The Russian Finance Ministry made an early payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today for January 2003. The Finance Ministry transferred $121.54m to the IMF in an installment to offset the principal. As the Finance Ministry reported to RosBusinessConsulting, the installment was paid in two currencies: $27.177m and EUR91.166m. According to the schedule, this installment was due on January 5, 2003.
Malaysia needs Russia's assistance in maintaining and repairing Su-30MKM fighter jets
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that US army bases will not appear on the southern Kuril Islands in the even Russia delivers them to Japan
Posters for the play "Adam and Eve. Life after Paradise" with pictures of dancers Arsen Aghamalyan and Oksana Vasilyeva were banned in the city of Tver, Central Russia