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Today in Russian Business – Feb 21, 2012

News of a second bailout for Greece caused the ruble to weaken for a fourth day in a row.  The Russian Finance Ministry is scrapping plans to collect tax on corporate Eurobonds.  The U.S. Commercial Service has indicated rising interest in certain areas of Russian trade, and is planning trade missions to the country in the coming months.  Russia plans to increase its fishing catches by 41% by 2020.  The central bank’s decision to widen access to its deposit accounts will quadruple the number of qualifying banks.  Vladimir Putin promises that any attempts to start price wars over arms and military equipment will be suppressed.