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.
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Eyewitnesses said that explosions could be heard in the centre of Kyiv. Smoke was seen rising above Zhuliany Airport (Kyiv International Airport)