The total volume of investments of Russian banks in stocks went up 26 per cent in the first nine months of this year and reached 33.833bn rubles ($1.12bn) by October 1, 2001, the department of external and public relations of the Central Bank reported. 96.4 per cent of these investments were made in stocks of domestic non-banking enterprises. The volume of investments in other banks made up 1.099bn rubles ($36m) as of October 1, which is 3.2 per cent of the total volume of investments in stocks.
For the time being, one needs to finish the construction of the section that is 100 kilometres long. On October 17, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with RND that the project would be completed