It became known who will be the owner of the McDonald’s business in Russia

It became known who will be the owner of McDonald's business in Russia

The media forecast came true by 50%. The terms of the transaction are named.

McDonald’s has announced a decision on a deal with a Russian entrepreneur who will buy out its Russian market share.

He became the licensee of McDonald’s in the Siberian Federal District, Alexander Govor.  The terms of the deal are a new brand, under which fast food restaurants will operate.

Recall that the fast food chain tried to keep the Russian business, stating that it would continue to work under a different brand, with the preservation of jobs, shops and menus, in mid-June.

However, she later announced the sale of the business.

According to Interfax, one of the conditions of the deal is the approval of regulators. The chain will be closed in the next few weeks, McDonald’s said.

Govor will be given the restaurant portfolio of the chain, which he will use under the new name of the Chain. The second condition of the sale was the retention of staff and conditions for at least two years.

Also, Govor, as reported by the agency, took on the costs of salaries of employees of the corporation who work in Russian branches in 45 regions of Russia.

However, payments are calculated before the transaction is completed. The entrepreneur will also finance the obligations assumed by the American company to suppliers, owners of leased premises and housing and communal services.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the owners of the fast food chain, according to the Bell edition, can become a Govor and a relative of ex-President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, entrepreneur Kairat Boranbayev, owner of the SPP company.


Putin’s aide predicted global famine

Putin's aide predicted global famine

This statement was made by the former head of the MAYOR Maxim Oreshkin.

According to the former head of the MAYOR, and now assistant to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin Maxim Oreshkin, at the end of 2022, a global famine may begin in the world.

Oreshkin is sure that Russia cannot be allowed to suffer from this famine.

The words of the former minister are quoted by RIA Novosti.

He believes that the manifestation of the problem will begin in the fall due to the rising cost of wheat on the world market.

Vladimir Putin’s aide blamed the United States for this situation. Washington, according to him, pursued a soft monetary policy, injecting additional liquidity into the markets. This provoked high inflation.

At the same time, the desire of the West to help Ukraine export grain for delivery to the world market only aggravates the situation, without specifying exactly how.

Earlier, topNews wrote that Lavrov explained the blocking of ships with wheat in the ports of Ukraine. He noted that the exit routes from the ports are mined.


Senator Klishas said that the import substitution program in Russia has failed

Senator Klishas said that the import substitution program in Russia failed

He wrote about this in his Telegram.

Federation Council Senator Andrei Klishas criticized the import substitution program in Russia.

He believes that these measures have completely failed.

Klishas wrote about this in his Telegram.

The senator said that industry departments are actively reporting in this direction, but nothing else is happening except bravura reports.

“Our people see this in consumer goods, and in many other areas, ”, – Klishas noted, commenting on the publication of the head of the NAC and a member of the HRC Kirill Kabanov.

Recall that Kabanov accused a number of managers of striving to transplant the industry and the economy of the Russian Federation to the new Chinese needle by changing the logistics of procurement and investment, instead of developing their own independence in the economy.

However, the Kremlin does not agree with Klishas’ opinion about the failure of import substitution.

According to the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, intense work is underway in this direction.

“To say that everything has failed – is hardly possible to agree with this. The fact that there are unfulfilled plans, yes, for sure. We don’t live and work in ideal conditions, the conditions, on the contrary, are aggressive ”, – quotes Peskov TASS.

He noted that many things have to be done in an emergency mode.

Recall that after the introduction of Western sanctions, many companies suspended deliveries to Russia, and AvtoVAZ switched to a four-day working week due to a shortage of components.

Earlier, topNews wrote that Senator Klishas predicted the blocking of YouTube. He stated that the video service “signed a sentence for himself”.


Media: A relative of Nazarbayev or an oilman from Siberia can buy McDonald’s in Russia

Media: McDonald's in Russia can be bought by a relative of Nazarbayev or an oilman from Siberia

The Bell reports about a relative of Nazarbayev and an oilman from Novokuznetsk.

The Bell Edition  with reference to sources, it reports that the Russian share of McDonald’s business can be bought out by Russian or Kazakh entrepreneurs.

As Topnews reported earlier, McDonald’s announced that it was leaving the Russian market. Prior to this, the company repeatedly postponed the closure of stores for a certain period, keeping employees and premises occupied.

However, against the background of anti-Russian sanctions, she could not hold out waiting for a long time.

Now, according to media reports, her business may be bought out in the near future by relatives of the former President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. So, the name of the entrepreneur Kairat Boranbayev, the owner of the SPP company, is called.

It is known that earlier it was this firm that managed the McDonald’s network in six Russian regions of Sverdlovsk, Orenburg, Chelyabinsk, Kurgan, Tyumen and Kirov regions.

It is also known that Boranbayev owns a McDonald’s franchise in Belarus and Kazakhstan. A relative of the president was also the head of the joint venture of KazRosGas JSC.

