The sale of the state stake in Slavneft and a 5.9-percent block of shares in LUKoil will provide stability of the Russian financial reserve and settle the problem with foreign debt payments in 2003, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov noted at the opening of a Cabinet meeting today. The problem of "peak payments" next year has been practically settled, he said.
The Prime Minister congratulated the government on the approval of the 2003 budget. "We are entering the year 2003 with a clear financial plan and clear financial policies," he stressed.
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