One of the richest people in Russia, entrepreneur and main owner of the Novolipetsk metallurgical plant, Vladimir Lisin, told an anecdote about the statements of Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov regarding the claims against the metallurgists , “who squeezed” the state for 100 billion rubles.
As entrepreneur RBC quotes, the popular joke speech is about a parade on Red Square.
At one point, the advertiser said that now & # 8220; on the cobblestones come out & # 8230; & # 8221; and people in gray bureaucratic suits appeared in the square in complete silence.
The president asked who it was, to which he received an unexpected response from the escort.
“This is a weapon of terrible destructive power, we got it from the Soviet Union. These are former employees of the National Planning Commission, “& # 8211; Lisin sarcastically.
Commenting on Belousov's remarks, he advised not to fix the country's economy, it is already working as usual.
Speaking of & # 8220; native & # 8221; metallurgical industry, the head of NLMK noted that the amount of taxes paid on income of the Russian Federation amounted to exactly the same 100 billion rubles.
Earlier, as Topnews wrote, Belousov accused the metallurgists of 'pushing' the state for 100 billion, having appropriated the profits obtained from it. successful market alignment during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Kremlin responded to his statement, urging not to seek blame, describing what is happening as “economic life”.
So, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the state plans to get additional revenue from the industry.
Note that, according to media reports, as a result of the scandal billionaires Potanin and Mordashov lost $ 1.2 billion in one day.
Anastasia Tatulova said the business 'has evaporated' it is in the making.
The founder and co-owner of the Anderson family cafes, Public Enterprise Ombudsman Anastasia Tatulova, speaking at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, said there was no Understanding between the authorities and the companies, because the latter does not get what he really needs.
As Tatulova explained, there is a gap in understanding the needs of a business, between small and medium-sized entrepreneurs and the government agencies that oversee them.
According to her, while listening to other attendees, she withheld a quote from government officials speaking at SPIEF that she would like to discuss. # 8220; measures to support simplicity and accessibility '.
“I will disappoint you. The main demand of entrepreneurs & # 8230; it is cost-efficiency and safety & # 8230; Above all, he needs forums, ”she said.
At the same time, referring to the chairman of the forum, the Presidential Commissioner for the Rights of Entrepreneurs of the Russian Federation Boris Titov, she asked: & # 8220; I'll say too much now, Boris Yuryevich, will you get me out of jail later? & # 8221 ;.
Tatulova pointed out that the authorities do not have a team of experts who understand the problems of small and medium-sized enterprises, and the advice of existing experts more often go remove businessmen from lists if they say “inconvenient” things.
According to her, & # 8220; everything will go with you & # 8221; only if the conservatives of the authorities can listen to the other side and work with & # 8220; annoying & # 8221; things.
In those business development strategies that are currently working in Russia, in his opinion, there are no main business needs. Namely, there is no & # 8220; security & # 8221; and & # 8220; efficiency & # 8221 ;.
“Everything is: digitization, acceleration, generation, sandboxing. Only these two words are missing, ”explains the owner of coffee chains.
As Tatulova said, generally & # 8220; body movement & # 8221; the state addressed to entrepreneurs ends up with the fact that the job gets more complicated, and conscientious businessmen go into the shadows.
& # 8220; Payments of taxes, duties and fines increase, reduction of contributions – only on paper & # 8221;, & # 8211; she berated the authorities.
Tatulova added that with such a policy, companies can either go “gray” and # 8221; and they will not be affected, either turn white and pay taxes, and then to him & # 8220; everyone will come & # 8221 ;.
Meanwhile, social institutions, which are created for the development of enterprises, have huge funds.
& # 8220; Abolish them – give money & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; urged the businesswoman.
The entrepreneur added that it would be better to set the rules for ten years, and not allow banks to interfere in the affairs of entrepreneurs and freeze accounts.
Owner & # 8220; Anderson & # 8221; spoke of the 'amazement' experienced by small and medium businesses, looking at the 'help' they receive. She offered to spend these budgetary funds on something useful, for example, for the construction of a new & # 8220; Sirius & # 8221 ;.
& # 8220; We don't need institutions that will develop us. We have evaporated, that we are being developed & # 8221;, – said Tatulova on the forum.
According to her, a person who has never been involved in business cannot teach her anything.
& # 8220; We have a total crisis of confidence in authorities and businesses: you spit on us, and we hate you. It & # 39; s bad for everyone & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; Tatulova cited Tatulov among the entrepreneurs who left her a comment on the social network.
Video of Tatulova's performance at SPIEF in less than a day recorded YouTube has over 250,000 views, nearly 20,000 likes and hundreds of enthusiastic comments.
Internet users admired the courage of the entrepreneur and now seriously fear for his fate.
