Russia's 2003 federal budget draft provides for the upper limit of the state bond debt at 842.1m rubles (about $26.6m) as of January 1, 2004. This number has been approved by the Budget and Tax Committee of the Russian State Duma, while elaborating on a federal bill "On the Federal Budget for 2003." The Committee proposed to assign 1.5bn rubles (about $47.3m) to be spent on repaying government bonds in 2003.
The 2003 budget draft is supposed to have the third reading in the State Duma on November 22, 2002.
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