russian money laundering crime group
2 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.
To whom thefts from the Hermitage are favourable?
0 To whom thefts from the Hermitage are favourable?

To whom thefts from the Hermitage are favourable?

221 unique products of jeweller art were gone from Russian department of the Hermitage. Today two persons are accused of theft. The husband and the son of plundered collection`s owner Larissa Zavadskaja, suddenly deceased. Both of them are detained and are under examination. Nikolay Zavadsky-junior worked in a museum for some years and, under the version of consequence, during his work thefts of silver jeweller masterpieces were made. That is remarkable, losses have stopped after his dismissal. It would seem, all is clear. But could one family without assistants and intermediaries make this scale swindle? There is an opinion, that it was the order of an antiquarian mafia. Many experts refer in opinion, that at all their external sensational nature, thefts in one of the main museums of Russia are frivolous. Estimate: the volume of thefts for 5 years has not exceeded 130 million
roubles. At the same time in Petersburg was gone a picture by Mark Shagal, at once estimated on one of the western auctions in half a million dollars! From a hall of impressionists of the same Hermitage thieves have born a picture by Jean-Leon Zheroma «Pool in the Harem» in insurance cost in one million dollars. It means, that a sensation around of present theft from the Hermitage is artificial. To whom is it favourable? Here are some of versions. The purpose - is to clean the person, who is stirring to their profitable "business". To put in Piotrovsky's armchair the person which will sharply raise financial turns of "business". Or the foes-careerists of mister Piotrovsky wish to clean the head of one of the basic museums of the country. And to borrow its throne (by the way - the highest in the museum world).
Alsu will give birth for $6 thousand a day
1 Alsu will give birth for $6 thousand a day

Alsu will give birth for $6 thousand a day

The seven-story grey building on Great Portland Street near the London Ridgent-park - here is a private hospital №1 Britain - «Portland». Here safety is observed even better, than on Downing-Street where the residence of English prime-minister is located. In fact the elite gives birth exactly here. Under the statement of Alsu environment, in this elite "maternity home" the pregnant Russian priest-star is going to lay down. In the beginning there were plans to
get updating with posterity in her London house, however the singer nevertheless was solved on hospital. The first day in «Portland», including birth, cost 6 thousand dollars (or 3 thousand English pounds), each following - one and a half. Plus additional payments for each analysis or procedure, employment by yoga. But parents do not complain - after all the favourite daughter`s and grandchildren`s health is more high-priced!
As Maugli became the Kazakh
0 As Maugli became the Kazakh

As Maugli became the Kazakh

Before the beginning of a picture "Nomad" the credit announces that its inspirer was the first president of Kazakhstan Noursultan Nazarbaev. It is possibly caused by aspiration to declare the national identity and to designate on a card of the modern cultural world the state which is considered in the old manner as a makeweight to Russian empire in the West. Meantime Kazakhs have their own history, tradition and heroes. For example, the main character of a film-epopee, Mansur, conducts a family tree from Chingishan, that is a subject of national pride for the «new Kazakhs». It goes without saying, they have a full right on this. However, the curious paradox is that they have decided to declare the world their originality using a language of the Hollywood stamps. By the way, the picture was bought for hire by Harvi Weinstein, the producer of all Tarantino`s films. It`s probably indifferent to the foreign spectators that epic Kazakhs in "Nomad" are represented by slightly tinted Chineses
and Mexicans. In general "Nomad" is a film not for those who can distinguish the representatives of these unlike against each other nations. To not complicate the spectators who are not understanding history of Turkestan, all necessary data are stated by "nomad" Oraz for the staff. This role is played by actor Dzhejson Scott (hawaiian-chinese origin) which more of others is similar to the present Kazakh. Once Dzhejson Scott has played Maugli in «Jungle Book». The first Kazakh film-epos with the budget in 40 million dollars (under informal data) was created for all the world and by efforts of all cinema world. The script was written by Azerbaijanian Rustam Ibragimbekov. To one of producers became well-known czech Milosh Forman. Hes compatriot Ivan Passer, the director, has been replaced then by other hired "soldier", Sergey Bodrov. The customers wished to get the good of an export level, and this purpose was reached.
Vasily Leontiev, economist
0 A Critic of a Talking Horse.

A Critic of a Talking Horse.

Today is the anniversary for the great economist Vasily Leontiev. When somebody says "VAsily Vasilievich", you first remember Rozanov somehow. When you hear "Leontiev" A well-known philosopher Konstantin Leontiev
comes on mind at first. But someday this name, patronimic and last name will be definitely associated with a great Russian, an economist of a world class, Nobel Nominee Vasily Vasilievich Leontiev.
Champions League has returned to Moscow.
0 Champions League has returned to Moscow.