Many admit that Tatulova spoke out loud what all the representatives of small and medium-sized businesses on the fringes are talking about, but are afraid to express it publicly.
& # 8220; My God, what am I hearing. What are the correct words & # 8221;, & # 8220; You can end this forum. Other speakers do not need & # 8221 ;, & # 8220; This forum is a party among the plague for officials. “The mafia is immortal. Tatulova is right & # 8221;, & # 8220; The speech is good, but useless in our reality. It has long been clear to everyone that all the rules that have been created are neither for entrepreneurs nor for people. And we must not ask, but demand! & # 8221 ;, & # 8220; It's just a bomb! Right now to say everything the way it is, and not to bring out fancy propaganda clichés to please the Kremlin! It is worth a lot and means a lot! Thanks Anastasia! & # 8221 ;, & # 8220; Anyone who wants their own business – unmissable & # 8221;, & # 8211; users write in the comments.
Earlier, Topnews wrote that the day before the founder of & # 8220; Anderson & # 8221; complained that he was asked for 960,000 rubles for his performance at SPIEF. She asked to cross out her photo and sign the word & # 8220; Snape & # 8221 ;.
To this, the Kremlin replied that the forum is a platform for business, and its conditions are determined by the entrepreneurs themselves.
According to Kremlin President Dmitry Peskov, & # 8220; this is & # 39; an economic event & # 8221; and businesses are actively involved.
The Baltic states were faced with the refusal of the Russian Federation to use local ports.
The Baltic States are watching with concern how the Russian and Belarusian authorities refuse to use the services of local ports. As a result, the ports are threatened with nationalization, according to media reports,
Political attacks by Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian leaders against the Kremlin have resulted in a change in the routes of Russian exports. abroad. Instead of the Baltic ports, ships go west via Ust-Luga, Vysotsk and Vyborg.
Meanwhile, it is known that it is precisely the geographical position and the ports that brought three countries out of the backyard status of Europe ago hundred years, and now they are rapidly losing their conquered positions again.
Thus, for Latvia and Estonian ports were the most important sector of the economy, which is now in deep crisis.
The volumes of goods transported through the Baltic Sea ports are decreasing rapidly, during the year freight traffic has decreased by a third, specifies & # 8220; Baltnews & # 8221 ;.
Due to the reduction in freight for all positions, the budget is drained quickly.
& # 8220; The downward trend has already become irreversible and in the near future the Baltic ports could look like a trailer for an American film from the genre dystopia & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; writing edition.
Analysts are talking about a drop in the number of containers, bulk, mineral and liquid cargo, lumber, and the changes are irreversible. Due to Russia's refusal, the Baltic ports are empty, according to media reports.
Belarus behaves similarly. Minsk decided to redirect freight to Russia, and already in 2021 began to run freight trains via Ust-Luga.
After the events with blogger Roman Protasevich, Vilnius and Minsk could not get along, and the trend continues.
This situation worries not only ordinary Balts, but also former Latvian officials. Not all of them support the policy of the authorities.
According to the former Minister of Transport of Latvia, transport expert Andrijs Matisse, urgent changes are needed in relations with the Russian Federation.
“We are not, we will be able to develop transit if we have bad relations with our neighbors”, & # 8211; Baltnews quotes it.
The expert believes that Latvia should take into account its own economic interests, and not send them hostage in relations with neighboring countries.
According to Matisse, Latvia has no choice but to lead & # 8220; pragmatic & # 8221; course, and building & # 8220; constructive & # 8221; relations with neighbors, otherwise the transit sector can not be saved.
Earlier, Topnews wrote that Belarusian authorities have opened criminal proceedings against the mayor of Riga and the head of the Latvian Foreign Ministry.
In this context, it has become known that Russia intends to ditch the dollar completely in the NWF of & # 39; 39; here a month,
State Duma deputy Vitaly Milonov announced a way, in his opinion, to make the United States the poorest country in the world.
The legislator is sure that for this it is necessary to abandon the dollar completely, and for Russia it is better to do this as soon as possible, because in this case, Moscow will stop depending on this currency.
Milonov stressed that if Russian economic allies follow such an example, then a & # 8220; wave of refusal would begin & # 8221; dollars around the world.
The MP considers the US dollar to be the least secure currency in the world, and with the loss of its status as an international means of payment, the United States will quickly slide into the poorest country in the world .
Former Finance Minister RF Anton Siluanov on the sidelines of SPIEF announced that within a month Russia will completely abandon the US dollar in the structure of the National Wealth Fund.
In addition, the share of the pound sterling will be reduced. At the same time, the share of euro and yuan in the fund will increase, gold will be introduced, the share of Japanese yen will remain at the same level.
He said that now around 35% of the investments in the NWF are dollars, but now it has been decided to replace this currency by increasing the investments in euros and gold.
