The French beverage maker initially refused to make any concessions.
Russia has introduced a bill according to which only drinks produced in Russia can be called “champagne”. All others should be qualified as “sparkling wines.” After Moët Hennessy's decision to exit the Russian market, shares of Abrau-Dyurso climbed nearly 8%. This maximum was updated for the first time since May 25.
After some time, the French manufacturer decided to change its position and agreed to publish “sparkling wine” on the labels. As a first step, the company decided to suspend the shipping of alcohol shipments.
The Kremlin reacted to the new bill, recalling that “a long story “& # 8211; this has been going on since the times of the USSR.
“The law has been adopted, it must be applied,” said Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for Vladimir Putin.
Meanwhile, after Moët Hennessy's decision to suspend supplies, the Union of Winegrowers and Winegrowers of the Russian Federation accused the company of blackmail.
Russian wine growers are sure the French were scared – their products might not meet Russian quality standards.
By the way, according to Kommersant, Moet Hennessy decided to mention “sparkling wines” on the label on the back of the bottle. Nevertheless, the company will certify its products.
As Topnews wrote earlier, in the spring of 2021, the State Duma passed a bill on educational activities, which was challenged by experts.
In addition, the authorities have restricted the import of timber – crates, crates and packing cages .
The Russian government has added to the list of goods whose importation into the country from Ukraine has been banned since December 2018.
According to a document published on the portal of & # 39; Legal notice dated June 28, it added sugar, pasta, mayonnaise, tomato ketchup, products for sauces, flavoring additives and seasonings, prepared soups and broths, and 39; mineral and carbonated water, ice cream, muesli with cereals, etc.
In addition, barley, palm oil and derivatives weighing 20 tonnes or less, canned meat, seafood, animal feed, meal.
Restrictions apply. apply to the import of timber with a thickness greater than 6mm, including crates, boxes and other packaging, up to pallets.
Recall that the list, the full version of which appeared in December 2019, became the Russian response to the sanctions imposed by Ukraine on a number of Russians and legal entities of the Federation of Russia in 2018.
Topnews reported that the supply of sugar to Russian stores has been cut off.
Moët Hennessy said that & # 39 he found it unacceptable to rename products.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed law 171-FZ & # 8220; on the regulation of alcoholic beverages & # 8221; which changes the alcohol labeling rules & # 8211; This applies to the concepts of “sparkling wines” and “Russian Cognac”.
The document, which is posted on the Legal Information Portal, says what exactly is to be understood by definitions, “indigenous grape variety”, “grape flavored drinks”, “grape vodka” and “grape vodka” and ” brandy “,” sparkling pearl wines “and others.
It is known that due to the law, the company Moet Hennessy, which produces champagne, will suspend the sale of the drink in Russia. Freezing times are not specified.
In addition, the law clarifies how alcohol will be labeled at retail, establishes limits and standards for processing grapes for alcohol production.
< p>Thus, the content of ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide is authorized in champagne, and a new definition of sparkling wines is also given.
In response to the law, Moët Hennessy said he found it unacceptable to rename the products & # 8220; champagne & # 8221; in & # 8220; sparkling wine & # 8221; from the Champagne region to the Russian Federation, and also does not want to undergo re-certification and change the labeling.
Moët Hennessy sent a letter to his Russian partners, which states that the wine will no longer be supplied to the Russian Federation. RBC reported this yesterday referring to their sources.
Recall that the bill was initiated by a group of deputies of the State Duma, and FZ-171 has been in force in the Russian Federation since June 26, 2021.
Earlier, Topnews reported that scientists named the most dangerous alcoholic drinks that lead to severe hangovers.
” Kommersant “: the main objective is to ensure the regular payment of pensions.
The Central Bank of the Russian Federation, together with the main non-public pension funds of the FNP, aimed at encouraging Russians to participate more actively in the accumulation system, has prepared a new pension reform .
According to Kommersant, it is assumed that the current funded portion of pension payments will be turned into a non-public pension system. And NGOs, in turn, will complement the existing similar mechanism.
According to the media, the Central Bank will transform the system, despite the failures of the first projects, such as an individual retirement capital and a guaranteed retirement scheme.
According to the Deputy Director of the Bank of Russia Viktor Chistyukhin, Russian policyholders will be able to dispose of their money as & # 8220; property & # 8221; fully.
Recall that now the pension savings that employers transferred until 2014 are managed by the GUK VEB, or chosen by an NPF citizen.
However, according to media reports, the non-state funds themselves want the new system to standardize the rules that the Central Bank will establish on behalf of the state.
In addition, according to the project, future retirees will be offered benefits that would encourage them to actively participate in the formation of payments. For example, tax deductions of 6% of total income.
Also, judging by the information from & # 8220; Kommersant & # 8221;, it is likely that the new system will have the ability to independently reconstitute accounts, without involving employers as intermediaries.
As the main objective of the next reform, the authors emphasize the payment of regular pensions, which will provide an opportunity for its early payment.
Earlier, Topnews wrote that it was known which of the Russians received 446,000 rubles.
