In Latvia, which remained without Russian transit, they called for an urgent bow to the Russian Federation

 In Latvia, which remained without Russian transit, they called for an urgent bow to the Russian Federation

The Baltic States faced the refusal of the Russian Federation to use local ports.

The Baltic states are watching with alarm as the Russian and Belarusian authorities refuse to use the services of local ports. As a result, the ports face nationalization, according to media reports,

The political attacks of the leaders of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia against the Kremlin have led to a change in the routes that Russian exports follow abroad. Instead of the Baltic ports, ships go West via Ust-Luga, Vysotsk and Vyborg.

Meanwhile, it is known that it was the geographical location and ports that pulled the three countries out of the status of the “back streets of Europe” a hundred years ago, and now they are rapidly losing their positions again.

So, for Latvia and Estonia, ports were the most important sector of the economy, which is now plunged into a deep crisis.

The volume of cargo transported through the Baltic ports is rapidly decreasing, and the cargo flow has decreased by a third over the year, Baltnews clarifies.

Due to the reduction of cargo in all positions, the budget is rapidly emptying.

The downward trend has already become irreversible, and in the near future, the Baltic ports may look like a trailer for an American film from the dystopian genre, writes the publication.

Analysts say that the number of container, bulk, mineral and liquid cargo, and wood is falling, and the changes are irreversible.  Due to Russia’s refusal, the Baltic ports are emptying, the media reports.

Belarus behaves in a similar way. Minsk has decided to reorient cargo to Russia, and has already started to run trains with goods through Ust-Luga in 2021.

After the events with the blogger Roman Protasevich, Vilnius and Minsk could not agree, and the trend continues.

This situation concerns not only ordinary Balts, but also former Latvian officials. Not all of them support the policy of the authorities.

According to the ex-Minister of Transport of Latvia, transport expert Andries Matisse, urgent changes are needed in relations with the Russian Federation.

“We will not be able to develop transit if we maintain bad relations with our neighbors,” Baltnews quotes him as saying.

The expert believes that Latvia should take into account its own economic interests, and not send them hostage to relations with neighboring countries.

According to Matisse, Latvia has no other choice but to pursue a pragmatic course and build constructive relations with its neighbors, otherwise the transit sector will not be saved.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the Belarusian authorities have opened criminal cases against the Mayor of Riga and the head of the Latvian Foreign Ministry.


Matvienko called Roman Abramovich ” a hero of our time”

 Matvienko called Roman Abramovich a

The Chairman of the Federation Council and the oligarch together visited the island of New Holland as part of the SPIEF.

The head of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko visited the island of New Holland in St. Petersburg in the company of businessman Roman Abramovich.

The event was held as part of the work of the society “Knowledge” at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

During her speech to schoolchildren, Matvienko called businessman Roman Abramovich a hero of our time.

At the event, Valentina Matvienko held a meeting with students who participated in the project “Big Change”.

She told the students about the great contribution that the entrepreneur made to the implementation of the project & #8220;New Holland”.

The speaker of the Federation Council recalled that about 15 years ago the island was devastated, and now this place is very popular with the citizens.

Matvienko noted that 10 years after the project was opened, it was visited by 11 million people.

At the meeting, the speaker of the Federation Council thanked the merchant for his work on the restoration of the island, calling Abramovich a hero of our time.

& # 8220;Roman Arkadyevich, you left for nothing, please, here is the hero of our time…”, – quotes Matvienko Mash.

Earlier, topNews wrote that the speech of the founder of the cafe “AnderSon” at the SPIEF about the real troubles of the business shook the Network

The Forum takes place in St. Petersburg from 2 to 5 June 2021.


Milonov suggested a way to make the United States the most impoverished country

 Milonov suggested a way to make the US the most impoverished country

Against this background, it became known that Russia intends to completely abandon the dollar in the NWF within a month,

State Duma Deputy Vitaly Milonov voiced an effective, in his opinion, way to make the United States the most impoverished country in the world.

The lawmaker is sure that for this purpose it is necessary to completely abandon the dollar, and it is better for Russia to do this as soon as possible, since in this case Moscow will no longer depend on this currency.

Milonov stressed that if such an example is followed by Russian economic allies, then a flurry of refusals from the dollar around the world will begin.

The MP considers the US dollar the most unsecured currency in the world, and with the loss of the status of a means of international payment, the US will quickly slide to the most impoverished country in the world.

