Authorities of the Rustavi city (Georgia) demand a revision of conditions of the direct sale of the Azot company to the Itera group of companies for $500,000 for repaying Georgia's debts for consumed gas. For example, Rustavi authorities refuse to pass to Itera Azot's social and cultural facilities they evaluate at several million dollars. This is a community center, gyms and a holiday home at the Black Sea. City authorities also demand Itera to determine minimal salaries for Azot's employees in its business plan. The revision of the conditions of the deal is expected to take place jointly with the Georgian Property Ministry on December 31, 2002.
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