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Published: May 28, 2002 (Issue # 772)


City Gas Inquiry

MOSCOW (SPT) - Interior Minister Boris Gryzlov has sent a team of law enforcement officials to St. Petersburg to investigate corruption allegations in the city's gasoline market, the ministry's organized-crime department said Wednesday.

The investigation was ordered after the Faeton gasoline company complained to both Gryzlov and the Prosecutor General's Office in April. Faeton accused the city's tax police of giving favors to the St. Petersburg Fuel Co., or PTK, Faeton chief Sergei Fetisov said.

He said the city administration heavily favors PTK and that several former city officials work at the company.

City Eurobonds

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The St. Petersburg administration is planning to issue Eurobonds worth around $110 million this year in order to refinance its outstanding debt, a senior city official said last week.

"In 1997 we issued Eurobonds with a 9.5 percent coupon. ... We now want to issue five- or seven-year Eurobonds," St. Petersburg Deputy Governor Viktor Krotov said at a conference on municipal borrowing in Moscow.

The previous $300-million issue will reach maturity next month and Krotov said that about $110 million of the bonds in that issue remain outstanding.

Tax Shortfall

MOSCOW (Prime-Tass) - The Tax Ministry is experiencing difficulties in meeting the May tax collection target, Tax Minister Gennady Bukayev said last week.

The ministry is expected to transfer 120.8 billion rubles ($3.86 billion) in taxes to the federal budget this month.

The Tax Ministry collected 136.9 billion rubles of taxes in April, or 2.1 percent below the monthly target.

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ALL ABOUT TOWN

Sunday, Dec. 21


The Zenit St. Petersburg basketball team returns to the northern capital this evening for a matchup with Krasny Oktyabr, a Volgograd-based basketball club. Tickets for the game, which tips off at 6 p.m. this evening, can be purchased on the club’s website or at their arena, Sibur Arena, on Krestovsky island.


Satisfy your sugar cravings during Sweet New Year, an ongoing seasonal festival at the Raduga shopping center. Each weekend of December will welcome hungry visitors to taste hundreds of different kinds of desserts. Workshops are open to visitors and seasonal gifts can also be purchased for those rushing to finish their New Year shopping.



Monday, Dec. 22


Pick out the latest fashions as holiday gifts for loved ones or as early presents for yourself during the Christmas Design Sale at Kraft on Obvodny Kanal, starting on Dec. 20 and continuing through Dec. 27. Designer clothes will be on sale every day of the week or you can buy something more festive to decorate the home while sipping on hot coffee and perusing the various master classes.



Tuesday, Dec. 23


Meet Arctic explorers Fedor Konukhov and Viktor Simonov during SPIBA’s and Capital Legal Service’s event “Arctic Expedition” this morning in the Mertens House business center at 21 Nevsky Prospekt. The meeting will discuss the explorers’ ongoing eco-social project and how companies can use the project as a unique marketing opportunity. Email office@spiba.ru by Dec. 22 if you wish to attend.



Wednesday, Dec. 24


The Anglican Church of St. Petersburg we will be holding a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. led by Rev Wm. Shepley Curtis of the Episcopal Church. The service will be held at the Swedish Church at 1/3 Malaya Konyushennaya Ulitsa.



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