The draft of Gazprom's budget for 2003 will be submitted for consideration to the Russian government in strict accordance with the schedule before August 1, 2002. According to the press service of the Russian gas holding, this decision was made at a meeting of the company's Executive Board today. The variants of Gazprom's budget for 2003 were considered at this meeting and the steps aimed at reducing the company's costs were chalked out. As it was reported earlier, on March 1, 2002 Gazprom's Executive Board approved a deficit-free budget for 2002.
Malaysia needs Russia's assistance in maintaining and repairing Su-30MKM fighter jets
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that US army bases will not appear on the southern Kuril Islands in the even Russia delivers them to Japan
Posters for the play "Adam and Eve. Life after Paradise" with pictures of dancers Arsen Aghamalyan and Oksana Vasilyeva were banned in the city of Tver, Central Russia