MOSCOW, March 3 – RIA Novosti. On the eve of March 8, the prices for flowers “bite”, men are unhappy with this, said the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.
“March 8 is coming soon, prices for flowers are biting. Men are unhappy, women are waiting for flowers,” she said at a meeting of the Federation Council.
According to the speaker, the inflated prices for flowers are explained by the fact that domestic growers are placed in unequal conditions with foreign suppliers. “For our flower growers VAT was 10 percent, it was raised to 20 percent. And foreign ones are on preferential terms,” Matvienko said.