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    The Russian tax system may serve as an example of best practices for other states, Ange Dany Gakunzi, a spokeswoman of the Burundian Tax Office (OBR) told Sputnik on Thursday.

    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) — OBR is the African state's semi-autonomous public revenue collection institution.

    "Russia has an effective tax raising system. We would like to learn from the Russian good practices," she said on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

    The 2016 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is taking place on June 16-18. The agenda for SPIEF 2016, which is held at a new venue for the first time in 20 years — at the Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Centre — includes business forums of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, BRICS, and the Business 20.

    According to the organizing committee, the number of contracts at SPIEF is expected to be not less than in 2015 when the total volume of agreements reached 293 billion rubles ($4.4 billion). Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov said on Tuesday that the number of SPIEF participants would exceed 10,000 this year, compared to 7,500 in 2015.

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