According to the Coalition for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR), loses from the selling of counterfeit products in Russia amounted to more than $2bn. This year the figure might amount to $4-5bn, CIPR President Peter Necarsulmer declared at a news conference in Moscow today.
According to a survey conducted by the organization in Moscow, some 93 percent of the respondents bought counterfeit products in 2002. One fourth of them said that they were aware of buying a pirate product. A majority of the 1,200 Muscovites questioned admitted that they bought pirate products due to their low incomes. The poll was conducted from November 5 to December 5, 2002.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations