IRB – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Author)
For information on the trade policy of the
leadership of the Urals region (Sverdlovsk Oblast), please consult
the attachment sent to the DIRB by Okno Consulting of Ann Arbor,
Michigan. The document includes information on: the politics of
Sverdlovsk oblast, known for a period in 1993 as the Urals
Republic; oblast trade policy, with emphasis on copper and other
raw materials; there is also a short mention in the last paragraph
of the requirements for any future trade liberalization.
This Response was prepared after
researching publicly accessible information currently available to
the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does
not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular
claim to refugee status or asylum.
Okno Consulting, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 29
September 1995. Document sent to the DIRB.