Peskov named the main topics that will be discussed in a direct line with Putin.
Tomorrow, June 30, a direct line with Vladimir Putin will take place in the World Trade Center in the capital.
According to the new rules introduced due to the worsened epidemiological situation in the country, anyone who wants to ask his question will speak to myself as an operator and journalist. All filmed videos from the special offer go immediately to the Center.
On the eve of the hotline, press secretary Dmitry Peskov spoke about the main events both in world politics and in the country.
In particular, Peskov explained that although the country's president has held all meetings during the pandemic since 2020, it is difficult to call such a mode of operation via video communication.
He explained that all this time Putin was around the clock in the & # 8220; thick of events & # 8221 ;. In addition, this working format has been preserved even after the vaccination against the coronavirus, because the Head of State observes precautions and ensures his safety.
Regarding the last order of the authorities of the country on vaccination, Peskov explained that this process in Russia is voluntary and Putin will explain this topic in more detail on a hotline.
As Peskov explained, a cook, for example, must have a health certificate, while he has the right to choose not to work in his specialty. The principle is the same with vaccination: anyone who wants to work with people will have to be vaccinated.
For himself, Peskov decided to get vaccinated against COVID-19, despite the fact that he had already had an infection and that he has antibodies and acquired immunity . Nevertheless, he decided to graft himself in order to experience the “fullness of freedom” and not face restrictions.
As Peskov has pointed out, it is the coronavirus and everything related to it that will become the main topic of discussion this year in direct line with Putin.
& # 8220; A huge block of questions related to covid & # 8221;, & # 8211; he added.
Meanwhile, against the backdrop of the latest provocative actions by NATO bloc countries, especially in the Black Sea, and subsequent verbal threats, as Peskov noted, Putin will be ready to use any measures to protect the country and its citizens.
However, about such bad scenarios. It is not worth talking about how to open fire on NATO ships, as Peskov pointed out.
& # 8220; Let's not even talk about such scenarios… But there is always one thing to know, it seems to me, one thing for all of us, as Russians: our president is always ready to do anything to protect our country, if necessary & # 8221;, & # 8211; said Peskov, explaining that & # 8220; sometimes words do materialize, god forbid, so you don't even have to think about it or talk about it '.
The FBK problem was naturally raised * Navalny, which was liquidated by a court decision. In particular, Peskov explained that he does not regard such measures as repression at all.
& # 8220; This is absolutely not repression. Extremist organizations should be called this & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; did he declare.
On the reasons for recognizing the FCB as an extremist organization, Peskov explained that all the details are described in the court decision, but the fact that this organization “called on people to violate the law “to chaos & # 8221; is a clear precedent.
In terms of the crisis due to the pandemic in small and medium-sized enterprises, as Peskov explained, Russia shows positive dynamics in the economy and is already starting to emerge from the crisis and & # 8220; people on the ground are feeling it & # 8221 ;.
& # 8220; Now the economy is working. Yes, the difficulties continue, continue, as after the earthquake, the aftershocks. This also continues in the economy, but nevertheless the situation is different – everything lives, everything works, has problems, but it no longer requires such massive help & # 8221;, – said Peskov.
The President Representative noted that under current conditions, domestic companies should behave responsibly and focus on domestic investments.
He also expressed the opinion that since the situation is now different from last year during the lockdown, there is no need to help businesses.
Peskov also noted that targeted aid to businesses and low-income groups of the population has proven to be effective, unlike on-going aid and 'donate' money like that '.
* The Anti-Corruption Foundation has been included by the Ministry of Justice in the list of organizations performing the functions of foreign agent and recognized as an extremist organization banned in Russia
A Chinese expert spoke of plans to de-dollarize the Russian Federation.
A Chinese expert, researcher in one of the departments of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Chen Yijun in his article for & # 8220; Huangqiu Shibao & # 8221; called the possible delarization of Russia a protest, ridicule and contempt for American hegemony.
In his post, the scientist said that Russia's abandonment of the dollar would not have a significant impact on the country.
He pointed out that the status of the ruble as a legitimate means of payment is quite stable, and the volumes of direct trade between the United States and the Russian Federation are insignificant.
At the same time, China and Europe are Moscow & # 39; s main economic partners.
According to the analyst, if Russia refuses the dollar, then it will have a most harmful effect directly on the United States, because it will inconvenience Washington before its allies, and it will become a real humiliation for the United States.
Recall that earlier Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the country was ready to abandon the dollar and start settlements with partners in national currencies.
Earlier, TopNews wrote that the US dollar was predicting an imminent collapse.
The reason for this scenario, according to Bulgarian media readers, could be the actions of Ros these.
The deputy head of the Central Bank explained the reason for the restrictive monetary policy.
Central Bank Vice President Alexei Zabotkin has said that a new economic crisis in Russia is inevitable.
As stated by TASS, in a speech delivered at the conference & # 8220; Capital Renaissance & # 8221; the analyst said that the regulator at the same time has all the necessary tools to support the economy and the people of the country.
According to him, the anti-crisis measures taken by the Russian authorities are & # 8220; timely & # 8221 ;.
