Plans to enact Medvedev's promises

The Moscow Times today reports that "President Dmitry Medvedev has handed 28 orders to the government aimed at fulfilling promises on taxes, children's issues and eased bureaucracy that he made during his annual state-of-the-nation address, the Kremlin said Tuesday.

"Children's issues dominate the agenda, with 11 orders... and social adaptation programs will be introduced for young people emerging from orphanages.

"Charities working with children will get tax breaks on their revenues, while nongovernmental organizations providing social services will get more opportunity to obtain state grants through tenders."