According to Gazprom's consolidated accounting report, the company's net profit for 2002 amounted to RUR121.598bn (nearly $4bn), up 21 percent against 2001. Revenues from sales of goods and services, excluding excise duties, the VAT and similar payments, grew 4.3 percent to RUR613.745bn (about $20.2bn). These figures were calculated in accordance with Russian accounting standards.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got the West worried again by signing Decree No. 915. The news did not produce any public effect in Russia