Companies throughout the world are expected to increase expenditures for information technologies and telecommunications by 6 percent in 2003 to $1.9 trillion, the IDC group forecasted. Its research says that investments in the telecommunications sector will fall again, by at least 5 percent, in 2003 except for emerging markets, such as China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Russia. These countries will enjoy a significant rise in allocations for their telecommunications sectors, in particular, due to investments in cellular communications.
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