] "Business should get used to paying taxes and
] observing the law and not seek ways to avoid paying
] taxes," Mr Putin said in his speech to the Russian
] Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.
Sounds less sinister when Buffett says it of American companies... why? Oh yeah:
] "The state will guard the interests of reputable
] business, and large-scale investigations, including tax
] probes, should not be regarded as a signal that every
] newly founded company poses a threat to the state's
] interests," he said.
Because "State's Interests" mean "Putin's Interests", not 'the good of Russia' or its economy.