Some pensioners in Russia are waiting for a record indexation of pensions

Some pensioners in Russia are waiting for a record indexation of pensions

Pensions will be indexed from October 1, 2022.

In the near future, the next indexation of pensions will take place in Russia. We are talking about a certain category of citizens. Some Russian pensioners will receive an increased pension from October 1, 2022.

Pension expert Sergey Vlasov told who exactly will receive a pension after a record indexation.

The pension increase will take place for those pensioners who were bypassed during the June indexation.

Recall that in the summer of 2022, insurance and military pensions were increased for unemployed elderly Russians.

But the employees of the Prosecutor’s Office and the Investigative Committee, who have already retired, remained without indexing.

It is this category of citizens who will increase their pension by 10% from October 1, 2022.

It is noted that this is a record indexation in recent years in Russia.

Amendments to the legislation have already been developed by the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, and they should be considered by a government commission.

Also, the pension increase will be held for Russians from among the military and law enforcement officials. But their indexation will be only 4%.

As Topnews wrote earlier, the Network was outraged by the huge earnings for the New Year of Russian artists. They receive up to 15 million rubles per performance. On average, a Russian pensioner can accumulate such an amount from a pension if he receives it for 100 years.

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GT: the energy crisis will lead to unrest and the overthrow of governments in Europe

GT: the energy crisis will lead to unrest and the overthrow of governments in Europe

Forbes predicts a long recession in Europe.

Chinese media reported that due to rising fuel prices, the dissatisfied population of Europe can achieve a change of the authorities of the countries.

According to Mark Blacklock, a columnist for the Chinese Global Times, Europeans are already coming out to protest, objecting to the unprecedented price increase. People believe that the authorities are unwilling to find solutions to the problem.

Their inaction can lead to serious consequences, the journalist believes.

“If the answer is not given, this winter may become a period of discontent, the like of which has never been before,” the author noted.

Black believes that the threat of an energy collapse is great, because in the same UK, according to scientists and forecasters, about 65.8% of homes will face the fact that they will not have enough gas for heating. Already, the British have to choose between food and electricity, writes a columnist.

Blacklock points to the huge increase in prices for goods and services that has arisen due to the global increase in fuel prices. And the people can go to extreme measures of discontent, he believes.

So, in the UK, activists are calling for a boycott of electricity bills, and trade unions are preparing a series of rallies demanding higher wages and lower food prices.

Also in four countries, including France, Belgium, Spain and the UK, there were strikes in which civil servants demanded to increase salaries for those who do not keep up with inflation.

“There is already a lot of evidence of this simmering discontent.”, — emphasized Blacklock.

His colleague from Forbes, columnist Rapoza, believes that without Russian gas, Europe is waiting for a repeat of the Middle Ages. So, according to the journalist, modern European news resembles those that previously came from Bolivia, and inflationary growth is accompanied by rationing of resource consumption by the authorities.

He cited Germany as an example, where businesses are shutting down due to high electricity bills. The author also points out that, according to Barclays Capital, the EU will plunge into a deep recession, which has three reasons: rising fuel prices, tough ECB measures and falling demand. Most of all it will affect  Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

Rapoza recalled that in the five-year period until 2022, the consumption of the European Union amounted to 400 billion cubic meters of gas per year, of which 100 billion were received by consumers, 167 billion by industrial enterprises, the rest went to the energy sector.  Russia supplied about 50% of this volume.

To reduce the level of tension, the EU has replaced Russian supplies with other sources and partially reduced consumption, but the consumption of the same gas must be reduced by at least 15% (60 billion cubic meters) if Russian supplies stop completely. But even then Europe will continue to buy fuel from the Russian Federation.

Recall that since mid-June, Nord Stream has reduced the operating mode by 20% percent of the daily output of about 170 million cubic meters. Gas exports stopped at the end of August. The Russian side explained that the turbine at the compressor station is faulty, and Western sanctions prevent the repair of Siemens units.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that InoSMI named the culprits of the crisis in Europe, and it’s not Russia.


