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MOSCOW HAS MORE BILLIONAIRES THAN ANY CITY

"The Russian capital is home to 33 billionaires, more than any other city in the world, according to a new ranking by the Russian edition of Forbes magazine. More than Riyadh, Tokyo or London. More than poor old New York, which is home to just 31 billionaires."

21 posted on 05/23/2004 12:05:34 AM PDT by MarMema
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Russia boosts energy production

"Russia's oil production rose last month by almost 10 percent compared with a year ago, the Russian Federal Statistics Service reported Friday."

Russia's five core sectors post growth of 7.9% in 4 mths

"Real disposable incomes increased 11.5% year-on-year. The real wage grew 15.1% and the nominal wage grew 27.3%."

Russian Oil Companies Make the Most of High Prices

"Russia is the only country which exports oil and increases its production along with increase in demand."

Anti-Semitism in Russia Lower Than in Many European Countries — Rabbi

"The level of anti-Semitism in Russia is lower than in France and many other European countries, Russia’s chief rabbi Berl Lazar was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying Wednesday."

Americans Working in Russia: Building Capitalism Or Escaping It

"Some of the charm Russia holds for expatriates is the comparatively low rent and high salaries."

" Speaking of taxes, remember that Ben Franklin quote about death and taxes? Well, the Russian employers will generally pay the Russian taxes for you, and you don’t owe the IRS a red cent if you made less than $80K while working abroad."

22 posted on 05/23/2004 12:24:33 AM PDT by MarMema
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