Russian Railways said they were awaiting requests from producers of vegetables, fruits and berries.
The Russian Ministry of Agriculture, together with Russian Railways, has discussed the launch of a charter train project that will be able to transport migrants to the Russian Federation whose local agro-industrial complex has need.
According to Kommersant, the meeting took place last week. An insider from the department said that manufacturers and representatives of the regions had taken part in the discussion, the department launched their submission of collective requests for the organization of such flights of the Russian Railways.
The question arose in March of this year, when foreign labor could only arrive in the Russian Federation by air. And that drastically increased the costs of manufacturers.
Market representatives said that an average theft costs them 80,000 rubles. The Transport Ministry said a charter train journey would cost 12,000.
Russian Railways also clarified that these flights have been approved by the operational headquarters for the fight against the coronavirus , but the manufacturers have not received any inquiries for them so far.
Among the potential customers, the media cites farmers, companies producing fruits and vegetables, but now the same berry production is stagnating, because the area of the plantations had to be reduced precisely because of the lack of manpower.
Previously, as Topnews wrote, the Interior Ministry had demanded that the CIS take 1 million illegal migrants from Russia.
Senior official criticized metallurgical companies for dramatically increasing profits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Russian metallurgical companies increased their profits in 2020 by & # 8220; times & # 39; 8221 ;.
At the same time, an important role was played by the rise in prices in the domestic market, which followed the rise in prices in the world.
As Belousov told RBC, the calculations showed significant budget losses as a result of the actions of metalworkers in Russia.
Describing the state's losses, the Deputy Prime Minister used a very extravagant comparison, which immediately struck the news agency's sons.
& # 8220; We considered the metallurgists among us (state, budget) & # 8211; excuse me for that word – they kept going in terms of state investment and state defense orders for around 100 billion rubles & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; did he declare.
A senior official stressed that companies should return these revenues to the budget in the form of tax.
In December 2020, developers complained about a sharp rise in prices that affected in particular, rebar and rolled metal.
The price hike early in the year # 39; year in the domestic market has approached 30%. The price increase has had a significant impact on the cost per square meter of housing.
Authorities have announced a search for options to limit price increases and ways to force the metal industry to pay more taxes.
Three years ago, the Deputy Prime Minister had already assessed the excess profits received by metallurgists, as well as producers of fertilizers and gas chemicals, at an amount over 500 billion rubles.
Belousov suggested using this money for the implementation of the May decrees.
Earlier, TopNews wrote that the head of the Ministry of Natural Resources said how many years Russia will have enough oil and gas reserves.
Alexander Kozlov supported geological exploration work in hard-to-reach places.
Metallurgical businessmen Alexey Mordashov and Vladimir Potanin, at the top of the Forbes ranking of the richest people in Russia, lost $ 1.2 billion a day.
Evidenced by the Forbes Real Time rating.
Owner & # 8220; Severstal & # 8221; Mordashova got poorer yesterday by $ 659 million & # 8211; to the level of $ 32.4 billion.
The co-owner of & # 8220; Norilsk Nickel & # 8221;, in turn, now holds $ 30.3 billion, having lost $ 552 million per day.
According to experts on the Russian-language version of Forbes, the situation can be explained by the fall in the value of stocks held by the wealthiest metalworkers.
Officials of & # 8220; Severstal & # 8221; and & # 8220; Norilsk Nickel & # 8221; has not commented on the situation.
The fall in the value of securities of metallurgical companies occurred after statements by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov, who announced the & # 39; # 8220; in a hurry & # 8221; the country's authorities, metallurgists, who earned about 100 billion rubles.
On the eve of TopNews wrote that the Deputy Prime Minister announced new taxes on metallurgists, who are & # 8220; sometimes & # 8221; increased their income during pandemic restrictions on COVID-19 in 2020 due to rising prices in the domestic market amid rising prices around the world.
Duma Chairman State Vyacheslav Volodin expressed support for Belousov, calling & # 8220; unacceptable & # 8221; Unjustified price hikes and companies making super profits.
The Ukrainian leader said that the construction of the SP-2 would ruin the transit of gas through the country.
The media report that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that the construction of the Russian gas pipeline & # 8220; Nord Stream-2 & # 8221; can completely ruin the transit of gas through the territory of Ukraine.
According to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Ukrainian leader said that as soon as the technical part of the process is finished, Ukraine should not wait for a contract with the Russian Federation.
He suggested that the SP-2 will be completed this year and start working in the next two or three years.
He said he was convinced that such a development of the process is necessary for Russia, so that Kiev will lose & # 8220; next contract & # 8221 ;.
Zelensky added that the Russian authorities are simply using the project to gain advantages on the issues of Donbass and Crimea.
Zelensky called the pipeline “the 82 royal flush, which is also partially supported by Europe”, – concluded the president.
Recall that the Russian authorities have repeatedly asked The acquisition of the facility is beneficial for both Russia and EU countries.
Germany was most often on the side of the Russian Federation, which ignored the sanctions imposed by US President Donald Trump.
The Kremlin, in response, stressed that it had exclusively economic objectives and that the transit gas via Ukraine would remain unchanged, in line with previously concluded agreements.
As Topnews previously wrote, Zelensky declined to label Putin in the media ahead of talks between the leaders of l & # 3 9; Ukraine and the Russian Federation.
The Verkhovna Rada will consider the bill by August of this year.
Ukrainian authorities have prepared a new decision on the Crimean Peninsula. Kiev intends to impose taxes on local residents.
Media, with a link to the portal & # 8220; Observe & # 8221; clarify that despite the fact that in 2014 Crimea was recognized as a tax-free economic zone, Ukraine intends to revoke this status of the peninsula.
As a result of these actions, the standard tax rules of the country, which it considers a peninsula by its territory.
At present, the project of law is being prepared by the deputies of the highest legislative body of the country & # 8211; Verkhovna Rada.
As reported by RIA & # 8220; Novosti & # 8221 ;, the Kiev authorities intend to accept it before the start of the summit & # 8220; Crimean Platform & # 8221 ;, which is scheduled for August 2021.
As Topnews previously wrote, earlier the Ukrainian national football team presented to the UEFA a new uniform, which represents the peninsula as part of Ukraine.
Residents of the Baltic States, d & # 39; Ukraine and the United States reacted to the filling of the North Crimean Canal with water.
Against the background of the water filling of the North Crimean Canal and the beginning of the outflow of this resource to the inhabitants of the peninsula after the start of the & # 8220; water blockade & # 8221; On behalf of Ukraine, netizens started to share comments about their attitude to the situation.
In the comments of the video from blogger Igor Korsakov, who told about the filling of the North Crimean channel on his YouTube channel, users began to share their views on the situation.
Many shared their joy for the Crimean People.
Among those who expressed their support for the inhabitants of the Russian peninsula were not only Russians, but also Balts, Americans and even Ukrainians,
& # 8220; Well done & # 8221; & # 8211; writes Alexander of Zaporozhye.
The brothers of Belarus wished prosperity to the Crimea.
& # 8220; Let your malicious critics erupt in anger! Good luck to you and your loved ones! & # 8221; & # 8211; Rim Rim writes.
& # 8220; Greetings from Vilnius! & # 8230; How I love to admire the surface of the water in the reservoirs! & # 8221; & # 8211; Irina Jegorova is happy.
US residents shared their emotions.
& # 8220; Greetings from Florida. The Crimea is very beautiful and worth the fight & # 8221;, & # 8211; supports Awdas.
Against this background, political scientist Mikhail Pogrebinsky said that if the ruling party in Ukraine resigns, Crimea will face inevitable consequences.
In his opinion, in this case, the Verkhovna Rada will most likely want to strengthen the water blockade of the Crimea, which could prevent the commissioning of back-ups of the North Crimean Canal.
The political strategist suggested that by the time of the start of the elections in Ukraine or the eventual overthrow of the president, Moscow will be able to find another source of water resources, so that the alleged Ukraine's measures would make no sense.
& # 8220; This is indisputable, because the Crimeans somehow need to live, and the water problem is acute & # 8221;, & # 8211; quotes Pogrebinsky NBN.
The expert is sure that such plans will always be implemented, including the end of the regime of Vladimir Zelensky.
Earlier, TopNews wrote that in Minsk was explained why Belarus does not recognize Crimea as Russian.
According to an official representative of the Republic of Belarus, the problem is compliance with the Minsk agreements.
The leader of the communists wrote a letter open to the president of the country.
The leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Gennady Zyuganov, addressed an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Communist leader posted the message on the Communist Party website.
In his speech, Ziouganov noted the main problems of our country, calling on the president to change the political and economic course of the movement.
Otherwise, according to the communist leader of the country, “in 5-10 years we will collapse into the abyss” # 8221;.
In addition, Zyuganov listed in his chain of telegrams the key problems of Russia.
He stressed the need to change the economic and social vectors of development, pointing to the inadmissibility of the manipulation and falsification of elections, as well as the persecution and intimidation of others in order to maintain the same direction of movement.
& # 8220; This will not help to strengthen the stability of the state, but will only contribute to its future destruction & # 8221;, & # 8211; the politician has no doubts.
As the leader of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation notes, Russian regions are put on starvation rations after having to collect debts. At the same time & # 8220; continues a dangerous adventure with the sale of MUP and GUP & # 8221 ;.
& # 8220; There is pressure on regional leaders who do not want to cede them to private hands. In my opinion, those who do this – provocative & # 8221;, & # 8211; Zyuganov is sure of it.
He pointed out that the pricing policy and the price disparity & # 8220; have beaten our peasantry & # 8221; and increasing the Central Bank's key rate to 5% & # 8220; suffocate & # 8221;
According to him, under current conditions, when there is a rapid development of technologies and innovations, traditional raw materials gradually become an object of declining demand, therefore, Gennady Zyuganov sees the Russian model of the country's socio-economic policy as desperate and dangerous.
“For now, you can achieve a desirable result in the elections and justify the irremovability of the Classes. But its historic fate cannot be undone ”, & # 8211; concluded the leader of the Communist Party, calling & # 8220; to hear the voice of the people & # 8221 ;.
Earlier, TopNews wrote that Gennady Zyuganov saw signs of a new default in Russia. The leader of the Communist Party pointed the finger at the & # 8220; catastrophic food inflation '.
Media and bloggers recounted details of the work of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in 2021.
The 2021 International Economic Forum has kicked off in St. Petersburg. The event was the first major meeting of business representatives in the last and a half '. covid & # 8221; year.
One of the main topics of the forum was the question of the recovery of the global economy after the situation with COVID-19.
The business program is scheduled to start on June 3. , 2021, and today & # 8220; bride & # 8221; creative enterprise within the framework of the first day of SPIEF.
By tradition, the forum is held at the Exhibition and Convention Center & # 8220; Expoforum & # 8221 ;. Delegations from over 100 countries are expected to attend the event. However, there will be no representative from Washington among them, although representatives from the U.S. Embassy will be at SPIEF to assist U.S. business representatives.
In the meantime, details of the first day of SPIEF have started to appear on the web. And journalists and media are happy to download & # 8220; creative & # 8221; event images.
For example, a robot dog was seen on the current forum among the guests. It is reported that the creator of the device was Unitree Robotics from China.
One of the SPIEF booths made a lot of noise on the internet because of its appearance & # 8211; it is decorated with Khokhloma, icons, as well as the face of Jesus Christ and the image of a priest.
Знвете, что на этих фото? Стенд российского Международного агентства суверенного развития на Петербургском международном экономическом форуме.
The stand is owned by the International Agency for Sovereign Development (IASR), whose chairman of the supervisory board is also the chairman of the board of directors of GC & # 8220; Tsargrad & # 8221; Konstantin Malofeev.
Meanwhile, the participants of the SPIEF note that the prices at the forum, despite the general global crisis associated with the pandemic, here & # 8220; live their own lives'.
So TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak complained about the price at the buffet, calling this place & # 8220; most important & # 8221; for discussions, in which & # 8220; everything happens & # 8221 ;.
The TV presenter posted a snapshot of the menu, according to which anyone wishing to have dinner on the forum will have to pay 3800 rubles for five dishes at a time.
& # 8220; The prices [forum ticket] have gone from 300,000 to 900 for participants, and now you can only eat for 3800 per seat (a kind of “Swedish chair”). That is, you sit at a table, you only ordered green tea, but you still have 3800 from the muzzle like a bush & # 8221;, & # 8211; she said, adding that in total there are four types of menus, which, moreover, & # 8220; does not sound very good '.
Additionally, Sobchak posted a video in which she, along with the participants of one of the blocks, lay down directly on the floor and on furniture.
& # 8220; It was the St. Petersburg Economic Forum & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; the TV presenter greeted viewers in front of the camera amid laughter from the flash mob attendees. # 8221; was compiled by the famous tiktoker Danya Milokhin, who, to the surprise of many internet users, also became one of the speakers of the international forum.
By the way, in his speech Milokhin, answering the question about state regulation of tiktokers, said that no one can regulate TikTok.
According to him, blogging is a free space where “you can film whatever you want, whatever you think is interesting.”
” No one can control your content, “Milokhin is sure.
Earlier, TopNews wrote that the founder of the coffee chain & # 8220; Anderson & # 8221; told how he was told offered to speak to SPIEF for almost a million rubles.
According to Anastasia Tatulova, a corresponding proposal came to her from a senior official.
Internet users discuss the results of the VTsIOM survey on support for the most disadvantaged.
According to the results of the VTsIOM poll, most of our compatriots have expressed their willingness to pay higher taxes in order to subsequently provide state support to low-income citizens.
54% of the survey respondents accepted this option during the survey, provided that the support is to provide a range of free services, including security services, education and health.
It should be noted that the majority of those who supported the hiking tax are people aged 60 and over.
28% of those surveyed chose the option with low taxes, which they believe will help everyone in the country manage their money better.
83% of respondents are in favor of a progressive tax schedule.
13% supported the same rate regardless of income, writes RBC.
Network users on RIA Novosti's website were fiercely outraged in the post's comments.
Many are afraid that after the announced results of these polls the country will again raise taxes & # 8220; at the request of workers & # 8221;.
& # 8220; I don't know those who agree to pay more taxes, but the needy, who constantly receive state support, are well known to everyone, Sechin, Miller, Usmanov and so on & # 8230 ; & # 8221; & # 8211; writes Dmitry Serov.
& # 8220; Are these the same Russians who were eager to raise the retirement age? Are they for a four-day work week (with a corresponding pay cut)? & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; asks Axel Foley.
& # 8220; I understand that this investigation & # 8211; the day before the next pseudo-reforms directed against the people .. when will it stop? & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; underlines Alina Bogdanova.
& # 8220; What naivety. Really, the majority of our people are for raising pensions and taxes & # 8221;, & # 8211; Vasily Semyonov is surprised.
& # 8220; I don't know who was interviewed there, but personally I don't support this & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; says Blade 1.
& # 8220; This is nonsense. Who are these & # 8220; most Russians & # 8221; and which falls under the category & # 8220; poor & # 8221; ???? I have a salary of 30,000. Am I the first or the second ??? & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; asks Dmitry Popov.
& # 8220; Which Russians are willing to pay the poor MORE taxes? What nonsense ?! Take the taxes of your Rothenbergs and their companies, sell the palaces and distribute them to the poor! & # 8221 ;, & # 8211; Malyuta Skuratov advises.
Earlier, TopNews wrote that Russia may impose a tax on foreign social media advertising on Russian bloggers.
It is expected that the payments can bring to the budget billions of rubles.
One of the richest people in Russia, entrepreneur and main owner of the Novolipetsk metallurgical plant, Vladimir Lisin, told an anecdote about the statements of Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov regarding the claims against the metallurgists , “who squeezed” the state for 100 billion rubles.
As entrepreneur RBC quotes, the popular joke speech is about a parade on Red Square.
At one point, the advertiser said that now & # 8220; on the cobblestones come out & # 8230; & # 8221; and people in gray bureaucratic suits appeared in the square in complete silence.
The president asked who it was, to which he received an unexpected response from the escort.
“This is a weapon of terrible destructive power, we got it from the Soviet Union. These are former employees of the National Planning Commission, “& # 8211; Lisin sarcastically.
Commenting on Belousov's remarks, he advised not to fix the country's economy, it is already working as usual.
Speaking of & # 8220; native & # 8221; metallurgical industry, the head of NLMK noted that the amount of taxes paid on income of the Russian Federation amounted to exactly the same 100 billion rubles.
Earlier, as Topnews wrote, Belousov accused the metallurgists of 'pushing' the state for 100 billion, having appropriated the profits obtained from it. successful market alignment during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Kremlin responded to his statement, urging not to seek blame, describing what is happening as “economic life”.
So, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the state plans to get additional revenue from the industry.
Note that, according to media reports, as a result of the scandal billionaires Potanin and Mordashov lost $ 1.2 billion in one day.