According to Kommersant, citing two sources, it is Boranbayev’s firms that will become the new owner of closed establishments of the American fast food chain.

The second contender for the Russian McDonald’s establishments, according to The Bell, is the Russian entrepreneur Alexander Govor, who lives in Novokuznetsk.

According to “RG”, he owns the company “GUIDE”, which managed the activities of 25 McDonald’s establishments in Novosibirsk, Berdsk, Tomsk, Kemerovo, Novokuznetsk, Barnaul and Krasnoyarsk.

In addition, Govor is a member of the board of directors of Neftekhimservice.

The Western edition insists that the results of the transaction will be known on May 19.



Khusnullin: Zaporizhia NPP will work for Russia, but is ready to supply electricity to Ukraine as well

Khusnullin: Zaporizhia NPP will work for Russia, but is ready to supply electricity to Ukraine as well

Deputy Prime Minister Khusnullin announced the terms of supply of the resource.

Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Marat Khusnullin told the media that the Zaporozhye NPP will work for Russia.

According to the official, if Ukraine is ready to pay for electricity, then Russia is ready to supply electricity there as well.

As RIA Novosti reports with reference to Khusnullin’s words, “power electricity – is a product that cannot be put in a warehouse.”.

He explained that if Ukraine’s power engineers refuse to pay for the supplied resource, the NPP will work for Russia.

“If the Ukrainian power system is ready to accept and pay for electricity from the NPP, then the station, it turns out, will work for Ukraine, if it does not accept it, then the NPP will work for Russia,” the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation said.

He is sure that nuclear energy is one of the cheapest, and has a high competitiveness.

There will be no problems with its sale, the politician believes.

In addition, as specified by Izvestia, the Deputy Prime Minister said that already in May, residents of the region will receive pensions and salaries in rubles. The Russian national currency will eventually replace the hryvnia, Khusnullin said.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that in early March, a fire broke out at a nuclear power plant in Zaporozhye.

The fire was extinguished, as reported by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

The agency stated that they fully control the radiation level at the nuclear power plant.

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Jeremy Clarkson: events on Ukraine will lead the world to cannibalism

Jeremy Clarkson: events in Ukraine will lead the world to cannibalism

Ex-Top Gear presenter accused politicians of “doing nothing”.

Ex-host of the Top Gear car show Jeremy Clarkson in an article for The Times said that because of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, the world, and the UK in particular, is threatened with cannibalism.

According to him, the two conflicting countries account for more than 25% of world wheat exports.

They are also the leaders in the supply of fertilizers and vegetable oils.

The conflict within the framework of Russia’s special military operation has led to the fact that the world has lost a lot of the necessary grain, and the price of fertilizers has grown to such an extent that dependent countries lose 20% of the remaining grain.

According to Clarkson, the increase in fertilizer prices has reached 37%.

As a result, according to the journalist, the food crisis threatens the whole world, and the amount of food in stores may be reduced by 20%.

Clarkson is sure that politicians who talk about controlling the situation are not really doing anything, but life itself is forcing them to deal with the situation, because a person cannot live without food, as without heat, clothes and even sex.

“Hunger makes people eat their neighbors,” he concluded.

According to data published by Western media, anti-Russian sanctions in Europe have led to an increase in fuel and food prices.

So, in the UK, inflation rose to 9% in April, reaching a record for forty years.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that Deputy head of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev urged not to buy products from unfriendly countries.


Experts warned of a “trap” for the dollar until the end of May

Experts warned of a

The dollar exchange rate depends on the behavior of the euro, analysts say.

Evgeny Mironyuk, an expert on the stock market of BCS World of Investments, in an interview with the media mentioned the pitfalls that the dollar will have to face before the end of May.

Recall that recently the dollar has already reached record levels over the past twenty years, updating the highs to other currencies. If some experts believe that the peak of inflation has already been passed, others are sure that everything is not over yet.

So, in April the inflation rate was 0.3%, and in March 1.2%, but prices are still rising.

Mironyuk told “Prime” that according to the statement of the head of the Federal Reserve (an analogue of the Central Bank in the USA) According to Jerome Powell, rates will rise by 0.5% for each of the federal funds, which will reduce the difference in rates with the economies of developing countries and increase compared to developed ones.

The head of the Fed said that he would not hesitate to support raising the rate above the “neutral” level.

Also in the US, they point to the increased attractiveness of the dollar for the so-called carry trade rates, when an investor borrows in one currency at a lower rate and invests in another at a higher rate.

The American expert is sure that the fall of the euro is to blame for the weakness of the dollar.

As Mironyuk clarifies, on May 12, the euro reached 1.05 for $ 1, after which there was a breakdown on the figure of ” – the quote was 1.0357, which means the euro fell by 0.3%.

