The number of banks registered in Russia was reduced by 609 in January 2003 to 1,164, the department of external and internal relations of the Russian Central Bank reported. At the same time, the number of commercial organizations other than banks remained unchanged at 53 last months. The total number of credit organizations operating in Russia totaled 1,817 as of February 1, 2003.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
The Buk system that shot down MH17 belonged to the 53rd SAM missile brigade of the Russian Ministry of Defense, investigators say after looking at a few pictures on the net
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