The press secretary of Deputy PM Ilya Klebanov commented on an article in the Kommersant newspaper as of November 19. The author of the article wrote about the planned sequestration of the 2002 budget referring to Ilya Klebanov. The press secretary has flatly rejected this information and noted that such plans are a fantasy of the author of the article.
An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building