Russian Railways said that it is waiting for applications from producers of vegetables, fruits and berries.The Russian Ministry of Agriculture, together with Russian Railways, discussed the launch of a project of charter trains that will be able to deliver migrants to the Russian Federation, which the local agro-industrial complex needs.
According to Kommersant, the meeting took place last week. An insider in the agency said that manufacturers and representatives of the regions took part in the discussion, and the agency initiated the submission of collective applications for the organization of such flights by Russian Railways.
The question arose in March of this year, when foreign labor could only arrive in the Russian Federation by air. And this significantly increased the costs of manufacturers.
Market representatives said that one flight on average cost them 80,000 rubles. The Ministry of Transport said that the charter train fare will cost 12,000.
Russian Railways also clarified that these flights were approved by the operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus, but no applications for them from manufacturers have yet been received.
Among the potential customers, the media names farmers, companies producing fruits and vegetables, but now the same production of berries is experiencing stagnation, because the area of plantings had to be reduced precisely because of a lack of labor.
Earlier, as Topnews wrote, the Ministry of Internal Affairs demanded that the CIS take 1 million illegal migrants from Russia.
The deadline set by the agency was set until June 15.
The Verkhovna Rada will consider the bill until August of this year.
The Ukrainian authorities have prepared a new decision on the Crimean peninsula. Kiev intends to impose taxes on local residents.
The media, with reference to the portal & # 8220;Obozrevatel & #8221; specify that despite the fact that in 2014 the Crimea was recognized as a tax-free economic zone, Ukraine intends to cancel this status of the peninsula.
As a result of such actions, the standard tax rules of the country that considers the peninsula its territory will apply to the residents of the FEZ.
At the moment, the bill is being prepared by deputies of the country’s highest legislative body, the Verkhovna Rada.
As reported by RIA & # 8220;News & #8221;, the Kiev authorities intend to adopt it before the start of the summit of the“Crimean Platform & #8221;, which is scheduled for August 2021.
As Topnews previously wrote, earlier the Ukrainian national football team presented to UEFA a new uniform, which depicts the peninsula as part of Ukraine.
A senior official criticized steel companies that significantly increased profits during the COVID-19 pandemic.According to First Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov, against the background of the COVID-19 pandemic, Russian companies in the metallurgical industry increased their profits in 2020 by several times.
At the same time, an important role was played by the increase in prices on the domestic market, which followed the increase in prices in the world.
As Belousov told RBC, the calculations showed significant budget losses as a result of the actions of metallurgists in Russia.
Describing the losses of the state, the Deputy Prime Minister used a very extravagant comparison, which immediately got into the feeds of news agencies.
“We considered that the metallurgists of us (the state, the budget) & # 8211; sorry for this word-slapped on the part of state investments and state defense orders for about 100 billion rubles & #8221;, & #8211; he said.
The senior official stressed that companies should return these revenues to the budget in the form of a tax.
In December 2020, developers complained about a sharp increase in prices, affecting, in particular, rebar and rolled metal.
The price growth at the beginning of the year in the domestic market was close to 30%. The rise in price significantly affected the cost of a square meter of housing.
The authorities announced that they are looking for options to limit the price increase and ways to force the steel industry to pay more taxes.
Three years ago, the Deputy Prime Minister already estimated the excess profits received by metallurgists, as well as producers of fertilizers and gas chemistry, in the amount of more than 500 billion rubles.
This money Belousov proposed to direct to the implementation of the May decrees.
Earlier, topNews wrote that the head of the Ministry of Natural Resources told how many years Russia will have enough oil and gas reserves.
Alexander Kozlov supported the work on geological exploration in hard-to-reach places.
The leaders of the Forbes rating of the richest people in Russia lost a significant part of their fortune.
Leading in the Forbes ranking of the richest people in Russia, businessmen-metallurgists Alexey Mordashov and Vladimir Potanin lost $ 1.2 billion in a day.
This is indicated by the data of the Forbes Real Time rating.
The owner of & # 8220;Severstal & #8221; Mordashov was impoverished yesterday by $659 million & #8211; to the level of $32.4 billion.
The co-owner of Norilsk Nickel, in turn, now owns $ 30.3 billion, having lost $ 552 million in a day.
