This year the Russian Finance Ministry probably will not be able to allocate 100m rubles ($3.16m) for the support of small businesses, which is envisaged by the 2003 federal budget, Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin declared at today's meeting of the enlarged Board of the Anti-Monopoly Ministry. "We will not manage to use these resources" because in the third quarter of 2003 the Anti-Monopoly Ministry will introduce amendments to the procedure of spending resources of the fund for the support of small businesses, Kudrin specified.
The Finance Minister also stressed that the formation of this fund should be a temporary measure, because first of all, it was necessary to create favorable conditions for the development and functioning of small businesses, i.e. to develop the banking system and create necessary infrastructure.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
This problem is not limited to the situation with the "whale prison" in Russia's Far East, because many people buy tickets to go to oceanariums and turn a blind eye to the problem