The rise in GDP made up 5.5 per cent in the first ten months of 2001 as compared to the corresponding period last year, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade stated in its report on Russia's social and economic development from January to October 2001. In particular, the GDP rose 6.3 per cent in October and 5.8 per cent in September. The volume of industrial production went up 5.2 per cent in the first ten months of this year and capital investments increased 8.2 per cent.
HMS Defender of the British Navy entered the territorial waters of Russia on June 23. Russian border guards opened warning fire on the British destroyer. UK said it did not happen