The World Bank has approved Russia's decision to repay a part of its foreign debt earlier than scheduled, the chief economist of the World Bank's office in Moscow reported at a news conference today. He noted they support this decision as well as IMF managing director Horst Koehler. Most of loans to Russia were long-term - for up to 17 years. The volume of annual payments to service these debts reached $600 to $700 million.
The national football team of Saudi Arabia is to be punished for the bad game that the players showed during the opening match of the World Cup 2018 in Moscow
One must have noticed that pro-Western democracies on the territory of the former USSR tend to collapse very quickly, even though their Western preachers are always stable