The upper house of the Russian parliament has approved the bill on canceling the tax on purchasing foreign currency. The bill was supported by 131 senators with two against and three abstentions.
This tax was equal to one percent of the total sum of purchased foreign currency. The abolishment of this tax will decrease revenues to the Russian budget system by 2.6bn rubles (about $82m), including 1.6bn rubles (about $50m) to the federal budget. The federal budget for 2003 envisages compensation for the abolishment of this tax.
The law is to come into effect on January 1, 2003. The Federation Council Budget Committee believes that this law will promote further reforms in the fiscal system.
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
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