Putin’s ultimatum forced the EU to back down

Putin's ultimatum forced the EU to back down

Restrictions on the price of Russian gas will not be introduced.

InoSMI found out about the reaction of the European Union to the warning of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Russian president warned that he would suspend gas supplies if a decision was made to limit gas prices.

As Tom Rees writes for The Telegraph, after Putin’s warning, the EU decided not to make a ceiling on gas prices.

The expert found out that at a meeting of the European Union, ministers asked the European Commission to create a plan to mitigate the crisis in the energy markets.

The observer confirmed that Europe is experiencing an acute crisis due to a sharp rise in energy prices and their shortage.

“Ministers in Brussels are urgently trying to prepare for a harsh winter,” the article says.

The meeting of EU ministers was held on Friday, September 9. The heads of ministries discussed additional measures to reduce tensions in the world.

Among them, an option was discussed with the obligation of consumers to reduce electricity consumption during peak hours, to introduce limits on the income of companies that produce electricity at low costs and receive windfalls due to high prices.

Earlier, Vladimir Putin recalled that the West is not in a position to dictate its terms to Moscow and impose price restrictions on Russian energy resources.

“Freeze, freeze, wolf’s tail. The West is not in a position to dictate its terms to Russia, let them come to their senses,” Vladimir Putin advised.

Putin also promised not to close himself off from Europe and said that Russia would not impose visa restrictions

As Topnews wrote earlier, Hungary delivered an ultimatum to the EU countries and demanded that sanctions be lifted from Russian entrepreneurs. In response, Budapest promised to stop stopping the anti-Russian restrictions.


The media reported on the imminent capitulation of the EU to Russia

The media reported on the imminent capitulation of the EU to Russia

The Turkish edition made an unexpected conclusion from the anti-Russian sanctions.

The EU member states may soon capitulate to Russia. The reason will be problems with gas supply, according to media analysts.

The authors of the Turkish edition of Sabah believe that at the moment the EU cannot find a decent solution to the problems with gas supply to Europe. Hence the conclusion: “if you don’t find a solution, then you give up.”

Journalists believe that such a defeat in the sanctions war will mean the overthrow of the previously dominant Western system.

At the same time, Europe cannot count on US help, because the results of the US congressional elections have not yet been summed up. The election of its members will take place only in November.

If the Republican Party wins, American aid to the EU may run out. In this case, the European authorities will be left alone in the fuel chaos, the media writes.

It is clarified that even if the conservatives win, Washington is not able to meet the needs of European countries.

At the same time, Sabah notes that the Russian economy has resisted the sanctions of Europe, which needed gas more than EU money to Moscow.

If the Russian Federation is able to find new buyers of fuel, then the EU has difficulties finding new full-fledged suppliers.

The authors believe that the EU will not be able to find a solution either in the long or in the short term.

As Topnews wrote earlier, some of the EU are counting on energy assistance from Norway, which has become a leader in gas supply to replace Russia. But in Oslo, they are in no hurry to lower prices, preferring to profit from the current market.


In the UK, they want to euthanize animals in the aquarium because of electricity bills

In the UK they want to euthanize animals in the aquarium because of electricity bills

Electricity bills have tripled.

Europe is having a hard time withstanding the gas crisis that has erupted due to the aggravation of relations with Russia.

As a result, the cost of electricity bills is rising in countries, and residents are being urged to save energy and not heat their homes.

The owners of the Sealife Zoo-aquarium in the UK can go to extreme measures. Philip Miller told ITV that electricity bills have risen from 240,000 to 750,000 pounds.

As Miller stated, he can no longer afford to pay for expenses. Many animals in winter will need a special temperature artificially lowered or increased for 24 hours a day.

“Because of this, the animals will either have to be euthanized or find another home for them, but all the other zoos were in the same situation,” Miller explained.

It simply won’t work to close the zoo, Miller admits.

Meanwhile, the French government is demanding that the National Railway Company try to reduce the number of trains running this winter – all to save electricity.

In Germany, opposition leader Friedrich Merz, in an interview with Bild, warned of a complete blackout in winter in the country – with the shutdown of the three remaining nuclear power plants.

