The Russian Pension Fund has enough funds to raise pensions as early as on February 1, 2003, Pension Fund head Mikhail Zurabov reported answering a question of an RBC correspondent at a meeting with journalists today. He promised there would be no problems with increasing pensions next year. Zurabov specified that pensions should be raised on February 1, April 1 and August 1, 2003. Moreover, the official did not rule out that pensions could be increased on October 1 in the event the minimal salary goes up to 600 rubles (about $18.92).
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
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