“Mother of all sanctions”: US State Department threatens Russia with “complete isolation from the global financial system”

 & ldquo; Mother of all sanctions & rdquo;: the US Department of State threatens Russia & ldquo; complete isolation from the global financial system & rdquo;

US authorities have announced what will lead to the disconnection of Russian territory from the SWIFT system.

US Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland said during a hearing in the US Congress that if Russia decides to invade Ukraine, the US will apply sanctions that will lead to facto to “completely isolate Russia from the world financial system”.

As the politician explained, the consequences will be the inability to travel, trade and work for Russians and Russian companies.

The set of measures that American parliamentarians intend to apply, has she not announced, but clarified that among them there will be a stop & # 8220; Nord Stream-2 & # 8221 ;, that in such a situation the states will expect from Germany.

Recall, as Topnews wrote, on the eve of a meeting of the leaders of the two countries, in which Vladimir Putin spoke about the ineffectiveness of the sanctions, which are harmful both to Russia and the United States for a long time. Biden has announced the measures his country's authorities will take in the event of military intervention in Ukraine's affairs.

Previously, CNN and Bloomberg wrote that among the restrictive measures was limiting Ukraine's sovereign debt. Russian Federation, its disconnection from the SWIFT transfer system, restrictions on converting the ruble to other currencies.

The intentions of the United States have been confirmed by the head of the International Committee of the United States Senate, Robert Menendez.

The politician believes that they will become destructive for the Russian economy.

According to RIA & # 8220; Novosti & # 8221; he called on the authorities in Kiev, Moscow and other places, be careful of his words and remember that the Russian invasion will launch 'sanctions' that you've never seen before '.

He also insisted on including developed security measures in the US budget, but did not achieve a positive result.

& # 8220; What is discussed, at the maximum end of the spectrum, is the mother of all sanctions & # 8221;, & # 8211; he stressed, claiming that the consequences would affect not only the Russian economy, but also the & # 8220; Russian people & # 8221 ;.

Earlier, Republicans in the United States Senate blocked the inclusion of its proposed measures in the country's defense budget.

Earlier, Topnews wrote that the Kremlin has commented on new US sanctions, which they intend to apply should Russia escalate against Ukraine.

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Experts have expressed two scenarios in the event of Russia's disconnection from SWIFT

Experts have expressed two scenarios in the event of Russia disconnecting from SWIFT

Experts also raised the likelihood of Russia disconnecting from SWIFT.

Russia is threatened with disconnection from the international payment system SWIFT, if the relevant law is passed and approved in the White House, as well as coordinated by the United States with partners from the European Union.

Topnews wrote about this earlier.

In the Kremlin, CNN's statement was called & # 8220; information hysteria ', but the expert, in turn, expressed two scenarios for the development of events in the event of Russia's disconnection from SWIFT

It is noteworthy that naturally in this case Russian banks will switch to the domestic analogue of SPFS (Financial Messaging System). However, it is still underdeveloped and therefore banks may need to make bilateral payments.

This method will be more expensive and time consuming for the bank's customers, whether they are importers or exporters.

As a result, Olga Belenkaya, head of the macroeconomic analysis department of FG Finam, explained that transaction costs will also affect the price of goods for the end consumer.

At the same time, international financial consultant FCP Financial Management Ltd Isaac Becker expressed doubts that Russia will be deactivated from the SWIFT system and that this issue will be resolved in the negotiations between Putin and Biden.

According to him, the two sides will come to the conclusion that such a solution will not benefit both sides and will agree to a temporary compromise.

Dmitry Polevoy, Chief Investment Officer of LockoInvest, also considered the likelihood of a SWIFT disconnection to be unlikely.

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Ukrainian miners refused to leave the mine due to wage arrears

Ukrainian miners refused to leave the mine due to wage arrears

The wage arrears exceed 2 billion hryvnia.

In the Lviv region, workers at the Chervongradskaya mine refused to leave the mine, demanding payment of wages. Employees of the state-owned enterprise “Lvovugol” protest against late payments. It is reported that the first team remained underground.

The striking miners did not receive three monthly wages.

The head of the Independent Union of Ukrainian Miners Mykhailo Volynets announced the strike of Ukrainian miners.

Meanwhile, in Ukraine, state-owned enterprises owe miners 2.3 billion hryvnia.

According to Volynets, by January 1, 2022, the debt will exceed 2.3 billion hryvnia. Some do not receive a salary for 6 to 7 years.

