Slavneft's consolidated net profit amounted to 3.654bn rubles ($116m) in 2001, in accordance with the International Accounting Standards, compared to 17.045bn rubles ($541m) in 2000.
Sales proceeds and other operating income were 87.691bn rubles ($2.78bn) in 2001 compared to 115.511bn rubles ($3.67bn) in 2000. The financial report has been made by PriceWaterhouseCoopers Audit.
The body of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was found in a well on the territory of the residence of the Saudi Consulate General in Istanbul
The month of October was rich with rare astronomical phenomena.