According to experts of the Russian-language version of Forbes, the situation can be explained by the fall in the value of shares owned by the richest metallurgists.
Official representatives of Severstal and Norilsk Nickel did not comment on the situation.
The fall in the value of the securities of metallurgical companies occurred after the statements of the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov, who said that the metallurgists who had slammed the country’s authorities earned about 100 billion rubles.
On the eve of topNews wrote that the Deputy Prime Minister announced new taxes on steelmakers, who“at times & #8221; increased their income during the pandemic restrictions on COVID-19 in 2020 due to higher prices in the domestic market against the backdrop of rising prices in the world.
State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin expressed support for Belousov, calling the unjustified increase in prices and the receipt of excess profits by companies unacceptable.
The Ukrainian leader said that the construction of the SP-2 will ruin the transit of gas through the country.The media reports that the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said that the construction of the Russian gas pipeline “Nord Stream-2” it is capable of ruining the transit of gas through the territory of Ukraine.
According to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Ukrainian leader said that as soon as the technical side of the process is completed, Ukraine should not wait for a contract with the Russian Federation.
He suggested that the SP-2 will be completed this year, and will start working within the next two to three years.
He expressed confidence that such a development of the process is necessary for Russia, so that Kiev loses the next contract.
Zelensky added that the Russian authorities are simply using the project to achieve benefits on the issues of Donbass and Crimea.
Zelensky called the gas pipeline a trump bet, using card terminology for comparison.
“They have a royal flush, which is also partially supported by Europe & #8221;,-the president concluded.
Recall that the Russian authorities have repeatedly made a call not to transfer the construction to the field of politics, stating that the appearance of the object is beneficial to both Russia and the EU countries.
On the side of the Russian Federation, Germany most often acted, which ignored the sanctions imposed by US President Donald Trump.
In response, the Kremlin stressed that it pursues exclusively economic goals, and gas transit through Ukraine will remain unchanged, in accordance with the agreements concluded earlier.
As Topnews previously wrote, Zelensky refused to give the media a description of Putin on the eve of the talks between the leaders of Ukraine and the Russian Federation.
Residents of the Baltic States, Ukraine and the United States reacted to the filling of the North Crimean Canal with water.
Against the background of filling the North Crimean Canal with water and the beginning of the supply of this resource to the inhabitants of the peninsula after the water blockade started by Ukraine, netizens began to share comments about their attitude to the situation.
In the comments to the video of blogger Igor Korsakov, who told on his YouTube channel about filling the North Crimean Channel, users began to share their opinion about the situation.
Many shared their joy for the Crimeans.
Among those who expressed their support for the residents of the Russian peninsula, there were not only Russians, but also Balts, Americans and even Ukrainians,
& # 8220;Well done & #8221;, & #8211; writes Alexander from Zaporozhye.
The brothers from Belarus wished prosperity to the Crimea.
& #8220;Let your spiteful followers burst with anger! Good luck to you and your loved ones!” & #8211; writes Rim Rim.
& #8220;Greetings from Vilnius! & #8230; How I like to admire the water surface of the reservoirs!” – Irina Jegorova is happy.
The residents of the United States shared their emotions.
“Greetings from Florida. Crimea is very beautiful and worth fighting for”, – supports Awdas.
Against this background, political scientist Mikhail Pogrebinsky said that in the event of the resignation of the ruling party in Ukraine, Crimea is waiting for the inevitable consequences.
In his opinion, in this case, the Verkhovna Rada, most likely, will want to strengthen the water blockade of the Crimea, which may prevent the commissioning of the understudies of the North Crimean Canal.
The political strategist suggested that by the time of the beginning of the elections in Ukraine or the possible overthrow of the president, Moscow will be able to find an alternative source of water resources, so the alleged measures of Ukraine will not make sense.
“This is indisputable, because the Crimeans need to live somehow, and the issue of water is acute ”, & #8211; quotes Pogrebinsky NBN.
The expert is confident that such plans will still be implemented, including the end of the regime of Vladimir Zelensky.
Earlier, topNews wrote that Minsk explained why Belarus does not recognize Crimea as Russian.
According to the official representative of the Republic of Belarus, the issue is compliance with the Minsk agreements.
