The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will continue active collaboration with the Russian government and private organizations in this country in 2003, EBRD Vice President Noreen Doyle told journalists today. She recalled that the EBRD allocated a total of $1bn to Russia this year, including about $500m provided to the Russian government for financing infrastructure projects, construction of communications, water purification and other facilities.
The EBRD official stated that this bank had strong partner relations with the Russian government. She also reported that the volume of EBRD's financial allocations for projects in Russia would reach $1bn in 2003 as well.
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