Governor of the Moscow region Boris Gromov and President of the French company Achan Gerard Milier travelled to the Mytishchi district outside Moscow to launch construction of a hypermarket. The new trade center will be built just 1 km off the Moscow Automobile Ring Road, which is supposed to make it convenient for Muscovites and local residents alike. Occupying a sales area of 44,000 sq m, it will offer industrial goods as well as food commodities. Inauguration of the new hypermarket was roughly scheduled for mid-summer of 2002.
After it turned out that Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov included the Fonbet betting company in the list of backbone enterprises that can count on state support, everyone started talking about these bookmakers.