The federal budget for 2002 has been fulfilled by 100 percent both in revenues and expenditures, vice-premier and finance minister Alexei Kudrin said.
Kudrin pointed out at a meeting with heads of regional private mass media being held in Moscow today that the plan for revenues to the budget had been over-fulfilled by two billion roubles. He also stressed that the insufficient receipts from the ministry of taxes and dues was overlapped by other incomings, in particular from the State Customs Committee and the property relations ministry.
On the whole, Kudrin pointed out, the year 2002 was successful for the country's budget system.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year