Earlier, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on the sidelines of the SPIEF that within a month Russia will completely abandon the US dollar in the structure of the National Welfare Fund.

In addition, the share of the British pound will be reduced. At the same time, the share of the euro and the yuan will grow in the fund, gold will be introduced, and the share of the Japanese yen will remain at the same level.

He said that now about 35% of investments in the NWF are dollars, but now it has been decided to replace this currency by increasing investments in euros and in gold.

& #8220;Quite quickly, within a month to come to this share & #8221;, & #8211; quotes the Minister of Finance TASS.

According to the first Deputy Prime Minister of the country Andrey Belousov, the decision to withdraw the dollar from the NWF was provoked by the threat of anti-Russian sanctions from the United States.

Earlier, topNews wrote that Milonov noted a proposal to deprive pension collectors of pensions.

The State Duma commented on the resonant statement of the parliamentarian.


The absence of the head of Uralchem Mazepin at the SPIEF session was linked to the interview with Protasevich

 The absence of the head of Uralchem Mazepin at the SPIEF session was linked to the interview with Protasevich

The oppositionist spoke about the support of the “oligarch from the Urals”.

The media drew attention to the sudden disappearance of Dmitry Mazepin, the head of Uralchem, from the session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

The refusal of the businessman to speak at the discussion on June 4 was linked to the statement of Roman Protasevich, an oppositionist detained in Minsk.

The day before, the editor-in-chief of the Telegram channel NEXTA in a detailed interview spoke about large receipts from abroad – “several thousand euros”, which went to support the work of the channel.

According to Protasevich, recently they have one sponsor – “an oligarch from the Urals”.

The media suggested that Protasevich could talk about Uralchem.

Mazepin in August 2020 already made statements supporting the Belarusian opposition after the presidential election. The Russian businessman proposed to open a Committee of national salvation.

After the revelations of Protasevich, Mazepin suddenly withdrew from the discussion “Food multiplied by technology”. A few minutes before the start, 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”, representatives of Mazepin said that the oligarch should be expected at the plenary session on Friday with the participation of Vladimir Putin.

“Mazepin still came, but flew like a bullet, so as not to answer questions from journalists, “wrote later in the Telegram channel “BY THE WAY”.

As Topnews wrote earlier, Ksenia Sobchak revealed all the secrets of the SPIEF 2021 night parties, saying that Google had the best event.

The search engine gathered everyone in the memorial apartment of Joseph Brodsky, Manizha, Boris Grebenshchikov, etc. participated in the party.


Russian prisoners were sent to construction sites in Moscow and the Moscow region

 Russian prisoners were sent to construction sites in Moscow and the Moscow region

Fifteen hundred people are already working on the capital’s construction sites.

An experiment on the participation of prisoners in the construction of large facilities has been launched in Moscow and the Moscow Region.

Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin, who spoke about the experiment, said that it was quite successful.

In an interview with RBC, Khusnullin said that fifteen hundred people were sent to the construction sites. In the future, the prisoners may be involved in the construction of the Eastern polygon of the Russian Railways.

It is known that prisoners from Russian colonies are attracted to work on construction sites on a voluntary basis.

“I believe that it will be a plus for them that they will be in conditions not of imprisonment, but of work,” Khusnullin said.

The Deputy Prime Minister confirmed that the prisoners will be paid salaries.

Earlier, the Federal Penitentiary Service counted the number of convicts who are allowed to serve their sentences in forced labor. This is 188 thousand people (in total, almost half a million people were convicted in Russia).

The prisoners were planned to be sent to facilities that lost their labor force due to the lack of migrants in the conditions of the pandemic.

As Topnews wrote earlier, the Federal Penitentiary Service had to justify the high salaries of Russian prisoners.

According to the statistics of the department, in the Belgorod region there are convicts who receive 224 thousand rubles a month.


Putin raised the price of Gazprom shares with just one phrase at SPIEF

 Putin raised the price of Gazprom's shares in just one phrase at the SPIEF

The media called the key points of the Russian leader’s speech at the SPIEF.

Data from the Moscow Stock Exchange show that the mention in the speech of Russian President Vladimir Putin of the completion of the first line of the Nord Stream-2 made Gazprom’s shares rise by 1% to 273.79 rubles per share.

The Russian leader took part in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday, June 4.