There is a high probability that the euro will continue to fall in the near future.

According to Mironyuk, until the end of the month, the probability of a strong movement of the EUR/USD pair down and the growth of the dollar index is low. Weak sales of retail goods and durable goods in the United States, as well as GDP figures in the first quarter, may play into the hands of the dollar.

The analyst believes that the targets of “bulls ” (securities traders who earn on the growth of assets in price) will be 1,057 and 1,062 euros per 1 dollar.

If the euro continues to fall, then the dollar-euro exchange rate will be about 1,034-1,055 euros per American monetary unit. As for the currency index, the dollar will not exceed the frame of 103.4-105 points.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the expert called the real value of the dollar.


Google in Russia has started bankruptcy proceedings

Google in Russia has started bankruptcy proceedings

Due to the arrest of a bank account, the Russian office stops working.

The media found out about the bankruptcy procedure of the Russian daughter of Google. This is due to the arrest of the bank account.

According to RBC, Google suspended the vast majority of commercial operations in Russia some time ago. Due to the seizure of the bank account, it is impossible to pay employees salaries, pay for supplies, and the work of contractors.

Google explained that other financial obligations are also impossible.

After this message, Google representatives said that their services continue to work in Russia. The search engine, YouTube video hosting, Gmail, Maps, Android and Play work for free.

 “We know that people in Russia rely on our services to access high-quality information, and we will continue to provide free services,” a statement was made to Google.

The company’s press service also assured that the bankruptcy of the Russian daughter and the closure of the office in Russia will not affect Google’s work in the country in the future.

By the way, Russia has assured that they will not close Youtube.

“We are not planning to close Youtube. When we restrict something, we must clearly understand that our users do not suffer,” said Maksut Shadaev, head of the Ministry of Finance.

As Topnews wrote earlier, Russian developers have made a domestic analogue of Google Play – the NashStore app store.

The store presents Russian applications, including banking applications that have been sanctioned.


The UN called a way to ensure the passage of grain ships from Ukraine

The UN named a way to ensure the passage of grain ships from Ukraine

UN Secretary General Guterres commented on this information.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres made a proposal to mitigate the export of potash fertilizers from Russia and Belarus, demanding in exchange for the passage of grain ships from the ports of Ukraine.

Turkey and a number of other countries are also taking part in the negotiation process, as Ankara can take a direct part in the clearance of ports, as well as participate in ensuring maritime traffic.

According to sources of The Wall Street Journal, the purpose of the deal is to mitigate the food crisis, which is directly involved in Western anti-Russian sanctions imposed specifically on the export of potash fertilizers from Russia and Belarus.

And against the background of Russia’s military special operation in Ukraine, the latter had difficulties with the delivery of domestic grain to world markets.

Guterres himself, commenting on the WSJ information, only noted that at the moment discussions are really underway on this subject with the participation of Ankara and Vienna.

However, he did not disclose any details, since otherwise the agreement may be jeopardized and not happen at all.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that for the first time since the beginning of the operation, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a statement on Ukraine.

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McDonald’s is still leaving Russia, the media found out what will happen to the brand

McDonald's still leaving Russia, the media found out what will happen to the brand

Fast food restaurant chains are looking for a buyer on the business.

The world’s largest fast food restaurant chain McDonald’s is leaving Russia. Earlier, the owners suspended business in Russia due to the Ukrainian special operation. A month and a half after that, the McDonald’s office decided to sell the entire Russian business.

McDonald’s said in a statement that the issue of selling the company in Russia was difficult to solve. But the humanitarian crisis caused by the Russian special operation in Ukraine and the “unpredictability of the operating environment” led to the fact that the company considered that owning a business in Russia was “impractical.”

McDonald’s also said in a statement that business in Russia now does not correspond to their values. The management also informed about the sale of the business, and only to a Russian buyer.

McDonald’s informs that the restaurants of the new buyer will not be able to use their menu and brand, but the company plans to keep its trademarks in Russia.

McDonald’s considered that due to the withdrawal from the Russian market, they will have to write off $ 1.2-1.4 billion.

A TASS source in the company said that in mid–June, McDonald’s will reopen in Russia under a new brand. The chain of restaurants, menus, and workplaces will be preserved.

Recall that McDonald’s in Russia provides jobs for almost 62 thousand people. Another 100 thousand people work at suppliers’ enterprises.

Insiders specify that more than 90% of McDonald’s suppliers are Russian. They plan to maintain cooperation with them.

“In fact, only the name will go away,” informed sources say.

Recall that McDonald’s has been working in Russia for more than 30 years. The first cafe opened on January 31, 1990 in Moscow.

McDonald’s accounted for about 25% of tax revenue in the catering industry.

As Topnews wrote earlier, in March of this year, media sources began to report on Google’s removal of its employees from Russia. This was done on the eve of blocking Youtube in the Russian Federation.