The Communist leader wrote an open letter to the president of the country.The leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Gennady Zyuganov, addressed an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Communist leader published the message on the website of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation.
In his address, Zyuganov noted the key problems of our country, calling on the president to change the political and economic course of the movement.
Otherwise, according to the country’s chief communist, we will fall into the abyss in 5-10 years.
In addition, Zyuganov listed in his telegram channel the key problems of Russia.
He stressed the need to change the economic and social vectors of development, pointing out the inadmissibility of manipulations and falsifications of elections, as well as harassment and intimidation of others in order to maintain the same direction of movement.
This will not help to strengthen the stability of the state, but will only contribute to its further destruction, the politician does not doubt.
As the leader of the Communist Party notes, the Russian regions are put on a starvation ration, after they were forced to collect debts. At the same time“continues a dangerous adventure with the putting up for sale of MUPov and GUPov & # 8221;.
& #8220;There is pressure on regional leaders who do not want to give them to private hands. In my opinion, those who are engaged in this are provocateurs, Zyuganov is sure.
He pointed out that the tariff policy and price disparity are hitting our peasantry, and the Central Bank’s increase in the key rate to 5% is stifling enterprises.
According to him, in the current conditions, when there is a rapid development of technologies and innovations, traditional raw materials are gradually becoming the object of falling demand, so the Russian model of socio-economic policy in the country is seen by Gennady Zyuganov as unpromising and dangerous.
“For the time being, it is possible to achieve a pleasing result in the elections and justify the irremovability of the course. But it is impossible to cancel its historical doom, ” concluded the head of the Communist Party, calling on the people to hear the voice of the people.
Earlier, topNews wrote that Gennady Zyuganov saw signs of a new default in Russia. The leader of the Communist Party pointed to the catastrophic food inflation.
Media and bloggers told the details of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in 2021.
The International Economic Forum-2021 has started its work in St. Petersburg. The event was the first major meeting of business representatives in the last one and a half & # 8220;covid & #8221; years.
One of the main topics of the forum was the issue of the global economic recovery after the COVID-19 situation.
It is expected that the business program will begin on June 3, 2021, and today there are “screenings” of creative business as part of the first day of the SPIEF.
Traditionally, the forum is held in the Expoforum Exhibition Center. Delegations from more than 100 countries are expected to attend the event. However, they will not include representatives from Washington, although representatives of the US Embassy will be at the SPIEF to assist representatives of American business.
Meanwhile, details of the work of the first day of the SPIEF began to appear on the Network. And journalists and media personalities are happy to upload creative footage from the event to the Network.
For example, the forum noticed a robot dog that runs among the guests. It is reported that the creator of the device was the company Unitree Robotics from China.
One of the SPIEF stands made a lot of noise on the Internet because of its appearance & # 8211; it is decorated with khokhloma, icons, as well as the face of Jesus Christ and the image of a priest.
Знвете, что на этих фото? Стенд российского Международного агентства суверенного развития на Петербургском международном экономическом форуме.
The stand belongs to the International Agency for Sovereign Development (IASR), whose Supervisory Board is also headed by Konstantin Malofeev, Head of the Board of Directors of Tsargrad Group of Companies.
Meanwhile, SPIEF participants note that prices at the forum, despite the general global crisis associated with the pandemic, here “live their own separate life”.
So, TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak complained about the prices in the buffet, calling this place“the most important ” for discussions, in which“everything happens & #8221;.
The TV presenter published a picture of the menu, according to which anyone who wants to have lunch at the forum will have to pay 3800 rubles for five dishes at once.
& #8220;Prices [forum ticket] increased from 300 thousand to 900 for participants, and now you can only eat for 3800 per seat (a kind of “Swedish chair”). That is, you sit down at a table, just ordered green tea, and you still have 3800 with a snout like a bush, she said, adding that there are only four types of menu, which also does not sound very good.
In addition, Sobchak published a video in which she and the participants of one of the blocks are lying directly on the floor and pieces of furniture.
& #8220;It was the St. Petersburg Economic Forum”, & #8211; the TV presenter greeted the audience on camera to the laughter of the flash mob participants.