Recall that in his speech, Putin said that linear work has been completed on the construction of the gas pipeline, including on the offshore section of the Nord Stream 2.

As he noted, it remains “ to lift and weld” pipes from the Russian side, from the German & # 8220;pipe came”.

Among the key topics, Vladimir Putin named a new form of support that Russian business will receive.

So, this year a new scheme for lending to small and medium-sized businesses will start working.

According to him, it is planned to launch an “umbrella” provision of guarantees. They will be issued by the “SME Corporation”, which will take on some of the risks of entrepreneurs, and the loan will become more affordable than before, the head of state said.

In turn, businessmen will be able to carve out additional resources for development. As the president explained, this fund will amount to about 600 billion rubles until 2024.

A number of other big topics were also voiced. Thus, the president stressed that the organization of vaccination of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation on paid terms is currently being discussed, and the government will make a proposal in June.

According to the head of state, the 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 lending to housing can be extended until July 1 next year, plans to increase the annual rate from 6.5% to 7%. The limit will be 3 million rubles.

As for lending to families, if a child is born after January 1, 2018, they will be among the recipients of a preferential mortgage.

Companies operating in the field of public catering with an annual revenue of no more than 2 billion per year will be exempt from VAT. The President also mentioned that the commission in the Fast Payment System will be reset for small and medium-sized businesses.

According to Vladimir Putin, in the next 2, 5 years, the volume of actual investments in the regions should be at least 500 billion rubles. He also pointed out that the authorities managed to avoid a disaster by saving millions of jobs and avoiding a sharp drop in income.

He also touched on the problem of climate change, calling” nonsense, myth and outright distortion ” the opinion that they do not concern the Russian Federation.

On behalf of the president, the government must submit a plan to reduce emissions, lower than in the EU, by October 1.

Earlier, Topnews reported that the president intends to announce the new economic policy of Russia at the forum. This was stated to the media by the Kremlin’s speaker Dmitry Peskov.


“The end of Ukraine”: in Britain, Putin’s statement at the SPIEF was appreciated

 & ldquo;Ukraine is over & rdquo;: in Britain, Putin's statement at the SPIEF was appreciated

British readers expressed their opinion on the problem in rather harsh terms. Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his opinion on the prospects of gas transit from Russia to Europe via Ukraine at the SPIEF.

Recall that this issue was discussed on the agenda against the background of the almost complete completion of the construction of the gas pipeline “Nord Stream 2 & #8221;.

According to the Russian leader, Kiev has a contract for pumping Russian gas for five years. He explained that the volumes, which in the best years of the year were almost 200 cubic meters, will now amount to 40.

The situation could have been different if Ukraine had maintained normal relations with Russia.

At the same time, he recalled the illusion that, having a monopoly, transit prices can be inflated to the skies, simultaneously reducing the purchase prices of gas for the needs of Ukraine itself.

According to Putin, at the moment, the Russian Federation pays Kiev $1.5 billion for transit. If the situation were normal, Ukraine would receive $ 3-5 billion .

So,“with their own hands, they broke everything & #8221;, Putin summed up his conclusion from the situation. The fact that Russia feeds the whole region with its transit, the president assessed as a surprising reason.

“Do we have such a duty-to feed everyone or something?” he asked a counter question.

Recall that Kiev itself, as recently reported by “Naftogaz of Ukraine”, with the launch of the gas pipeline will lose not only revenue, but also the “security component”, according to RIA “News”.

Readers of the British tabloid Express expressed their opinion about what is happening.

Their opinions range from gloomy predictions about Ukraine, to suggestions that Russian gas may soon reach Britain, and the speed and success of the deal can cause the envy of the United States.

“The United States must be jealous, because Russia is so easy to make friends, make new deals, earn a lot of money. Without a doubt, this fuel will soon reach us, “”Ukraine is finished,” they say.

Some suggested that Kiev itself is to blame for what happened if it remains without gas.

“Kiev will lose gas because it does not pay for it,” they note, adding that the process of sanctions against the Russian Federation was curtailed by the soft-spoken Biden.

That the American leader is “just a weakling!” — some users believe, to which their opponents explain that when the project is almost completed, it is pointless to impose sanctions and Biden is right.

Finally, there are those who do not see any problem in the gas pipeline, since the Russian Federation has always supplied Europe with gas.