He noted the existence of “the threat of complete overload of the power grid in autumn and winter and insufficient supply of electricity.”

Recall that Germany is the largest importer of Russian blue fuel.

As Topnews wrote earlier, Hungary set conditions for the EU countries and demanded that sanctions be lifted from a number of Russian entrepreneurs, including Alisher Usmanov. Otherwise, Hungary will block the package of sanctions against Russia.

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Media: The Ministry of Finance proposed to allow the “privatization” of pension savings

Media: The Ministry of Finance proposed to allow

We are talking about savings frozen since 2014.

The Russian Ministry of Finance has made a proposal to privatize the pension savings of Russian citizens. We are talking about funds that are currently frozen, starting in 2014.

As Vedomosti writes, referring to the presentation of the Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance, which was previously presented by the heads of departments, it is proposed to give Russians who have pension savings investment rights.

So, they will be able to invest these funds according to their choice, taking into account certain criteria.

According to the head of the State Duma Committee on Financial Markets Anatoly  Aksakova, in the process of investing, the withdrawal of funds is not expected.

He explained that the Ministry of Finance wants to create a system in which Russians will be able to choose from several options: either leave their savings under the management of the fund, both the FIU and the NPF, or invest them independently, taking into account certain conditions.

Recall that now citizens of the Russian Federation can only transfer savings under the OPS system from one non-state fund to another, other operations with these funds are not available to them.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the expert revealed a legal scheme for the purchase of seniority for retirement. She recalled that, according to the law, you can “buy” 50% of the experience – 7.5 years.

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The country that has overtaken Russia in gas supplies to Europe has been named

The country that has overtaken Russia in gas supplies to Europe is named

Western media believe that Russia’s competitor is in no hurry to rush to the EU’s aid.

Western media state that in the coming winter Europe could count on gas from Norway, which managed to overtake Russia in terms of the amount of fuel supplied to EU countries.

However, according to Telegram, Oslo does not intend to sell fuel at low prices or offer a discount to EU countries that are not part of the union.

In 2022, Norway plans to produce 122 billion cubic meters of gas by the end of the year.

According to the head of the Ministry of Economy Terje Aasland in an interview with Reuters, the country will maintain the same level of production until 2030, relying, among other things, on the agreement with the EU on expanding cooperation in the field.

At the same time, Norwegian exports are not threatened by an increase in demand on the domestic market, since Norway relies on electricity coming from hydroelectric power plants inside the country.

Security agreements and an agreement with the EU, as well as large reserves of practically unused gas, make Norway a very reliable supplier, analysts say.

The country still supplies Europe with almost all of its gas (the western part of the continent) and 70% of its oil. 5 pipelines with an annual capacity of 130 billion cubic meters are working for this.

The obstacle is the unwillingness of Oslo to sell gas below market value, which is breaking records this year.

According to the Minister of Energy, it is necessary to remember the simple principle of the market: rising prices with a shortage stimulates the growth of production and guarantees the flow of gas to where it is needed.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the Network revealed the author of the video in which Gazprom mocks Europe, which is in distress without fuel.

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The Swiss, whose house will be warmer in winter +19 ° C, face prison

The Swiss, whose house will be warmer in winter +19°C, face prison

The maximum temperature in the homes of Swiss residents in winter should not exceed 19 degrees. The Swiss authorities have introduced administrative responsibility for warming houses above certain temperatures.

The temperature, which is permissible in houses next winter, should not exceed 19 degrees, water heating through gas boilers should not exceed 60.

Otherwise, as explained by the representative of the Department of Economics of DEF Markus Sperndli, those responsible are waiting for either fines, or, in the case of intentional actions, criminal punishment – imprisonment for up to three years.

According to the official, such actions will be considered violations of the country’s law on supply. At the same time, citizens will be prosecuted by default.

The reason for the publication Blick, which refers to the document of the Ministry of Economy, is the energy crisis that the country is experiencing due to anti-Russian sanctions and the resulting lack of fuel.

In addition to residential buildings, they will also save on tents with hot air and heaters.

Saunas and swimming pools will not work, but only if you need to save even more on fuel.