By the way, the company Sobchak in & #8220;rookery & #8221; was a well-known ticktoker Danya Milokhin, who to the surprise of many Internet users also became one of the speakers of the international forum.
By the way, in his speech, Milokhin, answering the question about the regulation of tiktok by the state, said that no one can regulate TikTok.
According to him, blogging is a free space in which “you can shoot whatever you want, whatever you find interesting.”
“No one can control your content,” – says Milokhin.
Earlier, topNews wrote that the founder of the cafe chain“AnderSon & #8221; told how she was offered to speak at the SPIEF for almost 1 million rubles.
According to Anastasia Tatulova, the corresponding offer came to her from a high-ranking official.
Internet users discuss the results of the VTsIOM survey on support for the poor.
According to the results of the VTsIOM survey, most of our compatriots expressed their willingness to pay higher taxes in order to further provide state support to low-income citizens.
54% of the survey participants agreed to this option, with the reservation that support consists of providing a number of free services, including services in the field of security, education and health.
It is noted that among those who supported the tax increase, mostly people aged 60 and older.
28% of respondents chose the option with low taxes, which, according to them, will help each resident of the country to better manage their money.
83% of respondents expressed support for a progressive tax scale.
13% supported the same rate, regardless of income, writes RBC.
Netizens on the RIA Novosti website were violently outraged in the comments to the publication.
Many people are afraid that after the results of such surveys are announced, taxes will be raised again in the country at the request of workers.
& #8220;I do not know those who agree to pay more taxes, but the low-income, who constantly receive support from the state, are well known to everyone, Sechin, Miller, Usmanov, and so on…” – Dmitry Serov writes.
& #8220;Are these the same Russians who longed for an increase in the retirement age? Are they for a four-day working week (with a reduction in wages as a consequence)?”, & #8211; asks Axel Foley.
“I understand that this poll & #8211; is the threshold of the next pseudo-reforms directed against the people.. when will it stop?”, & #8211; emphasizes Alina Bogdanova.
& #8220;How naive. Is the majority of the people in our country for raising pensions and taxes ”, & #8211; Vasily Semenov is surprised.
“I don’t know who was interviewed there, but I personally don’t support this ”, & #8211; says Blade 1.
& #8220;Nonsense. Who are these & #8220;most of the Russians & #8221; and who fits the category of & #8220;poor & #8221;???? I have a PO of 30 thousand. Am I the first or the second???”, & #8211; interested in Dmitry Popov.
& #8220;Which Russians are willing to pay HIGHER taxes to the poor? What nonsense is this?! Take taxes from your Rotenbergs and their companies, sell the palaces and give them to the poor!”, & #8211; advises Malyuta Skuratov.
Earlier, topNews wrote that Russia may introduce a tax on advertising of foreign social networks from Russian bloggers.
It is expected that the payments can bring billions of rubles to the budget.
One of the richest people in Russia, an entrepreneur and the main owner of the Novolipetsk Steel Plant, Vladimir Lisin, told an anecdote about the statements of Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov about claims against metallurgists who had “slapped” the state for 100 billion rubles.
As the entrepreneur is quoted by RBC, the people’s joke is about the parade on Red Square.
At a certain point, the announcer said that now“on the cobblestones go… & #8221; and on the square in complete silence appeared people in gray official suits.
The president asked who it was, to which he received an unexpected response from the attendant.
“This is a weapon of terrible destructive power, we got it from the Soviet Union. These are former employees of Gosplan, ” Lisin said ironically.
Commenting on the words of Belousov, he advised not to repair the country’s economy, it is already working as usual.
Speaking about the “native” metallurgical industry, the head of NLMK noted that the amount of taxes paid to the income of the Russian Federation amounted to the same 100 billion rubles.
Earlier, as Topnews wrote, Belousov accused the metallurgists that they “slammed” the state for 100 billion, appropriating the profit received from the successful alignment of the market during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Kremlin responded to his statement, urging not to look for the culprits, describing what is happening as “economic life”.
So, according to the Kremlin speaker Dmitry Peskov, the state is considering the issue of obtaining additional income from the industry.
It should be noted that according to media reports, as a result of the scandal, billionaires Potanin and Mordashov lost $1.2 billion in a day.