“So what’s the problem?” they wonder.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that Vladimir Zelensky called & # 8220;Nord Stream 2 ” & #8220;a royal flush & # 8221; Russia, saying that she played her trump card, which threatens Ukraine with losses.


Expert: sanctions war against Lukashenko may hit Poland unexpectedly

 Expert: sanctions war against Lukashenko may hit Poland unexpectedly

The persecution of the Belarusian leader may lead to sad consequences for other countries.Energy expert and political scientist Boris Martsinkevich explained that the restrictive measures imposed on Belarus by the United Kingdom and the European Union are imprudent, because they can hit completely different countries.

He recalled that the Western sanctions have switched from the Nord Stream 2 to the Yamal-Europe pipeline project passing through the Belarusian territory.

The geopolitical opponents of the republic considered it a good target to punish Minsk and Lukashenko.

As a result, there were calls from them not to buy gas going to Yamal.

On his YouTube channel, Martsinevich explained that these measures are not able to harm Minsk, since the gas pipeline was bought by Gazprom.

But the sanctions may hit Poland, which receives funds from the Russian Federation for the transit of gas through its territory, namely in Yamal.

It turns out that it will not be possible to punish Lukashenko with a ruble.

“If this initiative is considered seriously, it is proposed to punish Poland & #8221;, ― the analyst believes.

According to him, the official Warsaw will be under attack because of the sanctions, which will receive less Russian transit funds if Europe stops buying transit gas.

Curiously, but earlier, as reported by Topnews, it was Poland that put forward an ultimatum to Germany on the Nord Stream 2.

Warsaw, recall, said that it needs a multibillion-dollar compensation.


The FNPR asks the country’s leadership to intervene in the situation with the indexation of pensions for working pensioners

 FNPR asks the country's leadership to intervene in the situation with the indexation of pensions for working pensioners

Mikhail Shmakova said the situation was unfair.

The head of the Russian Federation of Independent Trade Unions, Mikhail Shmakov, published an open letter addressed to the authorities regarding the situation with the indexation of pensions for working pensioners.

The document appeared on the FNPR website on the eve of June 7.

In it, Shmakov declares the need to eliminate the injustice that was committed earlier.

We are talking about restoring the indexation of pensions to those recipients of payments who still prefer to work.

& # 8220;It is necessary & #8230; to return & # 8230; fair formation of pension rights”, & #8211; quotes him TASS.

The head of the FNPR also clarified that the restriction on points should be excluded from the current legislation.

In his opinion, the Russian government has not yet approved any of the laws submitted by the deputies that could correct the situation. At the same time, the country’s governing body did not provide its own version of the project.

Recall that back in January of this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to develop proposals on the issue of indexation of pensions for this category of Russians by February 1.

According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the government has presented a polyvariate vision to the head of state, but the final solution to the issue will be proposed later.

It is known that the indexation of pensions to working Russians was suspended on January 1, 2016 to reduce the deficit of the FIU.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the State Duma responded to the proposal of the deputy Vitaly Milonov to deprive the pensions of Russians working as collectors.


El Salvador was the first in the world to recognize bitcoin as a legal tender

 El Salvador was the first in the world to recognize bitcoin as a legal tender

The government intends to legalize the income of the population with the help of cryptocurrency.

The Legislative Assembly of the Central American Republic of El Salvador has decided to recognize bitcoin as an official means of payment.

On its Twitter account, the assembly said that the historic decision was taken by 62 votes in favor, 19 against, and two abstentions.

The draft was submitted to the Assembly by the President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele. According to him, this decision will help to involve the population in legal economic relations, only 30% of which now keep funds in bank accounts.

According to the new law, bitcoin will have to be accepted when paying for goods or services, and all risks for the instability of the cryptocurrency will be assumed by the government of the country.  related to the instability of the cryptocurrency exchange rate, the government should cover.

For this purpose, a trust fund of $ 150 million will be created.

According to the law, the seller of the goods, using the funds of the trust, will be able to receive money for the sold goods immediately and in dollars, and will accept payment for services from the buyer in bitcoin.

Local media reports that in the near future, members of the country’s government will meet with representatives of the IMF and discuss further plans.

El Salvador’s recognition of bitcoin as a legal tender affected the value of the cryptocurrency: during trading over the past day, bitcoin rose by 13%, rising above $37,500.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that in the year, the value of bitcoin for the first time in history reached the mark of $ 50,000.