The volume of foreign capital accumulated in the Russian economy amounted to $39.8bn by the end of the third quarter of 2002, Minister of Industry, Science and Technology Ilya Klebanov announced at a round-table meeting "Support for Russian exports and foreign investments in Russia." The Minister stated that this volume was $15bn less as compared to the end of the third quarter of 2001. In particular, direct investments made up 50 percent of accumulated foreign capital while credits and portfolio investments accounted for about 45 percent and about 4 percent respectively.
Klebanov hopes for higher activities of foreign investors on the Russian market, including venture capital investments.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
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