On Tuesday the Russian Finance Ministry made a regular scheduled payment (27,666,000 dollars) to settle Russia's debt to the International Monetary Fund.
In all, Russia will transfer approximately 2.1 billion dollars to the IMF this year.
As of January 1, 2003, Russia's total debt to the bank stood at 6.4 billion dollars. Last January-May 840 million dollars were paid.
This year's foreign debt payments of Russia total 17.3 billion dollars.
After it turned out that Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov included the Fonbet betting company in the list of backbone enterprises that can count on state support, everyone started talking about these bookmakers.