Natural gas prices will be increased by 23.4 percent for residents of Russia starting on February 1, 2003. The corresponding decision was passed by the executive board of the Federal Energy Commission today. For other gas consumers, in particular industrial enterprises, natural gas prices will by raised by 20 percent starting on January 1, 2003. The decision to increase gas prices by 20 percent on average was approved by the Russian government on December 11, 2002.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
The Buk system that shot down MH17 belonged to the 53rd SAM missile brigade of the Russian Ministry of Defense, investigators say after looking at a few pictures on the net
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