According to preliminary estimations, Russia's gross domestic product grew by 4.3 percent to 3.65 trillion rubles ($114.56bn) in the third quarter of 2002, compared to the corresponding period of last year, the Russian State Statistics Committee reported. As it was reported earlier, Russia's GDP in the first quarter of 2002 added 3.7 percent, compared to the first quarter of 2001; Russia's GDP in the second quarter of 2002 was 4.1 percent higher than in the corresponding period of last year. According to forecasts of the Russian Economy Ministry, Russia's GDP in 2002 is expected to increase by 4 percent.
One hundred years ago today ended the most grueling of wars involving disgusting conditions for soldiers and at least 17 million deaths. We learnt nothing.
Russia will complete the operation of the Soyuz booster rocket already in 2019. It goes about the booster, which Russia currently uses for manned space flights to the International Space Station