& # 8220; Quite quickly, by a month to come to this share & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; quotes the Minister of Finance of TASS.
According to the country's First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov, the decision to withdraw the dollar from the NWF was prompted by the threat of anti-Russian sanctions from the United States.
Earlier, TopNews wrote that Milonov made a proposal to deprive pension collectors.
The State Duma commented on the parliamentarian's resounding statement.
Opponent spoke of his support for “the Urals oligarch”.
The media drew attention to the sudden disappearance of Dmitry Mazepin, the leader of Uralchem, from the session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
The businessman & # 39; s refusal to speak during the June 4 discussion was linked to the statement by Roman Protasevich, an opponent detained in Minsk. p>
On the eve of the editor-in-chief of the Telegram channel NEXTA, in a detailed interview he spoke of significant revenue from abroad – “several thousand euros” which went to support the work of the chain.
According to Protasevich, they recently got a sponsor – “the Urals oligarch”.
Media has suggested Protasevich might speak out about Uralchem.
Mazepin in August 2020 has already made statements supporting the Belarusian opposition after the presidential elections. A Russian businessman suggested opening a National Salvation Committee.
After Protasevich's revelations, Mazepin suddenly withdrew from the “Food multiplied by technology” discussion. A few minutes before departure, the sign with his name was removed from the table.
Dmitry Konyaev, chairman of the board of directors of Uralchem, took the place.
In an interview with Rise, “Mazepin & # 39; s representatives said the oligarch should be expected in plenary on Friday with the participation of Vladimir Putin.
“Mazepin came anyway, but flew like a bullet so as not to answer reporters' questions,” & # 8211; later wrote on the BTW channel Telegram.
As Topnews wrote earlier, Ksenia Sobchak revealed all the secrets of the SPIEF 2021 parties, declaring that Google has the best event.
The search engine gathered everyone in the memorial apartment of Joseph Brodsky, Manizha, Boris Grebenshchikov, etc. participated in the party.
Already a thousand and a half people are working on construction sites in the capital.
An experiment on the participation of prisoners in the construction of large facilities began in Moscow and the Moscow region.
Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin, who spoke about the experience, said it had been quite successful
In an interview with RBC, Khusnullin said 1,500 people have been sent to construction sites. In the future, prisoners could be involved in the construction of the Russian Railways Eastern Test Site.
We know that prisoners of Russian colonies participate voluntarily in the work on construction sites.
“I believe it will be a plus for them, that they will be in conditions not of imprisonment, but of work”, & # 8211; Khusnullin spoke.
The Deputy Prime Minister confirmed that the prisoners will receive salaries.
Earlier, the FSIN counted the number of convicts authorized to serve their sentence. forced labor sentences. These are 188,000 people (in total, almost half a million people have been convicted in Russia).
Prisoners were to be sent to institutions that lost their workforce due to lack of migrants in the event of a pandemic.
As I wrote to Topnews previously, the FSIN had to come up with excuses for the high salaries of Russian prisoners.
According to department statistics, there are prisoners in the Belgorod region who receive 224,000 rubles per month.
The media named the key points of the Russian leader's speech to SPIEF.
Data from the Moscow Stock Exchange indicates that the mention in Russian President Vladimir Putin's speech of the completion of the construction of the first line of Nord Stream 2 has forced Gazprom's stock to rise by 1% to 273.79 rubles per share.
The Russian leader participated in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday, June 4.
Recall that in his speech, Putin said that the linear works have been completed on the construction of the gas pipeline, including on the offshore section of & # 8220; Nord Stream 2 & # 8221 ;.
As he noted, & # 8220; lift and weld & # 8221; pipes from the Russian side, from the German & # 8220; the pipe has arrived & # 8221 ;.
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Among the key topics, Vladimir Putin named a new form of support that Russian companies will receive.
Thus, this year a new scheme of lending to small and medium-sized enterprises Medium-sized enterprises will start their activities.
According to him, it is planned to launch a provision ” umbrella 'guarantees. They will be issued by the “Corporation PME”, which & # 8220; will assume part of the risk & # 8221; entrepreneurs, and credit will become more affordable than before, said the head of state.
In turn, businessmen will be able to carve out additional resources for development. As the President explained, this fund will amount to around 600 billion rubles by 2024.
A number of other great topics were also brought up. Thus, the president stressed that the discussion is now underway to organize the vaccinations of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation on a paid basis, the government will make a proposal in June.
According to the head of the & State, Russian medicine is recognized as the safest and most effective with minimal side effects.
The head of state also raised the issue of mortgages. According to him, concessional loans for housing can be extended until July 1 of next year, plans to increase the annual rate & # 8211; from 6.5% to 7%. The limit will be 3 million rubles.
As for loans to families, if a child is born after January 1, 2018, it will be one of the beneficiaries of a preferential mortgage.
