The government has approved Russia's social and economic developmentforecast throughout 2003-2005, Economic Development and Trade MinisterGerman Gref announced to journalists. He noted that this decision had beenmade after the government thoroughly considered the forecast prepared bythe Economy Ministry. Earlier, this forecast was discussed at two meetingswith businessmen within the council for entrepreneurship of the Russiangovernment. The coordination of this forecast with the Finance Ministry andthe Central Bank will be completed over the next several days, Gref wasquoted as saying..
Russian military repeatedly thwarted Turkey's attempts to deploy its troops to Syria, and stopped militants from moving further south