Vladimir Putin arrived in Kharkov, a major industrial centre of Ukraine, a RIA Novosti correspondent reports. President Leonid Kuchma of Ukraine welcomed the president of Russia at the airport. Putin and Kuchma will take part in the work of the Russian-Ukrainian business-forum which is being held in Kharkov. A meeting of the heads of state will also take place.
After it turned out that Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov included the Fonbet betting company in the list of backbone enterprises that can count on state support, everyone started talking about these bookmakers.