The production of feature films will increase to 100 a year in Russia by2006, Russian Culture Minister Mikhail Shvydkoy announced at a meeting withjournalists today. The production of cartoons will rise to 65 a year andthe number of new documentaries will reach 330 a year. According to theMinister, 1.5bn rubles (about $47m) have been budgeted for 2003 to supportthe domestic film industry, which will be 50 percent more than this year.The total volume of budget allocations for culture was increased by 34percent..
Russia has delivered three divisions of anti-aircraft missile systems S-300PM-2 to Syria. These systems differ from the classic S-300