So far, dwellers of the only zoo in southern Russian regions managed without support of Maecenas. Though market relations more and more deeply penetrate into Russian life. The process seems to be irreversible.
After WWII, the Soviet army left Austria, and the latter had always remained a neutral state and never joined NATO
Russia experienced default on August 17, 1998. Today, 20 years after those events, the economic situation in Russia does not seem stable to many