The net profit of Aeroflot Russian Airlines, calculated in compliance with Russian accounting standards, went up 2.5 times to 3,198,469,000 rubles (about $102m) in 2002. The company's operating income amounted to more than 45bn (about $1.43bn) rubles last year, which was 8.4 percent more than in 2001, Aeroflot's Deputy General Director Lev Koshlyakov announced at a press conference today. He stated these results had been audited and approved by the company's executives. According to the official, an increase in profit in 2002 was due to improved cost-effectiveness of air traffic and reduced expenses. In 2003, Aeroflot's passenger traffic is expected to reach 5.7 million passengers compared to 5.5 million in 2002.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
This problem is not limited to the situation with the "whale prison" in Russia's Far East, because many people buy tickets to go to oceanariums and turn a blind eye to the problem