1.5bn rubles (about $47.6m) are supposed to be spent on the 'Children ofRussia' federal task program next year, Russian Prime Minister MikhailKasyanov declared while opening a government session today. According tohim, the main aim of the program in 2003-2006 is to reduce the infantiledeath rate by 6.5 percent, the juvenile death rate - by 20 percent andfeminine diseases - by 5 percent. 6-7bn rubles (about $206.3bn) will bespent on this program over the next three years. "We hope to approve thisprogram today and start financing it in the near future," the PrimeMinister said..
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