Wrigley will complete construction of its new, $25 million plant in Petersburg in the first quarter of 2004, Igor Savelyev, acting director of the company's Russian management has told Rosbalt. The new plant will produce chewing gum and Orbit drops that until now have been shipped to Russia from Wrigley plants in Europe as well as other products. Wrigley's original plant in Petersburg, with planned production capacity of 15,000 tons of chewing gum a year, opened in 1999 at a cost of $70 million.
Turkey is an aggressor state that is waging a war in Nagorno Karabakh through the hands of Azerbaijan. It is about time Russia should to show its military strength, otherwise the genocide of Armenians will start