The GDP increased 4.3 percent to more than 10.863 trillion rubles (about $346bn) in Russia in February 2003 compared to February 2002, a report of the Russian State Statistics Committee says. In particular, the volume of industrial production amounted to 625bn rubles (about $19.92), 6.5 percent more than in the corresponding month last year. Capital investments totaled 110.3bn rubles (about $3.52bn) last month, which was 10.9 percent more than in February 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