Russian lawmakers decry dollar

  • 2006-05-31
  • By Claire Bigg
RFE/RL - Russian lawmakers on May 24 gave initial approval to a bill that would slap hefty fines on stores and other businesses that list prices in U.S. dollars or euros. The legislation would also punish ministers who publicly cite sums in dollars instead of rubles.In fact, if backers of the bill have their way, the word "dollar" will soon largely disappear from the vocabulary of government ministers and their subordinates. Those caught flouting the rule in public would be fined. In accordance with the bill, businesses that continue to set prices in foreign currencies would also face fines...
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