Paintings by Chagall, Russian 16th century icons to be on display at art fair in BrusselsSociety & Culture January 16, 21:50
Russia calls to probe into attack on Moscow Patriarchate’s church in Kiev — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 21:25
Russia, US start restoring business ties — ombudsmanBusiness & Economy January 16, 21:21
Figure skating pairs competition excluded from schedule of 2017 Winter UniversiadeSport January 16, 20:34
DPR top diplomat blames Kiev for dodging discussion of Steinmeier formula implementationWorld January 16, 20:14
IMF maintains forecast for global economy growth in 2017 at 3.4%Business & Economy January 16, 19:45
Six more settlements join Syria ceasefire regime — Defense MinistryWorld January 16, 19:22
Foreign Ministry: Washington initiating new arms race in EuropeRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 19:15
Diplomat says anti-terror efforts must not be hostage to political ambitionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 19:08
MOSCOW, May 8 (Itar-Tass) —— Candidate for prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has proposed to increase alcohol and tobacco excises more rapidly than planned.
“The rates of growth of alcohol and tobacco excises must significantly surpass the inflation. It would be expedient to raise them higher than the indicators set by the Tax Code for the medium-term prospect and contribute the additional revenues to regional budgets,” Medvedev said.
In the words of Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Shatalov, alcohol and tobacco excises will grow by 20% by 2015. He said the excise rates would meet the levels set by the Tax Code in 2013-2014. “Both excise rates will increase by 20% in 2015,” he said.