Gazprom's shareholders approved the company's net profit in 2001 at today's meeting. It amounted to 71.9bn rubles (about $2.31bn), which was 62 percent higher than in 2000, the press service of the gas giant reported to RBC. Accounts payable were 193.805bn rubles ($6.23bn). The total amount of credits received by the company in 2001 was 300.343bn rubles ($9.66bn). Pre-tax profit was 117.8bn rubles ($3.79bn) last year compared to 76.181bn rubles ($2.45bn) in 2000.
Officials with the Indian Air Force believe that Russia's fifth-generation Su-57 fighter jet does not correspond to required characteristics and is inferior to the American F-35 and F-22
A nuclear-powered submarine of the British Navy surfaced in the ice of the Arctic for the first time in many years