The total volume of investments in the Russian economy went up 8.3 per cent in the first eleven months of 2001 as compared to the corresponding period last year, Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin announced at a meeting of the government today. He reported that according to preliminary forecasts the total volume of investments would amount to 1.345bn rubles ($45m) and foreign investments would reach more than $9bn. In the total volume of investments, 43.7 per cent were investments in various industries, 23.3 per cent were investments in the fuel and energy sector and 22.9 per cent were investments in the transport sector.
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