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.


Israel is the first in the world to ban the sale of fur

 Israel was the first in the world to ban the sale of fur

Animal rights activists supported the “historic decision”.

The head of the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection, Gila Gamliel, signed the historic document. The decree of the head of the department informs about the ban on the sale of goods made of natural fur.

Thus, Israel became the first country in the world where the trade in fur products is officially prohibited.

The decree will come into force in December of this year, according to The Jerusalem Post.

According to the document, the ban is imposed on the sale and purchase of natural fur used for the production of clothing.

The exception will be the use of fur for scientific purposes, for educational and religious purposes.

According to Gamliel, behind the production of fur products are “indescribable cruelty and suffering” of animals that die because of this in the number of hundreds of millions around the world. She rated the fur production as “immoral and unnecessary”.

In support of the decision of the department, animal defenders from the organization Animals Now spoke out. They considered the decision of the country’s authorities a “milestone” that could save the animals from the “hell of the fur industry”. The authors point out that 86% of Israeli residents supported the decision.

In turn, the account of the PETA group called the ban a “historic victory”.

It is known that the fur trade is prohibited in the state of California (USA) and Sao Paulo (Brazil).

Earlier, Topnews reported that in Moscow, customs officers covered up a fur business registered for criminals.


The regions of Russia with the greatest income inequality are named

 Named regions of Russia with the greatest income inequality

In two of them, almost a tenfold gap between cash receipts during the month was recorded.

Analysts from the international audit and consulting network FinExpertiza conducted a study on which Russian regions have greater inequality between the incomes of different groups of the population.

As reported by Izvestia with reference to the results of the study, the largest inequality, by 10.2 times, was recorded in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District. Here, the gap between what the well-off and the poor part of the population receives was an average of 215,900 rubles per month against 21,200 rubles

A step lower in this rating, analysts assigned the Nenets Autonomous District. They estimated the difference at 9.4 times, respectively, 201,000 against 21,300 rubles.

On the 3rd place was the Russian capital, with a gap of 8.7 times and the average monthly earnings of well-off residents of 177,300 rubles against 20,300 rubles for low-income people.

Also in the Top 10 were Chukotka (8.5 times), Sakhalin (8.3), Adygea (8.2), St. Petersburg (8.1), Krasnodar Krai (8), Sverdlovsk Region and Yakutia (7.9 each). Experts estimated the average monthly income of Russians at 35,700.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the richest head of the region was Ramzan Kadyrov. The media estimated his annual income at 380 million rubles, which exceeds the income of all other heads of regions combined.


“Madness”: Deripaska appreciated the strengthening of the ruble by the Central Bank

 & ldquo;Madness”: Deripaska assessed the strengthening of the ruble by the Central Bank

The billionaire described the prospect of a decision to increase the key rate.

Russian billionaire businessman Oleg Deripaska in a social network shared his opinion on what the Central Bank’s maneuver to raise the key rate to 5.5% could lead to.

He explained that such a decision will lead to a further strengthening of the ruble.

According to the entrepreneur, the position of lobbyists of stock exchange speculation based on the difference in interest rates in different world powers, was much stronger than the interests of ordinary Russians.

He called the process of raising the key rate“madness & #8221;.

Recall that the growth to 5.5% was announced on June 11. The central bank announced that it is raising the rate for the second time by another 0.5%.

The reason for the regulator called inflation, which exceeded 6% for the year, specifying that this happened for the first time in five years.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that Deripaska explained at the SPIEF how long the current leader of the Russian Federation will stay in power.


Tax authorities will start checking bank cards of Russians from July 1

 Tax authorities will start checking bank cards of Russians from July 1

You will need to prove that the funds received are not income.

In Russia, from July 1, the implementation of the project “People – new oil” will begin, in which the tax service will check the bank cards of Russians.

From July 1, the tax monitoring of the receipt of funds to the cards will begin.

According to Ilya Grashchenkov, a political scientist, in an interview with Rosbalt, according to the amendments to the Tax Code, all banks will provide tax authorities with data on the movement of money in the accounts and cards of citizens.

At the request of the law, the tax service can request from banking institutions in Russia, statements on all monetary transactions of both individuals and legal entities, certificates of accounts, deposits, certificates of electronic monetary transactions.

The banks are given three days to do this after the request of the Federal Tax Service.

Citizens will have to explain where the financial resources came from.

So, the tax authorities, if they can not find a source of income of financial resources, then they will consider the profit that should be taxed. If a person fails to prove that the funds received are not income, then he will have to pay a fine of 20%, as well as a fine.

Experts believe that this way the Russians will be able to get used to tax liability. The same thing happens in the United States, where large purchases are monitored and compared with the income of citizens.

As Topnews wrote earlier, Sberbank told about a Russian citizen who gave 400 million rubles from her accounts to fraudsters.

The attackers arrived at her home and were able to convince her that the money should be “secured”.