As expected plans to reform the Vneshekonombank will be considered at a government meeting on the 1st of November, Aleksei Kudrin, the vice-premier and finance minister of the Russian Federation, informed journalists on Monday. According to him, it is planned that the present Vneshekonombank's commercial banking structure will be separated creating a new commercial bank. The remaining part is to be retained by Vneshekonombank together with its name. As Kudrin explained, it is connected to the many international commitments maintained by the USSR Vneshekonombank, and therefore it's renaming is not possible due to numerous formalities. Vneshekonombank will take on the function of government agent for state debt, added the vice-premier.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said