The Rosneft Oil Company and the Russian-Afghan Afghan-Rosneft company signed a contract in Moscow on supplying oil products to Afghanistan. In 2003, Rosneft is to supply 2.5 million tons of oil products to this country worth about $500m. According to expert estimates, this amount is sufficient to satisfy 50 percent of the needs of the Afghan economy. Afghanistan is to pay for the oil products at world prices.
Russia, when signing documents for the sale of Alaska to the United States, was realizing her objective benefit
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia