Although the main parameters of the federal budget have already been agreedto, it is necessary to allocate funds for the financing of public transportin the 2003 budget, Gennady Raykov, leader of the Narodny Deputat (People'sDeputy) faction in the State Duma, declared in Moscow today. According tohim, "it is necessary to help regions buy new automobiles", as thedeterioration of public transport has reached a critical level. At the sametime Frants Klintsevich, deputy head of the Yedinstvo (Unity) faction, saidthat public transportation needed urgent and planned renewal. "TheYedinstvo faction raised a question about the so-called 2003 problem twoyears ago. This period is a peak year for deterioration of differentequipment and technical facilities. This may cause man-made disasters andincidents and lead to human losses", the deputy specified..
The US is going to ban exports of Iranian oil to the world market from November 5 of this year. In turn, Iran threatens to block the passage of oil tankers of the Gulf countries through the Strait of Hormuz
The World Cup that is about to finish in Russia has shown that the Western propaganda machine has failed to create the image of Russia as a monster with "many tentacles." By and large, the Russians and the Ukrainians are close to each other