The volume of oil production increased 11 percent to 33.9m tons in Russia in January 2003 compared to the corresponding month in 2002, the Russian State Statistics Committee reported. A rise in oil production was registered at 0.9 percent in January 2003 against December 2002. In the whole of 2002, oil production in Russia increased 9.2 percent to 380m tons compared to 2001. The most significant production growth was reported by YUKOS, Sibneft, Surgutneftegaz and Tyumen Oil Company.
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