At the Russian Finance Ministry's assignment Vneshekonombank made payments to offset Russia's $1.79bn debt to member states of the Paris Club of Creditors. As the press service of Vneshekonombank reported, the payment was made in nine currencies. The payment was made in accordance with the schedules that were agreed on with sovereign creditors within the framework of the fourth and fifth consolidations of the former Soviet Union's debt.
As it was reported earlier, Russia will have to repay a total of $17.3bn in 2003 on its foreign debt.
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