The Russian government has proposed postponing the deadline for Armenia to transfer shares in several companies to Russia. The share transfers are to repay Armenia's debts to Russia. According to the Armenian government's press office, the final deadline has been put back from April 5, 2003 to September 5, 2003. By transferring the shares, worth USD 90 million, Armenia will fully repay its debts to Russia.
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.