Elephant, giraffe and wildcats found among Muscovites’ house petsSociety & Culture April 24, 17:48
Putin calls for setting apart real anti-corruption crusaders from political show-offsRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 16:34
Moscow court turns down Jehovah’s Witnesses bid to fight Justice Ministry’s banWorld April 24, 16:08
Swiss-based CAS upholds four-year ban on Russian marathon runner MayorovaSport April 24, 15:57
Teenager brings grenade to school in Dagestan, one killed, 11 woundedWorld April 24, 15:54
Foreign policy chief says EU ready to return to strategic partnership with RussiaWorld April 24, 15:45
Russian diplomat warns about possible false flag near DamascusRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 15:29
Putin's spokesman says Kremlin never had any aversion to MacronRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 15:12
Kremlin stresses efforts must be made to root out corruptionRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 24, 14:44
MOSCOW, March 18 (Itar-Tass) – The Russian government is ready to take very resolute steps against illegal business and tax evasion, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Shatalov told a conference organised by the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs in the format of the Russian Business Week.
In his words, the steps of the kind will first of all will be aimed against the fly-by-night companies and VAT unlawful reimbursement.
“The government declared a very strong readiness to start a large-scale fight to the effect,” Shatalov said, adding, “It does not rule out the steps, which are not traditional for Russia, but are widely used in other countries.”
The question is about a so-called “anti-laundering law,” which envisions a great number of proposals to the amendments to the Criminal Code, to the institution registration rules, to the currency regulation, and to the money-laundering legislation.
Late in February, Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov stated that the federal budget damage from the activity of fly-by-night companies is estimated at about 0.5-1.0 trillion roubles (USD 1 = RUB 30.89).