Net loss of the Moscow automobile manufacturer ZIL amounted to 1.948bn rubles ($62.84m) in 2002, compared to a 1.479bn ruble ($47.7m) loss in 2001, the company said in its report. Sales proceeds were 3.457bn rubles ($111.52m). Gross loss was 783.868m ($25.29m) in 2002. Losses before taxes amounted to 1.545bn rubles ($49.84m).
Last year the plant manufactured 12,010 automobiles, which was 27.5 percent lower than in 2001.
ZIL's charter capital amounts to 3.392bn rubles ($109.42m) and it is divided into 2,659,962 common shares and 731,654 preferred shares with a 1,000-ruble ($32.26) par value. The main shareholders are the Moscow department of state and municipal property (39.68 percent) and Bank of Moscow (22.38 percent).
Russian officials have repeatedly declared that Israeli aviation poses a threat to the Russian military in Syria.