Sergey Ivanov: Russia is ready to open new page in relations with U.S. after electionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 4:10
Qatari former Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani dies aged 84World October 23, 23:08
Russia’s health ministry plans to build vaccines plant in EcuadorBusiness & Economy October 23, 20:19
Cygnus cargo spacecraft docks to ISSScience & Space October 23, 19:44
Whereabouts of several residents of blast-destroyed house in Ryazan not yet establishedWorld October 23, 18:50
Zakharova: no cyberattack on Russian foreign ministry’s websiteRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 18:29
Russian Minister of Energy: Russia, Saudi Arabia begin new stage of energy cooperationBusiness & Economy October 23, 17:32
Russia not ready to say whether it will cut oil production or freeze itBusiness & Economy October 23, 17:29
Experts probing into situation around cyberattack on Russian foreign ministry’s websiteRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 17:05
MOSCOW, December 20, 2:39 /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian government has drawn a bill proposing tougher penalties for the turnover of illegal timber.
"There are many problems in this sector." Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told a cabinet meeting on Thursday. "Tougher responsibility won't hurt here. The penalties for this offense will range from fines to prison terms."
The measure adds an extra article to the Criminal Code envisioning criminal liability for the turnover of timber which goes on sale despite the fact that it was produced with breaches of regulations.