According to the results of November 2001, Russia was in fourth place in steel production in the world. It produced 4.628 million tons of steel, the International Iron and Steel Institute reported. China was in first place with 12.3 million tons of steel. It as followed by Japan and the USA with 8.125 and 6.198 million tons correspondingly. The institute analysts reported that a tendency for a reduction in steel production was observed in all top ten countries on this list.
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