The lower house of the Russian parliament has adopted the bill on canceling the tax on buying foreign currency on the third reading today. According to the document, a one-percent tax on purchasing any foreign currency is abolished effective January 1, 2003. The bill was supported by 291 deputies with 115 against and one abstention.
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