According to the statement made on the air in a Militia Wave radio programme by Nikolai Bobkov, Deputy Head of Russia's militia's Economic Crimes Department, 90% of all consumer goods sold in Russia are counterfeited. Mr. Bobkov asserted that most counterfeited goods were imported. For instance, he said, counterfeited electrical appliances and software came from South-East Asia; perfumes, cosmetics, and toys - from China. Once counterfeited products cross the border, they are sold by locals. Foods, cloths, shoes, domestic chemistry goods, medicines, audio and video products are counterfeited more often than other goods.
This is why the Ministry of Interior is making its priority struggling against criminal groups specializing in counterfeited goods. Over 2,000 crimes of this kind, especially concerning the illegal sale of intellectual property, have been uncovered over the year 2002. Moscow, St. Petersburg, and the Leningrad, Sverdlovsk, Ryazan, and Yaroslavl regions are affected by such crimes the most as the closest to borders and having the densest populations, international ports, and various markets.
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
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part