Co-owner of Soho Rooms Dan Rapoport, after leaving Russia, committed suicide in the USA

Co-owner of Soho Rooms Dan Rapoport, after leaving Russia, committed suicide in the USA

The businessman released a dog with a suicide note into the park before his death.

52-year-old businessman Dan Rapoport, co-owner of the iconic Soho Rooms club in Moscow, died in the USA. According to sources, the oligarch committed suicide for unknown reasons.

The first to report Rapoport’s death was journalist Junia Pugacheva.

According to her, the businessman committed suicide in Washington. Moreover, before the suicide, the man released a dog into the park with a suicide note and money.

The tragic news was reported by journalist Yunia Pugacheva — Dan Rapoport has died. The co-owner of Soho Rooms committed suicide in the USA, leaving a suicide note.

“The co-owner of the iconic Soho Rooms club in Moscow, one of the first expats who came to Russia during the privatization boom and made a fortune on the stock market, before taking his own life, released his dog into the park with money and a suicide note. He was 52 years old,” the journalist writes.

Pugacheva recalled that the last time she saw Rapoport in London, he was cheerful, well-dressed, with young girls nearby.

What caused the fatal step of the businessman is unknown.

The millionaire left Russia in 2021. In Washington, he lived in a luxurious house with his wife and two children. And after the divorce, Rapoport sold the mansion to Donald Trump’s wife for $ 5.5 million.

Rapoport tried to build a business in Kiev, where he met his second wife – she gave birth to his daughter, but the marriage broke up.

“Terribly sorry. There are no words,” comments on the death of businessman Yuniya Pugachev.

As Topnews wrote earlier, the vice-rector of the Russian Customs Academy committed suicide in jail.

The teacher was investigated for the distribution and sale of drugs. The news of the vice-rector’s death was confirmed by his lawyer.

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Media: rules for transferring money without opening an account may be tightened

Media: rules for transferring money without opening an account may be tightened

Experts talk about the “mass of difficulties” that the new norms will cause.

Rosfinmonitoring proposed to introduce a maximum limit for transfers of individuals who make them without opening an account. The amount that the agency proposes to introduce is 60,000 rubles.

According to Kommersant, it is planned to amend two federal laws: on the national payment system and anti-corruption.

It is also reported that the draft law of Rosfinmonitoring cancels the right of the bank to independently fill out settlement documents during the identification procedure.

That is, a ban is being introduced on the use of data received from payers without their personal participation.

The publication reports that the bill allows not to specify the place of residence of an individual when transferring up to 100,000 rubles.

As for the timing of the submission of the draft, the Bank of Russia announced the receipt of the document, but could not say when its elaboration would end.

According to the head of the Association of Banks of Russia Alexey Voilukov, the reasons for the appearance of the new law are unknown to him, because there is no explanatory note to it, and the proposals themselves generate a lot of inconveniences.

Another expert, the head of the AED Viktor Dostov, the maximum transfer amount without opening an account should be set at 600,000 rubles. This will affect a smaller number of Russians, he explained.

They will be able to keep the opportunity not to show up at the bank office to make a transfer.

Experts also pointed out that banks will also have to rebuild. They will need to change the autopayment systems to meet the new requirements.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that Sberbank of Russia had previously reported on the increase in the cost of notifications for Russians.


Global Times: Putin’s ultimatum forces other countries to abandon the dollar

Global Times: Putin's ultimatum forces other countries to abandon the dollar

The actions of the US authorities are encouraging other countries to abandon the US dollar.

Chinese journalists published an article in which they said that more and more countries in the world are deciding to abandon the US dollar as a means of payment.

Such decisions are made because of the actions of the US authorities, freezing the assets of the Russian Federation and leading the wrong monetary policy.

According to the author of the Global Times, other countries fear that the United States will seize the assets of any country that refuses to obey Washington.

As a result, states decide to diversify their assets not in favor of the US dollar.

The analyst recalled that the US Federal Reserve cares only about America. In addition, the US Central Bank has made many mistakes in recent years, provoking ups and downs of liquidity, as well as inflationary crises.

As the author of the article notes, after the start of the SVO, the West decided to adopt many sanctions against Moscow, freezing, for example, the assets of the Russian Federation in the amount of about $ 300 billion.

Putin responded to this with the opportunity to buy Russian gas only for rubles.

As a result, there was a drop in the dollar, and the ruble showed a stunning growth.

Earlier, topNews wrote that Putin’s secret guest list made the West nervous.

Foreign states paid attention to the meeting in Moscow on August 16.


The British media predicted a “stab in the back” from the West to Ukraine in the winter

The British media predicted Ukraine in the winter

The situation is influenced by rising prices.

The West can stab Ukraine in the back.

According to journalist Simon Tisdall, this could happen this winter due to rising energy and food prices.

He wrote about this in an article for the British edition of The Guardian.

