It was the summer of 2015 that I read a post of Facebook on a brethren group’s page of a lady in her 30’s who was being told that she should accept the fact that it was not the Lord’s will for her to be married.She asked the group if what she was being told by her church family was true.
Institutions which have benefited from the revenue generated by customs duties were: the Army, the Economy, the Health Service, Education and other improvements to the State.
It is well known that many great architectural monuments were financed from money derived from taxes levied by the Customs.
The Russian Customs Service has always targeted Smuggling.
The trafficking of contraband was not the only thing to be prevented by the Customs.
Among other things which were targeted by the Moscow Customs Department were the following: heretical books, other items of a religious nature and playing cards, all of which could be harmful to the people of Russia.
In the XVth and XVIIth centuries visiting foreigners were often found to be smuggling out of Russia secret maps of its territories and its fortresses.