marlboro would be banned in belarus
10 Soon you won’t have a chance to buy Marlboro cigarettes

Soon you won’t have a chance to buy Marlboro cigarettes

Of course if you are living in Belarus. Soon you won't have a chance to buy Marlboro. In Belarus people are gonna be deprived of famous cigarettes. The reason is because the goverment of Lukashenko implements special limits for importing American and European cigarettes. And those limits are split between a few Belarus companies. But the demand for Marlboro and other brands already exceeds the limit, so in September experts say there would be a lack of famous cigarettes on the Belarus market. Sources in government say that there are no reasons to worry.
And that there would be no tobacco crisis. But it’s important to mention that such a crisis already took a place in 2005, when people in Belarus were totally deprived of the western tobacco products. The importers don’t share the optimistic beliefs of the government. They expect that soon the deficit would appear and exceed the 500 million quantity, which is one quarter of total cigarette consumption in Belarus. Importers also say that their main resources on warehouses would end by the middle of September.
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Putin likes boeing
1 Putin promises support for Boeing business in Russia

Putin promises support for Boeing business in Russia

Moscow. 11 of August. Interfax - The president of RF Vladimir Putin said that the government would support the business of Boeing in Russia. "We, from our side will support development of your business in
Russia", he said on Friday on the meeting with the president and general director if the company Alan Malalli. "Your company has always been a reliable partner", Putin said to Malalli.
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Do the western special services force the Russian Military-industrial complex to go bankrupt?
4 Do the western special services force the Russian Military-industrial complex to go bankrupt?

Do the western special services force the Russian Military-industrial complex to go bankrupt?

Yesterday in Moscow the commission under the prevention of bankruptcies of the strategic enterprises, led by the vice-president of the Military-industrial commission Vladislav Putilin has been created. Some years were required to our officials to begin a stop of process of disorder Military-industrial complex. Let's remind, that from 948 strategic enterprises 198 have attributes of bankruptcy. Concerning 150 courts have born decisions about collecting debts due to their property. Against 44 procedure of bankruptcy is raised. These are basically the medium-sized enterprises making accessories for military technics, and military scientific research institutes. For a long time it was clear that any measures were necessary. In the end of April Minpromenergo suggested to arrange under the prevention of bankruptcy of the strategic enterprises and organizations. That time deputy minister Andrey Reus suggested to create fund on restoration of solvency of the strategic enterprises. In the past the Federal service of financial improvement was engaged in preventive maintenance of deliberate bankruptcies. But during administrative reform it has been abolished. As the deputy director of department Minekonomrazvitija of Russian Federation Tseren Tserenov has declared, «the primary purpose of the commission becomes
preventive maintenance of bankruptcy at the strategic enterprises. For this purpose all arsenal of the state methods, including on delays of payments on debts of the strategic enterprises, should be used. It is necessary to generate a system of protection of the rights of workers of the enterprises concerning which procedure of bankruptcy is spent. With this purpose, probably, special government or not government funds will be created. It is a problem which is put at a level of the top management of the country» Possibly the government did not wish to pay attention at that fact, that it`s necessary for someone to bunkrupt the strategic enterprises. While officials from the White house discussed in occasion of necessity of rescue domestic VPK, FSB has promulgated the information on participation of the western special services to piracy aside the Russian defense industry. Under the application of Nikolay Patrushev, the chapter of this department, “FSB revealed some attempts of "custom-made bankruptcy” of defensive enterprises. In particular, according to Patrushev, FSB have stopped liquidation of the Omsk factory of transport mechanical engineering - one of the leading tank-building enterprises.”
russian money laundering crime group
3 Fraudsters cashed out around $1 billion

Fraudsters cashed out around $1 billion

A gang of fraudsters was revealed in Nizhny Novgorod. Members of the gang are suspected in money laundering and illegal cash out and transportation of huge amounts of money. As police reports during the period 2004-2006 they managed to transfer from Nizhny Novgorod region to other places and countries more than $20 billion roubles (around $1 billion). Investigators claim that members of these group accumulated large amounts of money on bank accounts of companies incorporated in Nizhny Novgorod or in offshore territories. After that they cashed out the money and transported them to Moscow or Saint-Petersburg in big sport bags. They used a simple scheme of money laundering and tax non-payment. Police
arrested one of the members of the gang while he was transporting 25 million roubles ($1 million) in his car. Prosecutors claim that the activities of the gang is worth of 3 billion roubles of unpayed taxes ($400 million). It has been investigated that there were 5 active members of the gang, two were leaders and three others were regular members. The group leaders had a degree in economics and for a long time worked in banking business. Regular members had no education or legal job. During the investigation police managed to arrest only regular members of the gang, the leaders managed to escape, and now are subject of the federal search.
Moscow is a cheap city
4 Moscow is a much cheaper place to live than New York, London or Oslo.

Moscow is a much cheaper place to live than New York, London or Oslo.

Investment bank UBS has carried out the annual international research "the Prices and Salaries " during which there were compared levels and conditions of life in 71 one bigest cities in the world. Experts of UBS compared a prosperity and economic opportunities of inhabitants of the different countries and cities by more than 30 different parameters. Most expensive cities can be found in Northern Europe. The best are in Switzerland. In Moscow there are low prices if to compare with average world levels and low
salaries. The general tendencies are show that in the USA, Northern Europe and Japan its more expensive to live. But also people in this countries get the highest salaries, which are ballanced with high taxes and high costs of an everyday life. In comparison with these countries Moscow far not the most expensive city in the world - in a ranking based on a price level the city is just on 41st place. It's most cheap to live in Latin America, India and Southeast Asia. Want to move there?
How many money young mums in 2007 will receive ?
1 How many money young mums in 2007 will receive ?

How many money young mums in 2007 will receive ?

The "Presidential" bounty, a quarter of a million roubles (around $9000 ) for the birth of a second child, should start rolling out from the beginning of 2007, but deputies of the State Duma have not approved the law yet. They even didn't receive the law project for discussion yet. What constrains the law reform? How will the promises the
president made be changed? Would there be some taxes imposed? These questions were answered by the head of Fund of social insurance Galina Karelova. She has convinced us that there is nothing to worry about and the program would start in time, without changes. Ok, let's wait until the beginning of 2007 and see.
Why the prices for gasoline grow?
3 Why the prices for gasoline grow?

Why the prices for gasoline grow?

Yeast does not grow as well as the price for gasoline in our country. it is said that cars will soon become a luxury. Just in the last week, the cost of gasoline at the Moscow gas stations has risen, on the average, by 30 copecks. People in the industry forecast
that by the end of August the cost of gasoline could pass the psychological mark of 20 roubles per litre. Why does fuel rise in price? For how long will the price keep going up? Many people are try to find the answer to these complicated questions.