Champions League has returned to Moscow.

CsKA has defeated the champion of Slovakia and practically opened himself the freeway into the group stage of the Champions League. That's the seventh time in last eight seasons Russia is being presented in the group stage the most popular european soccer competition. Confident win over slovakian
"Ruzhomberok" has ruined all doubts about the result of a two-match competition. Will Russia have for the third time in history two teams playing in the Champions League? We'll get to know on the 23 August after the second game between "Spartak" and Chech Republic champion "Slovan"...
Oil and Russia news
0 Russia and Oil

Russia and Oil

The development of the Russian economy depends a lot on oil export as the Ministry of Economic Development reports. The main reason for the chief macroeconomic rates growth during 2006 is rise of the world prices on oil, they say. The Ministry accepts the idea
that growth in ammount of energy resources on export will remain one of the leading priorities for the Ministry in 2007-2009. The goal that Vladimir Putin has put before- to raise export of high technology processed products- can not be reached.
0 “Aeroflot” has banned carrying liquids and gels onboard for passengers flying to the USA.

“Aeroflot” has banned carrying liquids and gels onboard for passengers flying to the USA.

On August, 10th the Russian airline "Aeroflot" has entered an interdiction on a carrying of liquids and gels aboard the planes which are following to the USA. These restrictions are entered at the request of transport safety administration of the Ministry of internal security of the USA. "Passengers are not allowed to have at themselves any packs containing liquids or gels, on item of examination or onboard an air vessel. It applies to drinks, shampoos,
sunburn lotions,creams,tooth-paste, gels for hair and to other subjects of a similar consistence. Such subjects can be transported in luggage ", - is said in the message from "Aeroflot" airlines. Thus passengers may carry: a children's food, breast milk or juice for babies, medicines (with the recipe in which the name coincides with specified in the ticket), insulin or other vitally-important medicines without the recipe.
0 Time of coupons comes back.

Time of coupons comes back.

Delivery of coupons on bread for pensioners, invalids and large families will begin with 14th of August in bodies of social protection of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka. Socially undefended citizens can use them in retail centers of those manufacturers which have agreed to sell bread at a discount. "Coupons would stand out for a month. Today we discussed reduced prices of bread with manufacturers. One loaf of bread will cost approximately 12 roubles (0.44c), maybe a little more. We try to help old people to survive. But it`s not a measure, it`s a half of a measure. I in general consider that implementing coupons on bread in the
21st century is a crime ", - Puchkovsky, the head of society protection department,said "If Kamchatka authorities don't solve a problem with dotations on prices on the bread of socially undefended inhabitants of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka till new year, pensioners and representatives of large families will begin protest actions.".  That`s all happening because of Kamchatka bakers, who have risen the price for bakery products since the 1st of August. They have explained that their decision on rising prices is connected with higher costs of transportation of a flour and mineral oil.
0 Russians do not trust the “engine of trade”!

Russians do not trust the “engine of trade”!

In Russia people don't like a TV advertisment and consider it to be more likely as an irritating factor, than a way of perception of the information on new products and services. Around of 75% of the citizens of Russia suspect, that advertisers try to deceive them. Only 21% of the population trust the advertisment. Though participants of the market critically estimate results of sociological research. According to the data of the survey of the research holding ROMIR Monitoring, overwhelming majority of russian citizens not only don't love advertising, but also don't trust it. During the survey 75% of questioned people have declared the uncooperative atitude to advertising, and 38 % have made it in the categorical form. Though each fourth inhabitant of Russia (25%) has to some extent supported the advertising. According to data of the research, inhabitants of large cities trust advertising a little bit more, than living in small cities and across a countryside. During the survey also was found out, that men more often, than women, treat advertising skeptically. It is curious, that, despite of an uncooperative altitude to the
advertising and mistrust to it, almost half of participants of the survey have admitted, that repeatedly making purchases of the goods about which they have learned from advertising. To change the attitude to advertising in Russia and its perception, in opinion of the operating partner of advertising agency "Altman and Solopov" Dmitry Solopov, it is necessary to affect some factors of advertising. He points on two have the direct attitude to advertising. Advertisment irritates because the majority of people do not presume for itself the advertised products, thinksDmitry Solopov. « But the material prosperity is especially an economic force," - the advertiser tells. - "the quantity of advertisment on TV is so enormous, because the majority of channels are free-of-charge, and selling the ad time the only factor that pays of expenses for broadcasting». The attitude to advertisment will change, if it the quantity of it becomes less and a quality of promotional materials will raise. « Advertising should be more creative », - mister Solopov admits.

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