The rise in GDP made up 5.5 per cent in the first ten months of 2001 as compared to the corresponding period last year, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade stated in its report on Russia's social and economic development from January to October 2001. In particular, the GDP rose 6.3 per cent in October and 5.8 per cent in September. The volume of industrial production went up 5.2 per cent in the first ten months of this year and capital investments increased 8.2 per cent.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said