On May 7, 2003 the Russian Finance Ministry will carry out an auction on placing documentary state short-term bonds of the 21169 issue with centralized storing totaling 5bn rubles ($160.77m), the ministry's department for relations with state and public organizations has reported.
A bond's par value is 1,000 rubles ($32.15). Potential holders are residents and non-residents. The placement of bonds of the N21169RMFS issue is carried out by the Central Bank at an auction.
The Amsterdam Court of Appeal ruled the Scythian gold to be the property of Ukraine and ordered to deliver museum exhibits it to Kiev