The authorities made an exception for hospitals, maternity hospitals and nursing homes.

The amount of the fine will be up to 180 daily rates, one is about 30 Swiss francs, but the total amount should not exceed 3,000 francs. The amount, according to Sperndley, is determined by the accompanying circumstances, and the number of bets on the fine – the degree of guilt.

Earlier, Switzerland has already introduced a plan for crisis measures.

For example, the shutdown of illuminated storefronts, heaters, the introduction of electricity quotas, gas savings and a likely plan to turn off the lights for 4-8 hours a day.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that Switzerland refused to accept the AFU military for treatment.

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Bloomberg: Russia expects a deep recession for 10 years

Bloomberg: Russia expects a deep recession for 10 years

The publication named the most disappointing scenarios of the Russian government.

Russia may fall into an economic recession as a result of EU and US sanctions because of the threat to those industries on which it has relied for years in its income, Western experts believe.

As the authors of Bloomberg write with reference to an internal report of the Government of the Russian Federation, of the three scenarios in the document, two demonstrate that an economic downturn will grow in Russia in 2023.

Analysts say that the economy will fall, and it will be able to return to the level before the start of its own only in ten years or later.

The first, “inertial” scenario includes an economy falling by 8.3% below the level of 2021 already in 2023.

The second, “stressful” assumes that in 2024 the drop will reach 11.9% compared to 2023. All this will happen against the background of increasing sanctions pressure.

The Russian government assumes that more countries will introduce restrictive measures, and the EU’s rejection of Russian oil and gas will hit the economic ability of the authorities to provide the market.

In addition to the sanctions affecting 1/4 of Russian imports and exports, a technical blockade is predicted, which affects all types of transport, including automprom and supplies of equipment and parts.

The third difficulty lies in the shortage of professional personnel, primarily IT specialists, who can leave the Russian Federation in an amount equal to 200,000. The document confirms the so-called brain drain.

However, Bloomberg also points out that the measures led to the crisis not only of the Russian Federation, but also of the initiators of sanctions.

As an example, the data of the German Bundesbank are given, the projected autumn inflation in the country in the amount of “double digits ”. In Britain, inflation has already reached 10% for the first time in four decades.

Experts of the publication say that the risk of economic recession in Europe reaches its maximum values for the first time since November 2020.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the Russian Federation manages to win in the oil confrontation despite all sanctions.


The European Commission and Siemens spoke about the complete shutdown of the Nord Stream

The European Commission and Siemens have spoken about the complete shutdown of the

Gazprom’s decision caused a violent reaction in Europe.

Russia’s decision to stop the Nord Stream was considered cynical by the European Commission.

The head of the EC press service Eric Mamer writes about this on Twitter.

According to him, the decision confirms the unreliability of Gazprom as a supplier, and Russia, according to him, shows cynicism, as it burns gas instead of fulfilling the contract.

Recall that earlier “Gazprom” announced a forced stop of gas pumping along the “Nord Stream ” due to an oil leak in the gas pumping unit.

Against this background, representatives of Siemens Energy announced their readiness to participate in the repair of the turbine.

According to RIA Novosti, the company clarified that now they have not received a contract for repairs on the gas pipeline, but the company is ready to do maintenance.

In addition, the organization noted that it had taken note of Gazprom’s statement about engine problems. However, the company does not believe that the problems described by the Russian company can serve as a reason for stopping the Nord Stream.

In turn, the American media reports that Berlin is trying not to panic because of the situation with the Nord Stream.

At the same time, Germany and a number of other EU countries are preparing for a cold winter due to fuel shortages.

The US believes that the impact of Gazprom will put serious pressure on the German economy. Because of this, the country is preparing to introduce energy consumption standards.

In addition, Berlin is trying to establish gas supplies from Norway and Qatar, although these measures will not help the country much in the near future.

“Economy Minister Robert Habek said that Russian gas will not be completely replaced until at least 2024, ”, – reports CBS News.

Earlier, topNews wrote that Gazprom had stopped Nord Stream indefinitely.

The reasons for stopping the turbine became known to journalists.