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Tatar-Bashkir Report: May 25, 2001

25 May 2001
Kirienko Participates in FSB Board Meeting in Kazan
Presidential Envoy to the Volga Federal District Sergei Kirienko and his deputy Valentin Stepankov on 24 May visited Kazan to take part in a meeting of the FSB board in Tatarstan. The session focused on counterintelligence and security matters, reported.

Shaimiev Orders Investigation of Privatization Program
President Mintimer Shaimiev ordered the Control Board and State Council�s Parliamentary Control Committee to analyze the results of privatization of trade enterprises in Kazan, Tatar-inform reported on 24 May.

Tatarstan Permanent Representations Mark Anniversary
Tatarstan�s permanent representation offices in St. Petersburg and Leningrad oblast and in Sverdlovsk oblast on 25 May mark their fifth anniversaries, Tatar-inform reported. They were among the first of republic's 16 plenipotentiary, permanent and trade-economic representations in Russia and abroad.

Per-Minute Telephone Charges Require Subscriber�s Consent
The Duma on 23 May passed the amendment to the federal law on communications prohibiting involuntary introduction of per-minute telephone charge, Tatar-inform reported.

KamAZ Demonstrates its Products in Cyprus
KamAZ is showing its production at the international fair being held in Nicosia through 28 May, RIA-novosti reported on 24 May. Director of KamAZ Cypriot partner Dezi International Yorgos Khajigeorgiu told the news agency that his company will provide marketing and servicing of KamAZ trucks in Mediterranean region.

TU-214 Lands in Khabarovsk
The first TU-214 produced by the Kazan aviation plant and leased by Dalavia has landed on 24 May in Khabarovsk airport, RIA-Novosti reported.

Kogogin Reelected KZSK Board Chairman
The Kazan synthetic rubber plant�s (KZSK) annual shareholders meeting reelected Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Kogogin the managers board chairman, AK&M reported on 24 May.

Tatneft Owns One Fourth of Ak Bars Bank Capital
Tatneft has increased its share in Tatarstan�s Ak Bars Bank capital from 10 to 24 percent, Finmarket reported on 24 May.

Anti-Poaching Body Praised
Tatarstan�s anti-poaching board was given a prize by the Russian Hunting Resources Department for its successes in 2000, Tatarinform reported on 24 May.

Compiled by Gulnara Khasanova

Petroleum Sector Calls for Protection by State
Russian Oil and Gas Producers Union President Vladimir Medvedev on 24 May said that fuel industry needs state protection in its foreign economic activities, Bashinform reported. He said that commercial interests of oil and gas complex should completely coincide with Russia�s geopolitical aims.

Rakhimov Receives Kamov General Designer
President Murtaza Rakhimov on 24 May met with Kamov general designer Sergei Mikheev to discuss prospects for the development of helicopter production at the Kumertau aviation plant, the presidential press service reported.

Gazprom to Modernize Fleet with Kumertau Helicopters
General designer of the Kamov design office Sergei Mikheev on 24 May told the third oil and gas producers congress that his company has reached agreement with Gazprom on the exchange of all K-26 helicopters for new K-226 machines produced by the Kumertau aviation company, Bashinform reported.

Russian Official Says Gas Prices to Rise
Russian First Deputy Power Engineering Minister Gurami Avalishvili on 24 May told the oil and gas producers that Moscow plans to have the price of gas rise 2.5 times by 2003 sand by an additional 40 percent in 2005, Bashinform reported.

Government Promotes Statistics Efforts
The cabinet has approved a program calling for setting up a unified information system on statistics throughout the republic, the governmental press service reported on 24 May.

British Information Center Opens in Ufa
The United Kingdom has opened an information center in the Ufa Trade and Industry Chamber, Bashinform reported on 24 May.

Compiled by Gulnara Khasanova