NYT points to US sanctions that the Russian billionaire could have violated.
The New York Times, citing its sources, says that the searches at the home of Russian businessman and billionaire Oleg Deripaska could be caused by violations of US sanctions, which are causing widespread concern. under investigation by the FBI.
Bloomberg, on the other hand, knows that last year European officials tried to convince U.S. officials of Deripaska's violation of the terms of the deal with Washington. According to him, some of the Russian companies have been withdrawn from the sanctions. But officials said the Russian influence over the companies UC Rusal and EN + Group International remained.
Moreover, the billionaire, bypassing the deals, used their resources to support “the # 39; Kremlin political agenda “.
To this, En + and UC Rusal objected that these media have no factual basis.
The New York Times reports that in addition to the FBI, representatives from the Southern District Federal Attorney's Office joined the searches in New York City, but the department declined to comment.
And the State FBI Department only announced the searches, but did not specify their reason.
As Topnews previously wrote, it was learned the day before that the FBI was conducting searches of a Washington-owned mansion. by the entrepreneur.
However, ABC News, citing its sources at the office, said there were no charges against the Russian.
Recall that searches are also carried out in the houses of the relatives of the businessman.
& # 8220; No charges have been laid against Deripaska & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; reports an American television channel.
Later, RIA commented on the events & # 8220; Novosti & # 8221; a representative of Deripaska himself. She clarified that the buildings raided by police in Washington and New York do not belong to a businessman, but to his relatives and are executed on the basis of warrants related to US sanctions.
She also previously stated on the link between sanctions and searches of buildings. Forbes.
As for the Deripaska agreements with the American authorities, they concern the sanctions that were introduced in 2018 against several of its companies.
Then he was able to agree with the US Treasury that with restrictive measures three companies will be lifted, namely from the energy and metallurgical group En +, the aluminum company UC Rusal and the energy company Eurosibenergo.
In response, the contractor relinquished control and Deripaska's share in these was reduced. At the moment, the Russian himself is not allowed to enter the United States.
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The average income of famous people is 5-10 million rubles .
Russian company & # 8220; Medialogia & # 8221; announced the amount of earnings in the social networks of the main Russian stars. According to her, the richest celebrities with the highest incomes on Instagram are led by the wife of musician Dzhigan Oksana Samoilova .
According to & # 8220; Medialogia & # 8221; she can receive Instagram stories and posts per month about 10 million rubles.
Other mothers are no less in demand, such as Ida Galich (7 million subscribers), Ksenia Sobchak (8 , 6 million). TV presenter Ksenia Borodina (17.6 million) has more followers than Samoilova (14.6). However, the musician's wife is more actively involved in advertising.
In a conversation with & # 8220; KP & # 8221 ;, marketing expert Vladimir Kryukov shared the secrets to earning stars. He said that the price of a post on Instagram can reach 1.5 million rubles, starting from 100,000 for bloggers with 1 million subscribers.
The larger amounts are paid by the big companies for advertising that is not directly related to the life of a star. Growth in value also occurs when using a video format shot specifically for product promotion.
For bigger celebrities, a post can cost a lot more, it all depends on how many actual people are following the star's stories and posts.
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According to the expert, the social media advertising market is growing, and funds that were supposed to be used to pay for events are being returned to online advertising because of the coronavirus, falling into the pockets of bloggers. The price of posts has fallen slightly recently, notes the expert. But bloggers manage to get the usual amount of its quantity.
& # 8220; It is too early to talk about the final figures for the growth of the blogger market in 2021… According to data for 2020, the total budget of the blogger market on Instagram was 7 billion rubles & # 8221;, & # 8211; Kryukov explained.
If we are talking about real star rates, then in the top ten the most & # 8220; advertising & # 8221; among the celebrities were Olga Buzova (23 million subscribers), Nastya Ivleeva (18 million), Ksenia Borodina, Oksana Samoilova, Vera Brezhneva (12 million), Polina Gagarina (8.5 million), Ksenia Sobchak, Ida Galich.
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They can place advertisements on themselves and on & # 8220; low & # 8221; price of 300,000 rubles per message, but the reason for such loyalty lies in the discounts for regular advertisers, barter and other reasons.
The average publication price is 600,000 to 800,000 rubles, Kryukov explained, adding that the stars publish about ten such messages per month.
