Today, Chairman of the Russian Audit Chamber Sergey Stepashin signed areport of the Chamber on examining the bill on the 2003 federal budget. Asthe information and public relations department of the Chamber reported,the report was sent to both chambers of the Russian parliament.The report was made according to the law on the Audit Chamber. For example,the Chamber is to execute expertise and to report on the federal budgetdraft, on the relevancy of its revenues and expenditures.The report of the Audit Chamber on the bill on the 2003 federal budget wasadopted by the board of the Chamber on September 13, 2002. Deputies of theState Duma and the Federal Council, Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin andChairman of the State Customs Committee Mikhail Vanin participated in thismeeting..
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969