PTR - September 17, 2014

One of the richest Russian businessmen, the head of the Sistema corporation Vladimir Evtushenkov has been placed under house arrest on charges of money laundering; General Motors prepares to dismiss a quarter of its staff at its St. Petersburg plant and cut the working hours for all the rest; Hunters and owners of antique or sporting cold weapons may soon no longer need a licence as police call for the liberalization of the relevant law.