Atomstroyexport faces back tax claim for $36m

Publish date: January 17, 2005

The nuclear unit of Russian gas monopoly Gazprom has been presented with a 1-billion ruble ($36 million) claim for back taxes for 2001-2003, Vedomosti newspaper reported today.

Vedomosti quoted sources close to the company as saying Russia’s tax authorities presented their tax claim at the end of last year. It said most claims were linked to the company’s export activity. But the chairman of Atomstroyexport’s board Anton Badenov who is also Rosatom concern director advisor, said the tax claims would not influence the company’s obligations on the foreign contracts. Apart from Iran it is also building two nuclear reactors in China and two in India.