At the same time, the expert clarified that after the crisis is over, they will have to get rid of it in order to restore the normal course of development of the disease. Russian economy.
The measurements themselves will remain in the form of a & # 8220; arsenal & # 8221; which we will take advantage of later. The analyst has no doubt that the crisis will come.
& # 8220; She will inevitably come & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; Zabotkin said.
He believes that the current rate of the Bank of Russia is appropriate under a restrictive monetary policy (MCP), which is why the next tightening of this The latter will have little effect on the regulator's decisions.
Earlier, Topnews wrote that at the onset of the pandemic, the Central Bank gradually introduced a & # 8220; relief & # 8221; for the country's financial organizations.
In addition, a policy of support for citizens and businesses that have suffered from the coronavirus crisis has been pursued.
But a year later, in March 2021, the Central Bank estimated that credit organizations would cover any losses. After that, the concessions were canceled.
Later, the Central Bank decided to renew the recommendations to banks on restructuring loans to Russians and small and medium-sized enterprises.
Russian Railways said they were awaiting requests from producers of vegetables, fruits and berries.
The Russian Ministry of Agriculture, together with Russian Railways, has discussed the launch of a charter train project that will be able to transport migrants to the Russian Federation whose local agro-industrial complex has need.
According to Kommersant, the meeting took place last week. An insider from the department said that manufacturers and representatives of the regions had taken part in the discussion, the department launched their submission of collective requests for the organization of such flights of the Russian Railways.
The question arose in March of this year, when foreign labor could only arrive in the Russian Federation by air. And that drastically increased the costs of manufacturers.
Market representatives said that an average theft costs them 80,000 rubles. The Transport Ministry said a charter train journey would cost 12,000.
Russian Railways also clarified that these flights have been approved by the operational headquarters for the fight against the coronavirus , but the manufacturers have not received any inquiries for them so far.
Among the potential customers, the media cites farmers, companies producing fruits and vegetables, but now the same berry production is stagnating, because the area of the plantations had to be reduced precisely because of the lack of manpower.
Previously, as Topnews wrote, the Interior Ministry had demanded that the CIS take 1 million illegal migrants from Russia.
A senior official criticized metallurgical companies, which have significantly increased their profits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Russian metallurgical companies increased their profits in 2020 by & # 8220; times & # 39; # 8221 ;.
At the same time, an important role was played by the rise in prices in the domestic market, which followed the rise in prices in the world.
As Belousov told RBC, the calculations showed significant budget losses as a result of the actions of metalworkers in Russia.
Describing the state's losses, the Deputy Prime Minister used a very extravagant comparison, which immediately struck the news agency's sons.
& # 8220; We considered the metallurgists among us (state, budget) & # 8211; excuse me for that word – they kept going in terms of state investment and state defense orders for around 100 billion rubles & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; did he declare.
A senior official stressed that companies should return these revenues to the budget in the form of tax.
In December 2020, developers complained about a sharp rise in prices that affected in particular, rebar and rolled metal.
The price hike early in the year # 39; year in the domestic market has approached 30%. The price increase has had a significant impact on the cost per square meter of housing.
Authorities have announced a search for options to limit price increases and ways to force the metal industry to pay more taxes.
Three years ago, the Deputy Prime Minister had already assessed the excess profits received by metallurgists, as well as producers of fertilizers and gas chemicals, at an amount over 500 billion rubles.
Belousov suggested using this money for the implementation of the May decrees.
Earlier, TopNews wrote that the head of the Ministry of Natural Resources said how many years Russia will have enough oil and gas reserves.
Alexander Kozlov supported geological exploration work in hard-to-reach places.
Metallurgical businessmen Alexey Mordashov and Vladimir Potanin, top of the Forbes ranking of richest people in Russia, lost $ 1.2 billion a day .
Evidenced by the Forbes Real Time rating.
Owner & # 8220; Severstal & # 8221; Mordashova got poorer yesterday by $ 659 million & # 8211; to the level of $ 32.4 billion.
The co-owner of & # 8220; Norilsk Nickel & # 8221;, in turn, now holds $ 30.3 billion, having lost $ 552 million per day.
According to experts on the Russian-language version of Forbes, the situation can be explained by the fall in the value of stocks held by the wealthiest metalworkers.
Officials of & # 8220; Severstal & # 8221; and & # 8220; Norilsk Nickel & # 8221; has not commented on the situation.
The fall in the value of securities of metallurgical companies occurred after statements by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov, who announced the & # 39; # 8220; in a hurry & # 8221; the country's authorities, metallurgists, who earned about 100 billion rubles.
On the eve of TopNews wrote that the Deputy Prime Minister announced new taxes on metallurgists, who are & # 8220; sometimes & # 8221; increased their income during pandemic restrictions on COVID-19 in 2020 due to rising prices in the domestic market amid rising prices around the world.
Duma Chairman State Vyacheslav Volodin expressed support for Belousov, calling & # 8220; unacceptable & # 8221; Unjustified price hikes and companies making super profits.