Russia is to repay $14.5b for its foreign debt in 2004 and $17.2bn in 2005, Russian Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin reported to journalists after today's government meeting devoted to the long-range financial plan for 2003 to 2005.
The total amount of Russia's debt payments amounts to $14.2bn in 2002.
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