Shares of the Russian natural gas holding Gazprom increased almost 24 percent since January 27, 2003 amid rising prices for exported gas and announcements about the upcoming liberalization on the market of Gazprom shares. In particular, the Russian government was going to allow trading Gazprom shares on the MICEX exchange. According to a stock analyst who spoke to an RBC correspondent, Gazprom shares are likely to enjoy traditional growth this spring. He forecasted that the company's shares would surpass the previous year's record high and hit RUR 40-45 per share.
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