OPEC has no objections to speed of Russia's oil production cutsBusiness & Economy March 25, 12:38
Opposition leader Vladimir Neklyayev detained in Belarus - news agency directorWorld March 25, 5:33
Russia submits amicus curiae brief to US Supreme CourtRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 3:34
Russia, China suggest for UN SC to adopt resolution on chemical terrorism threatRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 3:23
Russian lawmaker compares European Union to Soviet UnionRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 3:16
Russian emergencies ministry says fire at Kazan’s gunpowder factory fully extinguishedWorld March 25, 3:01
Relations btw US, Russia worst over half-century - Lukin quoting KissingerRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 2:58
Russia suggests setting up international coalition for demining operations in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 1:08
One person dies in fire at gunpowder factory in Russia's KazanWorld March 24, 21:47
KIEV, June 4 (Itar-Tass) - Ukrainian state tourism agency is looking at introducing a tax on foreign trips. The Ukrainian Association of Travel Business Leaders said on Tuesday the agency proposed a tax of one percent of a minimum wage on foreign vacations.
According to the association, if the tax is imposed, the country’s budget will receive additional revenues of more than 15 million hryvnias (about two million U.S. dollars). According to travel statistics, about 1.3-1.5 million Ukrainians spend their vacations outside Ukraine a year.
From April 1, 2013, the minimum official wage in Ukraine is 1,190 hryvnias (about 150 U.S. dollars). It means that each Ukrainian citizen will be liable for a tourism tax of 11.9 hryvnias (about 1.5 U.S. dollars) when buying a foreign tour.