Up to 30% of Russian forests may be privatized, said State Duma Natural Resources Committee head Natalia Komarova yesterday. She said new amendments to the forest code, which were prepared by her committee, provide for privatization of a part of Russian forests. At present, all proposals for changes to the forest code have been sent to the Economics Ministry.
Although the new code calls for free access to forests for citizens, Komarova said a forest owner would be able to limit the access and actions of citizens on their territory. The committee head also said the new amendments have been made to correspond to land and tax codes. The new code could begin as early as 2006.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
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It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War