The draft of Gazprom's budget for 2003 will be submitted for consideration to the Russian government in strict accordance with the schedule before August 1, 2002. According to the press service of the Russian gas holding, this decision was made at a meeting of the company's Executive Board today. The variants of Gazprom's budget for 2003 were considered at this meeting and the steps aimed at reducing the company's costs were chalked out. As it was reported earlier, on March 1, 2002 Gazprom's Executive Board approved a deficit-free budget for 2002.
Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny, as it appears, will be either convoyed to a remote Russian colony or kept in the detention center