Russian President Vladimir Putin has thanked State Duma (lower house) deputies and the government top officials for their decision to allow the cabinet to earmark additional funds for the 2003 anti-terrorist effort.
Speaking Monday at a traditional cabinet session in the Kremlin, the Russian president attracted the Finance Ministry's attention to the fact that respective decisions should be weight-out, accurate and must not unbalance the budget.
In other words, the head of state said, the cabinet's decisions should not lead to systematic failures to meet the state's social obligations.
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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