An international business forum called Omskexpo and a general-purpose wholesale and retail fair called Inter-torg Zima will take place in Omsk's exhibition center Intersib on November 27 through 30. More than 70 organisations from 20 regions of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus have confirmed their intention to participate in the fair, said the press service of Intersib. The purpose of the forum is to demonstrate the export potential of the region, promote goods on domestic and foreign markets, and raise the competitive capacity of Russian-made products. The fair features a wide range of consumer goods, including clothes, household equipment, tableware, etc. Visitors, heads of industrial enterprises and wholesale customers will get a chance to make contracts and purchase goods right on the spot.
The remarks from the Pope came as "a very strong step towards degradation," "given the rather massive nature of homosexuality" among the Catholic clergy.