Flagship companies to pay $US 60 BLN in taxes?
If passed, the legislation would force privately-owned giants in the metals, chemicals, mining and power sector to pay 20% of the money they made in the first 10 years of operation.
Legal experts argue slapping Russian businesses with back taxes is illegal.
“You can’t freely tax something that happened a long time ago,” said Valery Tutykhin, Credit Prive law firm partner.
While few believe the current proposal has a chance to become a law, some see it as a sign of increased state pressure on private industry.