Russia's monopoly watchdog reveals extend of total cartel damage
"The total cartel damage 1.5% to 2% of GDP," TASS cited the regulator as saying.
According to FAS’ deputy head Andrei Tsyganov, "tender collusion accounts for 85% of cartels."
"This is a huge problem, which takes billions of rubles from the Russian budget and Russian consumers," he said at the regulator’s meeting. ■