The federal budget surplus amounted to 178.8 billion rubles (about $5.98 billion) in January-September 2001 (the corresponding figure for January-September 2000 is 151 billion rubles (about $5.05 billion)), the State Statistics Committee of Russia reports. Revenues to the federal budget reached 1.108 trillion rubles (about $37.06 billion) (including 1.025 trillion rubles (about $34.28) in tax revenues), and expenditures amounted to 929.6 billion rubles (about $31.09 billion). 169.8 billion rubles (about $5.68 billion), or 18.3% of the total sum of federal budget expenditures, were allocated for financial aid to regions of the Russian Federation. The expenditures on servicing state debts amounted to 208.7 billion rubles (about $6.98 billion) in January-September 2001, which make up 22.5% of the total budget expenditures (compared to 23.0% in January-September 2000 and 27.1% in January-September 1999).
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said