Moet Hennessy warned about the stop of champagne shipments to Russia due to the law signed by Putin

 Moet Hennessy warned about the stop of champagne shipments to Russia due to the law signed by Putin

Moet Hennessy stated that it considers it unacceptable to rename products.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed Law 171-FZ & #8220;On the Regulation of Alcoholic Beverages”, which amends the rules for labeling alcohol & #8211; this applies to the concepts of “sparkling wines” and “Cognac of Russia”.

The document, which is posted on the legal information portal, says what exactly should be understood by the definitions, “aboriginal grape variety”, “flavored grape-containing drinks”, “grape vodka” and “brandy”, “sparkling pearl wines” and others.

It is known that because of the law, the company Moet Hennessy, which produces champagne, will suspend the sale of the drink in Russia. The terms of freezing are not specified.

In addition, the law clarifies how alcohol will be labeled at retail, sets limits and standards for processing grapes for the production of alcohol.

Thus, the content of ethyl alcohol, carbon dioxide is allowed in champagne, and a new definition of sparkling wines is also given.

In response to the law, Moet Hennessy stated that it considers it unacceptable to rename the products & # 8220;champagne & #8221; to & #8220;sparkling wine & #8221; from the Champagne region in the Russian Federation, and also does not want to undergo re-certification and change the labeling.

Moet Hennessy has sent a letter to Russian partners, which says that the wine will no longer be supplied to the Russian Federation. This was reported the day before by RBC with reference to its sources.

Recall that the bill was initiated by a group of State Duma deputies, 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 beverages that lead to a strong hangover.

These include sherry, whiskey and some others.


Mass media: Russia is preparing a new pension reform

 Mass media: a new pension reform is being prepared in Russia

Kommersant: the main goal is to ensure regular payment of pensions.

The Central Bank of the Russian Federation, together with the main non-state pension funds of NPFs, having set out to encourage Russians to participate more actively in the accumulative system, have prepared a new pension reform.

According to Kommersant, it is assumed that the current accumulative part of pension payments will be transformed into a system of non-state pension provision. And the NGO, in turn, will complement the existing similar mechanism.

According to media reports, the Central Bank is going to transform the system, despite the failures of early projects, such as individual pension capital and a guaranteed pension plan.

According to the deputy head of the Bank of Russia Viktor Chistyukhin, insured Russians will be able to dispose of their money as “property”, fully.

Recall that now the pension savings that employers have transferred until 2014 are managed by the GUK of VEB, or by the NPF chosen by a citizen.

However, according to media reports, non-state funds themselves want that the new system should standardize the rules that the Central Bank will establish on behalf of the state.

In addition, according to the project, future pensioners 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 of & # 8220;Kommersant”, it is likely that the new system will have an option of self-replenishment of accounts, without involving employers as intermediaries.

As the main goal of the next reform, the authors indicate the provision of regular pension payments, which will provide an opportunity for early payment of it.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that it became known which of the Russians receives 446,000 rubles.


” Everything lives, everything works”: Peskov said that business assistance in Russia is not needed now

 & ldquo;Everything lives, everything works”: Peskov said that business assistance in Russia is not needed now

Peskov named the main topics that will be discussed in a direct line with Putin.

Tomorrow, on June 30, a direct line with Vladimir Putin will be held in the capital’s World Trade Center.

According to the new rules introduced due to the aggravated epidemiological situation in the country, everyone who wants to ask a question will act as an operator and a journalist for himself. All the videos taken in the special offer immediately fall into the Center.

On the eve of the direct line, press Secretary Dmitry Peskov spoke about the main events both in world politics and in the country.

In particular, Peskov explained that the president of the country, although he held all meetings during the pandemic since 2020, it is difficult to call such a mode of work remote by video link.

He explained that Putin had been in the thick of events 24 hours a day during all this time. Moreover, this format of work has been preserved even after vaccination against coronavirus, since the head of state observes precautionary measures and takes care of his safety.

Regarding the latest order of the country’s authorities on vaccination, Peskov explained that this process in Russia is voluntary and Putin will explain this topic in more detail during the direct line.

As Peskov explained, a cook, for example, must have a sanitary book, while he has the right to choose not to work in his specialty. The same principle applies to vaccination: anyone who wants to work with people will have to get vaccinated.

For himself, Peskov decided to get vaccinated against COVID-19, despite the fact that he has already had an infection and has antibodies and acquired immunity. Nevertheless, he decided to get vaccinated in order to experience the fullness of freedom and not face restrictions.

As Peskov stressed, it is the coronavirus and everything related to it that will be the main topic of discussion this year on a direct line with Putin.

& #8220;A huge block of questions related to covid”, & #8211; he added.

Meanwhile, against the background of the latest provocative actions of the 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, it is better not to talk about such bad scenarios as the opening of fire on NATO ships, as Peskov stressed.

