At yesterday's meeting the Executive Board of Gazprom prepared proposals to the Board of Directors of the company concerning payment of dividends for 2001, the press service of the gas giant reported. According to the company's dividend policy, which was adopted by the Board of Directors in April 2001, the guaranteed share of dividend payment is 2 percent of the company's capitalization but not more than 10 percent of the net profit. In 2000 dividends were RUR0.3 per share, which made up 15 percent of the company's net profit. A decision to pay dividends is adopted by the shareholders' meeting after the recommendation of the board of directors. The volume of dividends cannot be larger than that recommended by the board of directors. The shareholders' meeting may also adopt a decision not to pay dividends.
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