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The second level displays different prices. Thus, Lyaysan Utyasheva, Ekaterina Varnava, Anna Khilkevich, Kristina Asmus, David Manukyan and other artists can receive advertising from 300,000 to half a million rubles per post.
tiktokers who not only use royalties to make money, but also promote music tracks, links and ambassadors.
According to Kryukov, if a blogger has less than 400,000 subscribers, the price of an article is 3,000 – 15,000 rubles. Millionaires, with 1-4 million users, already receive 30,000 & # 8211; 90,000, and those who managed to conquer an audience of 4 & # 8211; 8 million receive 90,000 & # 8211; 300,000 rubles.
The most expensive contracts & # 8211; those who have become celebrities, having managed to appear outside the social network, on television and on YouTube. Their price ranges from half a million to 10 million for the stars.
The leaders are Olga Buzova (7.8 million subscribers), Danya Milokhin (15.2), Dina Saeva (24 million), Carnival of Valya (20.5 million), Yulia Gavrilina (14.4 million), Anya Pokrov (14.1 million ).
As Topnews wrote earlier, it became known where Dzhigan took $ 35 million for a car for his wife, Oksana Samoilova. Recall that he offered her a & # 8220; Rolls-Royce & # 8221;.
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According to Czech journalist Vladimir Piskachek, representatives of the European Commission have become very distant from the people.
The result of this situation was the energy crisis authorized by the EU authorities.
Piskacek said before the onset of winter Europe was at risk of freezing due to lack of fuel and not finding the funds to pay for it.
According to the publicist, this situation did not develop due to the disruption of supplies.
& # 8220; Gas from Russia, apparently, is arriving as agreed, and no terrorist attack has taken place either & # 8221;, & # 8211; he notes.
The reporter points out that the United States is now reorienting itself towards supplying the more expensive Asian market with liquefied gas, and this is playing a big role in the actions of the European Commission.
He pointed out & # 8220; chaotic approach & # 8221; European officials, who disguise themselves as the fight against climate change.
As a result, according to him, Europe will have to face a choice & # 8211; pay for food or heat. At the same time, Piskacek doubts that additional payments to consumers could improve the situation.
He accused officials in Europe of insolvency and stressed the need to build objects & # 8220; green & # 8221; energy.
Remember that in recent months in Europe, gas prices have skyrocketed.
Earlier, TopNews wrote that Putin's words lowered gas prices around the world.
The President of Russia has announced that he is ready to influence the prices of natural gas.
According to the expert, the current situation of the European gas market is beneficial for Russia.
According to political analyst Dmitry Abzalov, tying gas prices from Russia to the spot market allows our country to receive 50 billion rubles in two years.
He is convinced that the current situation of gas in the European market is more profitable than ever for Russia.
The political scientist noted that the price of the resource in the contracts of & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221;, as a rule, is tied to the spot changes, so the cost of fuel responds to the spot correction.
By the middle of 2022, as Abzalov expects, Russian & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221; will supply blue fuel to Europe at prices close to the current market price & # 8211; more than $ 1000 per thousand cubic meters.
Thus, Russia will receive a whopping $ 50 billion in the budget.
& # 8220; We will get the same high prices next year & # 8230; & # 8220;, & # 8211; he said, noting that the main budget revenue comes from tariffs linked to the price.
There is no doubt that high gas prices in Europe will remain at least until April 2022 due to the shortage of blue fuel, which will intensify.
& # 8220; The demand for gas will increase. The resource will no longer be & # 8221;, & # 8211; the expert has no doubts.
According to him, Europe itself & # 8220; shot himself in the foot & # 8221; due to the fact that she demanded to tie contracts to the spot market and succeeded.
Earlier, TopNews wrote that Poland opposes & # 8220; Nord Stream & # 8221 ;.
However, the specialist also noted that Europe shot itself in the foot.
Experts believe that distribution chains were not ready to reduce the number of migrants, and have not yet adjusted to the situation. Soon Russia could face a personnel crisis.
Meanwhile, the number of vacancies in Russia is increasing – cashiers, store administrators, but no one is ready to work in these specialties.
In just one year, the number of CVs has decreased from 12 to 17%.
Experts explain this situation by the fact that people are not ready to work for low wages. At the same time, the work is hard, experts say in an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda.
Russians don't go to supermarkets for the vacancies of loaders, cashiers, salespeople because of the long working day, I'm sure Dmitry Yanin, chairman of the board of administration of the Confederation of Consumer Societies (ConfOP).
