The Russian Finance Ministry has earmarked $52.751 million, or about 41.7 million SDR (Special Drawing Rights) for the next payment to the International Monetary Fund. RosBusinessConsulting received this information in the press service of the Finance Ministry. This payment will be made according to the schedule, i.e. on November 20, 2001, the source reported. This will be the third and the last payments to the IMF in December. On the whole, Russia was to repay $2.1 billion to the IMF in 2001.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea