Forbes named the richest women in Russia

 Forbes named the richest women in Russia

The state of the rating leader has increased by 1200% over the year.

In Russia, women who are considered the richest in the country are named. Forbes magazine has listed businesswomen and the spouses of businessmen whose total fortune exceeds $ 20 billion.

The richest woman in Russia with high incomes was Tatyana Bakalchuk, who heads the Wildberries online store.

Bakalchuk’s fortune increased by 1200% over the year and amounted to $ 13 billion. A year ago, the entrepreneur could boast of an income of $ 1.4 billion.

TASS reports that more than 53 thousand people are employed in the Bakalchuk company. In 2020, the turnover of Wildberries amounted to 437.2 billion rubles.

The second in the ranking of wealthy women was Elena Baturina, ex-head of Inteco Management. The widow of Yuri Luzhkov increased her fortune after the sale of the company. It has $ 1.3 billion in its account.

And Lidia Mikhailova, General Director of Cherkizovo, closes the Forbes rating. She was able to earn $ 1.3 billion in a year.

The top five wealthiest women in Russia also include Ekaterina Fedun and her $ 900 million, the head of the discounters “Svetofor” Valentina Schneider with $ 650 million.

Also on the list is Arkady Rotenberg’s daughter, Lilia, who has $ 550 million in her account. Lilia is on the 11th place in the rating. Above her – on the 10th position-is the investor Elena Rybolovleva and $ 600 million.

As Topnews wrote earlier, Forbes magazine has already prepared the top 50 successful Russian stars. The rating was headed by the fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, whose income reached $ 12 million.

In second place was Morgenstern and $ 7.4 million.

In third place is the singer and TV presenter Olga Buzova with a fortune of $ 3.3 million.


The state debt of Russia has exceeded 20 trillion rubles

 The state debt of Russia has exceeded 20 trillion rubles

As of July 1, it amounted to 17% of GDP.

From the analytical note of the Accounting Chamber of Russia, it became known that the country’s public debt on July 1 exceeded the threshold of 20 trillion rubles.

According to RIA & # 8220;News & #8221; with reference to the document, from January to June, the debt increased by 1.48 trillion (7.8%), as a result, on the first day of the second half of the year, it is estimated at 20.423 trillion, which is 17.7% of the GDP volume that was previously forecast by analysts.

The document states that the domestic debt accounts for 16.2 trillion, another 506 billion was spent on debt servicing, while 434.5 billion of domestic debt was spent.

According to the head of the Russian Ministry of Finance Anton Siluanov, in the next few years the debt will amount to about 18% of the gross national product against the background of a decrease in the level of borrowing compared to last year.

Recall that in 2020, the state debt was 18.99 trillion rubles, in 2019-by 5.4 trillion less.

Also, in the period from mid-2019 to July 2020, the so-called net debt of Russia reached negative values thanks to the government’s reserves. But the fall in oil prices and the pandemic crisis led to a deterioration of the situation.

Earlier, as Topnews wrote, Bloomberg suggested that the new US and UK sanctions against Russia could affect the oligarchs and the national debt.


The Ministry of Labor named the poorest regions of Russia

 The Ministry of Labor named the poorest regions of Russia

During the year, the number of citizens with incomes below the subsistence minimum reached 17.8 million

The Ministry of Labor of Russia has listed the regions in the country where there is a high level of poverty. The regions where the lowest level of poverty was recorded were also named. Only according to the latest data, the number of citizens in Russia who receive below the subsistence level has reached 17.8 million people over the year.

According to Rosstat, which were announced by representatives of the Ministry of Labor at the Community forum, the most poor are in Tuva – just over 34%. In Ingushetia, a third of citizens receive little. The number of poor people in Kabardino-Balkaria reaches 24.2%.

Interestingly, there are a lot of poor people in Altai-above 23%, reports TASS.

The subjects where wealthy citizens live are also named. These are the Magadan and Sakhalin regions, Chukotka, Tatarstan, and the Kursk region. These regions also include Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Experts also listed ways to get out of “anchor poverty”, when “the family is deeply poor”, and parents cannot give a good education to their children.

The region should have high employment and a good socio-economic policy with a developed social contact. In particular, families should promptly pay benefits, make payments only to those who are in need.

Recall that Vladimir Putin in the summer of 2020 set a task for the Government to reduce the number of poor people in the country in 10 years. By 2030, the number of poor citizens in Russia should be 9.5 million people.

As Topnews wrote earlier, Vladimir Putin decided to make payments to some Russian citizens.

Among them are pensioners – they will be given 10 thousand rubles, and the military – they will be given 15 thousand rubles.


“It’s like junk in the attic”: the media learned what will happen to the $17.5 billion transferred to Russia by the IMF

 & ldquo;It's like junk in the attic”: The media found out what will happen to the $17.5 billion transferred to Russia by the IMF

Experts note that Moscow will not be able to monetize the funds.

The International Monetary Fund has transferred $17.48 billion to Russia as part of anti-crisis assistance.

However, the money is allocated in the form of non-cash receipts on bank accounts, and it is very difficult to transfer these funds into real money.

Recall that the IMF started talking about the distribution of anti-crisis “money” in the spring. Subsidies totaling $650 billion are distributed among the fund’s participants according to the country’s share in the organization’s capital. Russia’s quota is approximately 2.7%.

However, the funds are allocated as special drawing rights that do not have a physical form, so they cannot be withdrawn from the deposit.

According to Professor of the Financial University Alexander Safonov, such funds can be used in the form of a so-called solid cash reserve. For example, such receipts can be used to pay off debts to the IMF or use them to attract new loans.

In addition, you can negotiate a deal with the fund and transfer this money to receipts.

However, expert Anton Tabakh reminds the Moscow Komsomolets that Russia paid off its debts to the IMF back in 2005 and has not participated in new credit programs since 1999.

At the same time, history knows few examples of monetization of such receipts & # 8211; these transactions occurred when the IMF agreed to grant subsidies to another participant of the fund free of charge.

& #8220;As a member of this organization, our country does not need the allocated funds: it’s like junk in the attic — there are a lot of things, but there is nothing to apply them to, Tabakh said, noting that these funds can only strengthen the overall level of Russia’s financial assessment.

Earlier, topNews wrote that the Parliament called the IMF an aggressive organization.

Kiev has made it clear that it may refuse to repay the loan provided.


The Communist Party of the Russian Federation has submitted to the State Duma a draft on the return of the previous retirement age

 The Communist Party of the Russian Federation has submitted to the State Duma a draft on the return of the previous retirement age

The explanatory note to the document mentions the old age threshold.

A group of Communist Party deputies in the State Duma and parliamentarian Vasily Ikonnikov sent a draft to the State Duma on the return of the previous retirement age.

According to the idea of the authors of the document, the changes should come into force on January 1 next year.

According to TASS, the text of the document declares the return of the age of appointment of an old-age insurance pension for men & #8211; at 60 years, women & #8211; 55.

The authors believe that the increase in the retirement age, which was announced in 2018, was not necessary, but it is necessary to improve the mechanism of the pension system itself in terms of financial support. For example, the developers offer to replenish it with the help of new taxes.

The document says that Russia does not need an increase in workers, especially since citizens who are in the pre-retirement age report a deterioration in their health. In addition, since 2018, the burden on the Social Insurance Fund has been growing.

The document states that the higher the retirement age, the more Russians will ask for disability.

In addition, according to the explanatory note to the document, if the age does not return to its previous course, the risk of unemployed young people will increase.

Recall that at the beginning of the summer, the State Duma Committee on Labor said that the increase in the retirement age and the reduction in the amount of payments are not discussed. Thus, the head of the committee, Yaroslav Nilov, said that the pension reform of 2018 is in a transitional stage.

A member of the labor Committee Mikhail Tarasenko focused on the dependence of the retirement age on labor productivity.

He noted that, most likely, it will be necessary not to raise the age, but to think in the opposite direction. The reason is the excess labor force that will arise due to robotization and automation of production.

As Topnews wrote, back in April of this year, the FIU reminded that some Russians will be able to retire early, already in 2021. So, such a right can be used by Russians who were born in 1965 and are mothers of four children.

In addition, from 2023, Russian women & # 8211; mothers of three children who were engaged in their upbringing until the age of eight will be able to retire at 57.

Russians who have given birth to at least five children will be able to go on vacation at 50.

Also, an early pension can be assigned to Russians with work experience of men & #8211; 42 years, women & #8211; 37. And residents of the Far North have received the right to early retirement, for them the age comes 5 years earlier than the general rules, if they have at least 15 years of work experience.

Finally, one of the parents can retire early in those families where there is a disabled child who has not reached the age of eight, as well as Russians who have been guardians of disabled people since childhood.


The Parliament announced a “pirate” way to stop the Nord Stream-2

 The Parliament announced the

Deputy Oleg Voloshin predicted further events after the” conflict ” of the United States and Germany.

The deputy of the Ukrainian Rada Oleg Voloshin told the media that the country can count on only one real way to block the Nord Stream -2 gas pipeline.

Speaking on the NewsOne TV channel, the politician focused on the fact that it is possible to achieve success in this only if there is a huge gap between the United States and Germany.

He explained that the United States will have to “fight hard” with Berlin, and simultaneously punish German companies with sanctions.

However, these restrictions should be extraterritorial in nature, since Berlin’s behavior does not directly affect the interests of the United States.

& #8220;We don’t like it, that’s why we are punishing you, ” Voloshin voiced this position.

He also suggested that such a scenario would have serious consequences for the entire European community, because the United States would demonstrate the possibility of repeating it with another country.

If America does not like what is happening in France or Italy, then it is able to do the same.

“This is pure piracy,” the deputy believes.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the Ukrainian president called & #8220;joint venture-2” “flash piano & #8221; in the hands of Russia.


The State Duma proposed to raise the minimum wage to 20,000 rubles

 The State Duma proposed to raise the minimum wage to 20,000 rubles

A number of parliamentarians were skeptical about the LDPR initiative.

On August 11, the deputy group of the State Duma of the LDPR faction, including parliamentarian Sergei Leonov, intend to propose to the lower house of parliament a bill to increase the minimum wage to 20,000 rubles per month.

According to the head of the Committee on Labor and Veterans ‘Affairs Yaroslav Nilov in the Telegram channel, according to the authors’ idea, the changes should come into force on January 1 next year.

The document says that the source for spending on raising the minimum wage can be funds from the National Welfare Fund, which has 13.5 trillion rubles as of January 1 of this year.

The goal of the project, as follows from the explanatory note, is to help the most vulnerable categories of Russians.

According to them, the low level of the minimum wage leads to an extensive shadow economy, the working poor, corruption and stratification of the population.

The developers stated that the minimum wage even in the developing countries of Asia and Europe is twice as high as the Russian minimum wage.

In response to the proposal, State Duma deputy Adalbi Shkhagoshev said that at the moment the increase in the minimum wage is unrealistic.

He believes that such changes require waiting for the moment when the project is submitted for consideration, and it will be considered by the fresh composition of the State Duma.

“I want to believe that this initiative has been carefully developed and is not related to the elections, because we are talking about very serious figures, “Shkhagoshev commented on the initiative to Izvestia.

According to RBC, the minimum wage from January 1 of this year is 12,792 rubles, the subsistence minimum, which this year was set immediately for 12 months, is 11,653.

In addition, the Russian government has decided to raise the minimum wage to 13,617 rubles from 2022.

The Ministry of Labor, in turn, reported that from 2022 the subsistence minimum for able-bodied Russians will be 13,026 rubles, children — 11,592, pensioners — 10,277.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that at the end of 2020, the methodology for calculating the minimum wage was changed.


In Russia, the appearance of a tax on meat was allowed

 Russia has allowed the appearance of a tax on meat

Experts believe that curbing climate change will require such a global measure.

Dmitry Peskov, the special Representative of the President of Russia for digital and technological development, said that a new tax may appear in Russia.

The expert called the reason for climate change, which will affect the quality of the product produced. Global measures will be required to contain them, he believes.

As quoted by the TASS expert, Peskov believes that such an accounting policy, which marks the hydrocarbon footprint, may also affect Russian livestock production.

He predicted that in the next few years, producers will be & # 8220;loudly indignant”, and then the authorities will have to go to the introduction of a tax on meat. Under the influence of the climate agenda, the sphere itself will change, new technologies will appear in Russian animal husbandry.

The media reports that earlier the introduction of a tax on meat was proposed by the company Beyond Meat. The founder of the company, Ethan Brown, believes that the measures will force people to eat less of it.

According to the idea of the entrepreneur, “piguviansky” tax should be directed to meat of animal origin. It will be expressed in receiving payments from enterprises that bring a negative effect to society in the course of their activities.

And developing countries should be forced to invest in the production of a product from vegetable protein.

As Topnews wrote earlier, WHO was going to equate meat with carcinogens, along with cigarettes and arsenic.



The media told about the ” punishment” for Ukraine after the opening of the Nord Stream-2

 The media told about the

Thanks to the project, Europe will maintain its strong dependence on Russian gas.

According to columnist John Ruhl,“Nord Stream-2 & #8221; will create a lot of problems for Ukraine.

The journalist noted that after the opening of the gas pipeline, Nezalezhnaya will not be able to expect a violent outrage at the international level, due to new circumstances.

In his article for the National Interest, Ruhl emphasizes that the gas pipeline retains Europe’s strong dependence on Russian gas.

Nevertheless, the new gas transit highway threatens the energy and national security of countries such as Ukraine and Poland.

& #8220;The desire of the European Union to act as an intermediary [for Ukraine] will decrease”, & # 8211; the journalist writes.

He stressed that against the background of the upcoming significant reduction in gas transit through Ukraine, Kiev may not only lose economic benefits, but also lose access to an energy source altogether.

Earlier, topNews wrote that the President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, spoke about the Nord Stream-2. He called the gas pipeline a trump card in the hands of the Russian leadership.


Media: the former structure of YUKOS sued Russia for $5 billion

 Mass media: the former structure of YUKOS sued Russia for $5 billion

This amount includes interest and legal costs.

The International Arbitration Court in The Hague ordered the Russian Federation to make a payment against the company Yukos Capital Sarl.

The amount of compensation determined by the court is $5 billion.

According to the Global Arbitration Review, according to the final court decision, the Russian Federation “illegally expropriated” cash loans that were issued by Yukos Capital to its ex-parent company.

At the same time, the country, according to the arbitration, did not allow justice to be done in this situation in the courts of the Russian Federation.

The amount of $5 billion includes interest, as well as legal costs.

According to RBC, the Russian side has not officially confirmed the information yet.

Earlier, topNews wrote that a former employee of Yukos, Alexey Pichugin, was taken out of the colony & # 8220;Black Dolphin & #8221; in an unknown direction.

The man’s lawyers did not comment on what was happening to journalists.