According to him, now society is outraged by the situation in Ukraine, but feelings such as anxiety and panic due to rising prices are following.

“Now an uncomfortable, even disturbing question arises: should Ukrainians prepare for a stab in the back this winter?” – a journalist is interested.

He emphasizes that due to rising prices, doubts about the resilience of the West appear.

The observer also criticized the statement of the British Foreign Minister Liz Truss, who said that the Russian Federation should withdraw from Crimea to the borders before 2014.

He called Truss a crazy generalissimo, pointing to her words about pushing back Russia.

“Who is “we”? You and whose army?” – interested in Simon Tisdall.

Earlier, topNews wrote that Zelensky demanded that the West close the entry for all citizens of the Russian Federation.

According to the Ukrainian president, it is necessary to take new measures against Russians.

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The Parliament of Kazakhstan called Russia an “unreliable partner” and plans to redirect oil bypassing the Russian Federation

The Parliament of Kazakhstan called Russia an

Kazakhstan has come up with a way to redirect oil bypassing Russia.

In Kazakhstan, local politicians are discussing the diversification of the transit of their oil for its supplies bypassing Russia.

In his interview for Moscow Speaks, Deputy of the Majilis of Kazakhstan Aidos Sarym called the Russian Federation not the most reliable partner.

According to him, the Caspian Pipeline Consortium regularly faces technical difficulties.

This forces the republic to search for new oil supply routes, including through the territories of China, Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkey.

Sarym considers Kazakhstan’s actions to be a normal and honest business, which is not related to geopolitics.

“As the events taking place in the country and the world show, Russia is not exactly a reliable partner, – he said.

The deputy noted that Kazakhstan “makes it tense” the accident at the CPC and other situations.

Against this background, it became known that the Kazakh authorities have already found a way to redistribute oil supplies bypassing Russia, but so far Kazakhstan can redirect only 8% of oil to the expert.

According to a Reuters source, Kazmunaigas managed to reach an agreement with SOCAR, the oil producing company of Kazakhstan, for the supply of 1.5 million tons of oil annually along the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan route (Turkey).  This volume will be 30 thousand barrels per day.

In addition, from 2023, another overpass of Azerbaijan, the Western Route Export Pipeline, will supply about 70 thousand barrels per day to the Georgian port of Supsa.

Earlier, topNews wrote that Kazakhstan refused to recognize the DPR and the LPR.

The authorities of the country called the republics “quasi-states”.

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WP: Russia has taken control of $12.4 trillion worth of deposits in Ukraine during its military operation

WP: Russia has taken control of deposits worth $12.4 trillion in Ukraine during its time in Ukraine

In total, they are estimated at $12.4 trillion.  

The Washington Post journalists, with reference to the analytical center of the Canadian company SecDev, came to the conclusion that since the beginning of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, the Russian authorities have managed to establish control over many Ukrainian mineral deposits.

In total, they are estimated at $12.4 trillion.

The publication reports that by now the Russian Federation controls 63% of Ukrainian coal deposits, 11% of oil, 20% of natural gas, 42% of metals and 33% of rare earth minerals, including lithium.

In addition, the Kiev regime has lost control over uranium deposits, gold and a large limestone quarry.

And according to experts, Kiev will also lose access to almost 2/3 of its energy and mineral deposits, on which the production of high-tech components depends (from airplanes to smartphones).

As a result, Europe will have difficulties finding an alternative to imports from Russia and China.

However, this is not all.

As the experts explained, ITS also led to the freezing of many investment projects in Ukraine in such important sectors of the economy as energy and mining.

The result for Ukraine, according to Ukrainian analyst Stanislava Zinchenko, will be quite sad, since the country will cease to be one of the Baltic countries, which is unable to support its industrial economy due to losses in the raw materials sector.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that Russia has achieved a jump in oil prices by shutting off the valve to three European countries.

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German politicians beg the German authorities to launch Nord Stream 2

German politicians are begging the German authorities to launch

Chancellor Scholz calls on Russia to take the turbine.

Local political parties in Germany, in an interview with the media, explained the consequences of the complete refusal to use Nord Stream-2.

According to their words, the local newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, this will lead to serious consequences for the economy. The only way out that politicians from the region see is the launch of the Russian-German gas pipeline. The rise in energy prices affects not only industry, but also ordinary households, they believe.

According to Frank Bommert, deputy head of the CDU parliamentary group in Brandenburg, otherwise the authorities face popular uprisings. He noted that he saw pure horror on the faces of citizens from Oranienburg and other agricultural districts in eastern Germany.

He pointed out that this is where the real “combustible substance ” is located.

At some point, people will take to the streets,” the deputy said.

The co-chairman of the Alternative for Germany party, Timo Marshall, demands from the German authorities the lifting of anti-Russian sanctions and the immediate launch of SP-2. A petition has been launched from the party “Finally launch ”.

His colleague Baum believes that the Germans should be happy to get cheap Russian gas and such reliable supplies.

The opening of the gas pipeline is demanded by representatives of various political parties, including the AdG and the Left Party.

At the same time, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called on Russia to pick up the turbocharger, which was under repair in Canada and was intended for Nord Stream. And then continue gas supplies.

“Take her away. She is here,” Scholz said in direct text in Berlin.

As Topnews wrote, Canada’s decision to repair brought the authorities in Kiev to hysteria.

And the Russian embassy reported that the delivery to Germany of a turbocharger for the Nord Stream pipeline does not meet the terms of the contract.


Bloomberg: Russia wins oil standoff despite sanctions

Bloomberg: Russia wins oil standoff despite sanctions

American analysts called Russia the winner in the energy confrontation.

Russia is winning the confrontation in the oil market.

This opinion was voiced in his article for Bloomberg by columnist Javier Blas.

According to him, this fact is obvious with any approach.

For example, the preferential position of Moscow is clearly evidenced by the volume of Russian oil production, which returned last month to the figures at the beginning of the year to about 10.8 million barrels per day.

“This is not a surge: July was the third consecutive month of recovery in oil production, – Blas said.

Also, according to him, the price of oil helps Moscow: at first, Russian raw materials had to be sold at large discounts, but now the price is recovering at higher values.

Thus, the expert concludes that the energy sanctions imposed against the Russian Federation do not work.

The indicators that Russia has achieved are political, not market-based.

For example, last spring the West was sure that OPEC would refuse to cooperate with Russia, but in the end everything turned out wrong.

The observer predicts an aggravation of the energy crisis in November, which will affect consumers.

According to the journalist, publicly Europe is still talking about the desire to abandon energy from Russia.

“Privately, they [European countries] must recognize the troubles that this position threatens to inflict on their economy, – Blas is sure.

He is sure that with the cold snap, the West will moderate its ardor in an effort to support Ukraine.

Earlier, topNews wrote that Bloomberg wrote that anti-Russian sanctions have dealt another blow to energy security in Europe.

Journalists pointed to the aggravation of the situation in the Old World.


The Central Bank may impose a blocking of transfers of Russians over 10,000 rubles

The Central Bank may block transfers of Russians over 10,000 rubles

The regulator announced the bill with the introduction of a “cooling-off period”.

At a meeting of the Expert Council for the Protection of the Rights of Consumers of Financial Services at the Central Bank, the regulator was offered to block transfers of Russians in excess of 10,000 rubles.

Such a measure, according to experts, will help the bank to fight the fraudsters who have recently become more active.

To unfreeze them, the following scheme is proposed: entering an additional identification or PIN code.

This is reported by “Izvestia”.

According to the head of the Council of the Finpotrebsoyuz Igor Kostikov, the participants of the meeting supported the proposal.

However, it needs additional elaboration, despite the fact that the effectiveness of their use of such mechanisms on marketplaces and ad services has already been proven.

The Central Bank confirmed that a bill has been prepared to introduce a two-day “cooling-off period” during which the sender can cancel the transfer of funds.

Experts of the publication note that the introduction of the new rule will lead to additional costs for both banks and customers themselves.

It is noted that the amount of 10,000 rubles is slightly less popular than the transfer of 5,600 rubles in the first half of the year.

Topnews wrote that the Central Bank may resume the launch of five- and ten-ruble notes by the end of the year.


Europe paid for Russia to pump oil through the territory of Ukraine

Europe paid for Russia for pumping oil through the territory of Ukraine

The Ukrainian side returned the money from Russia.

Oil pumping has begun along the southern branch of the Druzhba in the direction of Hungary and Slovakia.

As it turned out, Hungary and Slovakia paid for the resumption of the process for the Russian side.

According to RIA Novosti, according to the statement of the company “Transneft” oil pumping begins at 16:00 (Moscow time) – the oil will flow through the pipeline “Druzhba”, which runs through the Ukrainian territory

Earlier, Transneft said that it had paid for the transit of Russian hydrocarbons through the southern branch of Druzhba for Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Soon Ukraine refused the payment and returned the money to the account in Gazprombank.

In response to the actions of Ukrtransnafta, the European ones took unprecedented measures – they paid for the Russian side.

The Hungarian company MOL and the Slovak Slovnaft intervened in the case. Thus, they bypassed the seventh package of sanctions imposed by the EU.

“Initially, the Russian Federation itself tried to pay for transit, but the payment did not take place due to sanctions, after which Ukraine stopped pumping oil. But what about the Europeans? They took and paid, not to freeze. For some reason, Europe agrees to sanctions in order to pay for everything later. Schizophrenia of some kind”, – ironically in the Network.

European companies explained that there were “technical problems in connection with payment from the Russian side at the level of banks.”

Ukraine has confirmed that it has received payment for its transit through its territory.

As Topnews wrote earlier, in November 2021, Belarus blocked oil through the Druzhba oil pipeline. Poland was without supplies.