According to optimistic forecasts of the Russian Ministry for Economic Development and Trade, revenues from sales of non-core assets of Gazprom will make up 9 billion rubles (about $297 million) in 2002. This information was announced by deputy economy minister Andrey Sharonov at a Cabinet briefing today. He noted, referring to Gazprom's head Alexey Miller, that the company's assets amount to a little more than 20 billion rubles ($661 million). In addition, Sharonov reported that Gazprom is going to take credits worth 175 billion rubles (about $5.78 billion) next year.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities