The program of collaboration with the World Bank in 2002-2003 is supposed to be prepared by next March, and its main parameters will be elaborated on in December, Deputy Premier of the Russian Federation Viktor Khristenko reported in an interview with journalists today. According to him, the diversification of collaboration will be aimed at minimizing the volume of loans spent to cover budget expenditures, as well as switching to a new technology of taking private loans. In Khristenko's opinion, this will make it possible to reduce credit costs for "final Russian borrowers." World Bank's portfolio in Russia is supposed to be changed in favor of operations supporting credits to the private sector.
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18