Vice-premier of the Russian government, head of the ministry of agriculture and food Alexei Gordeyev believes that the country's agriculture went out of crisis. Gordeyev said at the government's session that Russian agriculture had been showing stable growth for the third year now. The growth of agricultural produce this year made up on average 5.5 percent, in the food and processing industry -- 9 percent. The volume of gross agricultural produce will increase this year by 6 percent according to preliminary estimate. Speaking about the main problems facing agriculture, Gordeyev pointed to growing payables which today amount to 286 billion roubles. Gordeyev believes that payables will be considerably reduced by April 1, 2002.
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria