The Russian Communication Ministry issued a license to the MobileTeleSystems (MTS) cellular operator, authorizing it to provide GSM-900services in the Saratov region. The current rate of mobile servicepenetration is 5.3 percent in this region. MTS has put its network intooperation in the Perm, Chelyabinsk, Arkhangelsk , Tambov and Altai regionsand the Republic of Karelia. In July of 2002 the company acquired theMobicom-Barnaul wireless service provider, which holds a license in theAltai region. MTS' market share in St. Petersburg grew to 29 percent and amounted toabout 500,000 users. The company also reports its business in St.Petersburg has become profitable if calculated on the basis of EBITDA. Inthe 2nd quarter of 2002 MTS launched a network in Beralus. This network isoperated by a Russian-Belarusian joint venture, in which 49 percent is heldby MTS. The client base of Mobile TeleSystems currently consists of 10,500subscribers. .
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year