Gas prices in Russia may increase on average by 25 percent in 2002, said Alexei Miller, chairman of the board of the Gazprom company, on Wednesday. Mr. Miller added that inflation fluctuations are not incorporated in this figure. In his words, Gazprom has prepared a programme to gradually raise gas prices. Mr. Miller stressed that the current gas prices are unprofitable for Gazprom. In addition, he said that an investment programme Gazprom is implementing would incorporate an increase in gas prices. Mr. Miller also mentioned that higher gas prices were backed at the meeting led by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Novy Urengoi in the north of Western Siberia on Tuesday.
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