Companies operating in the catering sector with an annual income of up to 2 billion per year will be exempt from paying VAT. The president also mentioned that the commission in the fast payments system will be reduced to zero for small and medium-sized businesses.
According to Vladimir Putin, in the next 2, 5 years the volume of real investments in the regions should be at least 500 billion rubles. He also pointed out that the authorities managed to avert a catastrophe, having managed to save millions of jobs and prevent a sharp drop in income.
He also touched on the problem of climate change, calling it “nonsense, myth and downright distortion” the view that they are not concerned.
By order of the President, the government is to present a lower emissions reduction plan than the EU's by October 1.
Earlier, Topnews reported that the president intended to announce a new economic policy for Russia. This was announced to the media by the President of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov.
British readers have expressed their opinion on the issue in rather harsh terms.
Russian President Vladimir Putin at SPIEF has expressed his opinion on the prospects for gas transit from Russia to Europe via Ukraine.
Recall that this issue was discussed on the agenda in the context of the almost complete completion of the gas pipeline & # 8220; Nord Stream 2 & # 8221;.
According to the Russian leader, there is a five-year contract with Kiev for pumping Russian gas. He explained that the volumes that & # 8220; in the best years & # 8221; were & # 8220; nearly 200 & # 8221; cubic meters, they will now be up to 40.
The situation could have been different if Ukraine had kept up with Russia & # 8220; normal relationships ”.
At the same time, he reminded the “illusions” that, having a monopoly, transit prices can be “exploding to the sky”, at the same time reducing the price of buying gas for the needs of the economy. Ukraine itself.
According to Putin, for the moment, the Russian Federation pays Kiev $ 1.5 billion for transit. If the situation were normal, Ukraine would receive $ 3-5 billion.
So, & # 8220; they broke everything with their own hands & # 8221 ;, summed up his conclusion to the situation, Putin. The president assessed the fact that Russia is feeding the whole region with its transit as a surprising reason.
“Do we have such a duty – to feed everyone?” & # 8211; he asked a counter-question.
Recall that Kiev itself, as Naftogaz Ukrainy recently reported, with the launch of the gas pipeline, will lose not only income, but also the “security component”, reports RIA & # 8220; Novosti & # 8221 ;.
what is happening was voiced by readers of the British tabloid Express.
Their opinions range from grim predictions about Ukraine to suggestions that Russian gas could reach Britain soon, and the speed and success of the deal could spark the deal. 39; envy of the United States.
“The United States must be envious because Russia makes friends so easily, makes new deals, makes a lot of money. Without a doubt, this fuel will reach us soon, “” Ukraine is over, “they say.
Some have suggested that Kiev itself is responsible for what is happening. Is passed if left without gas.
“Kiev will lose gas & # 8230; because & # 8230; does not pay for it”, they note, adding that the sanctions process against the Russian Federation has been cut short by “spineless Biden”.
That the American leader is “just a weakling! “- some users believe, to which their naysayers explain that when the project is almost done it makes no sense to impose sanctions and Biden is right.
Finally, there is those who see no problem in the pipeline, because The Russian Federation has always supplied gas to Europe.
“So what's the problem?” 8220; Nord Stream 2 & # 8221; & # 8220; Royal Flush & # 8221; Russia, claiming to have played their trump card, which threatens Ukraine with losses.
Persecution of Belarusian leader may have sad consequences for other countries.
Energy expert and political scientist Boris Martsinkevich explained that the restrictive measures introduced by the UK and the EU against Belarus are reckless, as capable of completely hitting other countries .
He recalled that Western sanctions have passed from & # 8220; Nord Stream 2 & # 8221; to the pipeline project & # 8220; Yamal & # 8211; passing through Belarusian territory; Europe & # 8221 ;.
Geopolitical opponents of the republic saw it as a successful target to punish Minsk and Lukashenka.
As a result, they called not to buy this current one & # 8220; Yamal & # 8221; gas.
On his YouTube channel, Martsinevich explained that these measures are not likely to harm Minsk, since the gas pipeline has been bought by & # 8220; Gazprom & # 8221 ;.
But sanctions may strike in Poland, which receives funds from the Russian Federation for the transit of gas through its territory precisely through & # 8220; Yamal & # 8221 ;.
It turns out that it will not work punishing Lukashenka with the ruble.
& # 8220; If this initiative is taken seriously, then it is proposed to punish Poland & # 8221; – believes the analyst.
According to him, the official city of Warsaw will be attacked due to the sanctions, which will receive less Russian transit funds if Europe stops buying transit gas .
Interestingly, earlier, as Topnews reported, it was Poland that issued an ultimatum to Germany on & # 8220; Nord Stream 2 & # 8221;.
Warsaw has announced that it needs multibillion dollar compensation.