 percent to 4.296bn rubles (about $135m). The company's export-related taxes will total more than 357m rubles (about $11.22m).
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