 & #8220;Let’s not even talk about such scenarios… But it seems to me that we all need to know one thing, as Russians: our president is always ready to do everything to protect our country, if necessary,”, – said Peskov, explaining that “sometimes words materialize, God forbid, so you don’t even need to think or talk about it.”.

Naturally, the issue of Navalny’s FBK* was raised, which was liquidated by a court decision. In particular, Peskov explained that he does not consider such measures to be repressions at all.

& #8220;This is absolutely not repression. Extremist organizations should be called this way”, – he said.

About the reasons for the recognition of 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 people to violate the law …to lawlessness ” is a clear precedent.

As for the crisis due to the pandemic in small and medium-sized businesses, as Peskov explained, Russia is showing positive dynamics in the economy and is already beginning to get out of the crisis, and people on the ground feel it.

& #8220;Now the economy is working. Yes, the difficulties continue, they continue, like after an earthquake, aftershocks. This also continues in the economy, but nevertheless the situation is different — everyone lives, everything works, has problems, but it no longer requires such massive assistance, ” Peskov said.

The representative of the President noted that in the current conditions, domestic business should behave responsibly and focus on domestic investment.

He also expressed the opinion that since the current situation is different from the one that was last year during the lockdown, business does not need help.

Peskov also noted that targeted assistance to businesses and poor segments of the population has proven its effectiveness, in contrast to fan-based assistance and “giving money away for nothing”.

*The Anti-Corruption Fund was included by the Ministry of Justice in the list of organizations performing the functions of a foreign agent and recognized as an extremist organization banned in Russia

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Mockery and humiliation for the United States: China appreciated Russia’s plans to abandon the dollar

 Mockery and humiliation for the United States: China appreciated Russia's plans to abandon the dollar

The Chinese expert spoke about the plans of the Russian Federation for dedolarization.

An expert from China, a researcher at one of the divisions of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Chen Yijun, in his article for “Huanqiu shibao” called the possible dedolarization of Russia a protest, mockery and contempt of American hegemony.

In his publication, the scientist said that Russia’s rejection of the dollar will not have a significant impact on the country.

He stressed that the status of the ruble as a legitimate means of payment is quite stable, and the volume of direct trade between the United States and the Russian Federation is insignificant.

At the same time, the main economic partners of Moscow are now China and Europe.

According to the analyst, if Russia refuses the dollar, it will have the most detrimental effect directly for the United States, because it will embarrass Washington in front of its allies, and this will be a real humiliation for the United States.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the country’s readiness to abandon the dollar and start settlements with partners in national currencies.

Earlier, topNews wrote that the US dollar was predicted to collapse soon.

The reason for this scenario, according to readers of the Bulgarian media, may be the actions of Russia.


The central bank announced the inevitability of a new crisis

 The central bank announced the inevitability of a new crisis

The deputy Head of the Central Bank explained the reason for the tight monetary policy.

Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank Alexey Zabotkin said that a new economic crisis in Russia is inevitable.

According to TASS, in a speech at the conference “Renaissance of Capital”, the analyst said that the regulator at the same time has all the necessary tools that can support the economy and the population 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 end of the crisis, it will be necessary to get rid of them in order to restore the normal course of development of the Russian economy.

The measures themselves will remain in the form of an arsenal, which can be used later. The analyst has no doubt that the crisis will come.

“It will come inevitably ”, & #8211; said Zabotkin.

He believes that the current rate of the Bank of Russia is appropriate within the framework of a tight monetary policy (DCP), which is why the upcoming tightening of the latter will have little effect on the decisions of the regulator.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the Central Bank at the beginning of the pandemic gradually introduced “easing” for the country’s financial organizations.

In addition, there was a policy of supporting citizens and companies that suffered from the coronacrisis.

But a year later, in March 2021, the Central Bank considered that credit institutions would be able to cover possible losses. After that, the concessions were canceled.

Later, the Central Bank decided to prolong the recommendations to banks on the restructuring of loans issued to Russians and representatives of small and medium-sized businesses.


The Ministry of Agriculture proposed to bring migrants to Russia on charter trains

 The Ministry of Agriculture proposed to bring migrants to Russia on charter trains

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.


In Ukraine, they decided to impose taxes on residents of the Crimea

In Ukraine, they decided to impose taxes on the residents of the Crimea

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.


” We were slapped on 100 billion”: Deputy Prime Minister Belousov complained about metallurgists

 & ldquo;We were slammed for 100 billion”: Deputy Prime Minister Belousov complained about metallurgists

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.


Potanin and Mordashov lost $1.2 billion in a day due to Belousov’s statement about the metallurgists who ” got into trouble” with the authorities

Potanin and Mordashov lost $1.2 billion during the day due to Belousov's statement about the metallurgists who

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.


“Royal flush”: Zelensky called “Nord Stream -2” a trump card in the hands of Russia

 & ldquo;Royal Flush & rdquo;: Zelensky called

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.