Russia was next to last among CIS countries for industrial production growth rate for the period January through July 2003, said the CIS Statistics Committee yesterday. The industrial production growth rate in Russia was only 6.8%. Azerbaijan was the only CIS country with a lower growth rate - 5%. Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan were not included in the statistics. Moldavia had the highest rate - 19.1%, followed by Armenia (18.1%) and Ukraine (13.8%). On average, CIS countries posted a growth rate of 8% for the period.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.