According to Tass, First Vice-Premier Sergei Ivanov spoke at the first year summary meeting of the Russian government’s Nanotechnologies Council early today. The BBC reported Ivanov warned the Russian public against false advertising for nano-enabled products, indicating licensing standards for the sale of nanotechnology products in Russia have not yet been developed. Regarding existing "nanoproducts," Ivanov said:

I would simply like to warn citizens against jumping at this bait. They are being conned. . . . These products have absolutely not been licensed in any way, and I strongly doubt that they have to do anything whatsoever with nanotechnology.

Aside from licensing issues, Ivanov’s concerns echo last year’s Magic Nano debacle in Germany.