According to the updated edition of a transition report issued by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for emerging economies, Russia's economic growth will reach 6.2 percent in 2003 against 4.3 percent in 2002. Earlier, the EBRD forecasted a 4.3-percent growth in Russia's economy this year.
The aggregate growth in the 27 countries with emerging economies will make up 4.7 percent this year against 3.8 percent last year.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
The Buk system that shot down MH17 belonged to the 53rd SAM missile brigade of the Russian Ministry of Defense, investigators say after looking at a few pictures on the net
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War