In the future, such a situation could lead to a drop in the quality of service.
Cashiers will not suffice, and self-service checkouts will not cope with the load.
To remedy the situation, the expert advises to offer decent wages to local residents. But here the situation will be the other way around – due to costs, food prices will increase.
Retail chains have previously complained about understaffing. In some regions, supermarkets are only 65% staffed.
As Topnews wrote earlier, in the fall of 2021 it became known that in Russia 17.1 thousand people earn salaries above 1 million rubles .
Most of these employees work in banking, the information sphere, insurance companies.
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American journalists are convinced that the Russian president is adhering to the tactic of limiting the growth of the public debt .
The US edition of Bloomberg ran an article claiming that Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to put some money aside for a & # 8220; rainy day & # 8221 ;.
This situation is developing against against the background of growing revenues from national prosperity through the sale of oil and gas.
The authors of the publication recall that Putin approved of spending $ 35 billion on infrastructure projects.
At the same time, the government has been ordered to limit additional spending.
Bloomberg experts are convinced that Putin has taken the path of limiting the growth of public debt and quickly restoring reserves, despite the increase in spending due to the coronavirus pandemic.
We can see that the Russian authorities are now setting aside a moderate increase in social security spending, while the forecast for growth in income from the sale of raw materials stood at 40 billion dollars.
Sova Capital economist Artem Zaigrin is confident that Russian authorities will adhere to a pre-coronavirus strategy, and by 2024 the volume of the NWF could reach $ 3.00 billion out of 190.5 billion billion current.
Earlier, TopNews wrote that Chinese media recalled Putin's prophetic words about the fate of the United States.
The President of Russia is sure that the number of problems inside the American side will increase.
It is forbidden to have dual nationality in Montenegro.
The Interior Ministry of Montenegro has announced the list of Russians who have been given “golden passports”. For investments in the economy of Montenegro in the amount of 350-550 thousand euros, any citizen can get a passport of the country.
The list of Russians included 160 people, including a senior executive from Surgut and the family of a businessman from Nizhnevartovsk.
Thus, Maxim Skovorodnik, originally from the Tyumen region, obtained citizenship with his wife and two children.
The 72.ru portal reports that in 2002 Skovorodnik was convicted of theft, but three years later he extinguished his conviction. In 2016, he ran for the Nizhnevartovsk State Duma, but was removed from his post before the elections.
According to media reports, the full namesake of Maxim Skovorodnik owns stakes in three companies engaged in construction. One of the companies performed contract work for Rosneft, in 2020 alone the company had a turnover of 2 billion rubles.
By the way, the businessman's wife was selling a 5-room apartment in Tyumen for 11 million rubles in 2020, and also posted photos of vacation in Montenegro on social media.
Another “golden passport” was received by the namesake of the former top manager of Sibneft, who had previously worked with Roman Abramovich. He's from Surgut.
The natives of the Nizhny Novgorod region – the family of Maria Belskaya, parents and children also received “golden passports”. China. There are also residents of the United States and other countries.
There are 48 people on the list, the rest are their relatives, who obtained citizenship in 2020-2021. Golden passports are issued to citizens under Montenegro & # 39; s Citizenship by Investment program, through which the country wanted to receive 4.8 billion euros.
As Topnews wrote earlier, Vladimir Putin signed a decree in the summer of 2021 according to which allowed officials to have dual citizenship if they were can not give it up.
Rosfinmonitoring proposed to make it possible to block Russians' accounts and cards without trial.
Such action can follow if it is suspected that these instruments are being used to finance terrorism, extremism, riots or drug trafficking.
According to the published document, the Home Office and the FSB will only be able to take a blocking decision in cases which, according to the authors of the project, do not tolerate the postponement.
At the same time, the information received by government agencies must be sufficient, documented and previously confirmed.
Such a block can last up to 10 working days, and a court order may be required to extend it.
A limited category of officials will be able to take such a decision.
Among them it is proposed to include the leadership of the Interior Ministry of the Russian Federation, the FSB, Rosmfinonitoring and a number of individual leaders and their deputies.
The project notes that within 24 hours it is necessary to inform the Attorney General, his deputy or another prosecutor subordinate to him about the decision to suspend operations.
The decision is subject to appeal if it is taken in violation of the law. The event can be considered within 48 hours.
Earlier, TopNews wrote that Roskomnadzor said it could block YouTube.
Such action can follow if the service does not remove restrictions on RT channels in Germany.
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