In 2001, the number of unemployed in Russia dropped from 7.1 million to 6.2 million, the information policy department of the Russian Labour Ministry informed RIA Novosti Friday.
The ministry noted that the intensive work of the State Employment Service last year made it possible to find jobs for 3.74 million, an increase of 17.6 percent year on year. In 2001, 457,000 people had undergone training or re-training, which is 11.6 percent more compared with the 2000 indicators.
As many as 682,000 people took part in public works last year, an increase of 9.9 percent year on year.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said