Of 41 percent of the GDP, which is the Russian state debt, internal debt accounts for 8 percent and external debt - for 33 percent, according to the data reported today by Senior Deputy Finance Minister Alexey Ulyukayev at a round-table meeting "The Support of Russian Exports and Foreign Investments". In absolute terms, Russia's debt to foreign creditors is around $100bn. The volume of the state debt traded in Russia is RUR260bn (around $8.176bn). Ulyukayev was quoted as saying the Russian government will pursue a policy of the gradual replacement of foreign debt with internal debt. "In 2003 we are planning to increase it up to RUR350bn (around $11bn)", the Finance Ministry official said.
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