According to materials of the Russian Energy Ministry, capital investments in the oil and gas industry will amount to about $10bn in 2002, which is 10 percent higher than in 2001, and the oil production volume will be 377m tons.
In 2001 capital investments were $9.5bn, which was almost twice as much as in 2000. The oil production volume amounted to 348m tons last year.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
The Buk system that shot down MH17 belonged to the 53rd SAM missile brigade of the Russian Ministry of Defense, investigators say after looking at a few pictures on the net
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War