Experts have already called the non-payment of the wages of Ukrainian minors as a “crime” committed by the state.

There is now a theft from the pockets of workers, theft of social contributions, of taxes, said Anton Leppik, secretary of the International Confederation of Trade Unions.

“It is only incomprehensible that some cases of theft are punishable. , and the theft of wages, for whatever reason, does not lead to a criminal sanction, ”& # 8211; the expert was indignant.

According to Topnews, in the Listvyazhnaya mine, where 51 people died, two other miners remained underground. The rest of the bodies were lifted. The daughter of one of the miners received her phone and found out that her father was living after the explosion and was helping his colleagues. His body was found near the exit.

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Bloomberg: New US Sanctions Against Russia Could Affect Exchange Rate

Bloomberg: New US Sanctions Against Russia Could Affect Exchange Rate

It has become known the condition under which further restrictive measures can be introduced against our country.

The United States and the European Union are currently considering the possibility of introducing tough new sanctions against Russia.

The restrictive package provides for serious restrictions on foreign exchange.

Such a scenario, according to the West, can be implemented if Russia & # 8220; attack & # 8221; to Ukraine.

According to Bloomberg, citing knowledgeable sources, Russia's biggest banks and even RDIF could fall under sanctions.

The most likely restrictions are that American journalists refer to the transfer of rubles to other currencies, including the euro and the British pound.

Perhaps the most drastic solution is to deny Russia access to the SWIFT system, but this, according to Bloomberg, will hurt ordinary Russians.

The journalists' interlocutors are convinced that the head of the American White House, Joe Biden, could voice the question of imposing such severe sanctions on Vladimir Putin in a conversation on December 7.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that Dmitry Peskov commented on the news about a tough new US sanctions package.

The official Kremlin spokesman described this information as & # 8220; information hysteria '.

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The Central Bank has offered to return some of the stolen money to the victims of the fraudsters

The Central Bank offered to return some of the money taken away

The economist appreciated the initiative of the Bank of Russia.

The Russian financial regulator has presented a proposal to force banks to return money to customers who have been victims of fraudsters.

RBC writes about this, referring to the initiative of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.

According to the regulator, in the last quarter the amount of money stolen by cybercriminals increased by 18.5% compared to the same period in 2020. This figure exceeded 3.2 billion rubles.

The portion of money returned to victims of the total amount of stolen funds decreased by 5.4 percentage points & # 8211; up to 7.7%.

The regulator does not disclose the exact methodology for calculating the amount, but notes that it will be calculated based on the intended return of money to a citizen & # 8220; on average in 80 -90% of all cases & # 8221 ;.

In this context, financial analyst Mikhail Belyaev referred to the initiative of the regulator.

In an interview with Lenta.ru, he called the Bank of Russia Initiative commendable, stressing the importance of the implementation of the mechanism.

& # 8220; When people fall for these fraudulent schemes, it is often presented as the willful actions of a citizen & # 8230; & # 8221; & # 8211; said the specialist.

In addition, he asked where the Bank of Russia will take funds to pay compensation.

& # 8220; Even if you catch a scammer it turns out he already has zero balance, he has no funds', '' Belyaev said.

He recommended that CBR work more closely with law enforcement and strengthen oversight to prevent fraud.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that the media has told how to protect yourself from social media scammers. Famous experts have shared their advice.

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Media: new CEO of VK will be son of Sergei Kiriyenko

media: new The son of Sergei Kiriyenko will become the general manager of VK

The general manager of the company Boris Dobrodeyev has resigned.

Russian media have found out who will become VK's new CEO.

As RBC informs, referring to its sources, this position will be taken by the vice president of & # 8220; Rostelecom & # 8221; Vladimir Kirienko.

He is also the son of the first deputy of the presidential administration Sergei Kirienko.

His position at & # 8220; Rostelecom & # 8221; he received it in September 2016. He was responsible for the digital transformation of the company and a number of other matters.

Chez & # 8220; Rostelecom & # 8221; have yet to provide comments, and representatives for VK have declined to comment.

However, on December 3, it became known that the CEO of VK (formerly Mail.ru Group) Boris Dobrodeyev resigned from his post.

According to RIA Novosti, he will continue to serve until a new director is appointed.

In his farewell letter to employees, Dobrodeev announced that he intends to continue working with USM and focus on digital assets.

By the way, he will launch a venture capital fund.

Recall that Boris Dobrodeyev took over the management of VK in the fall of 2016. Before that he worked, among others, as CEO of social media & # 8220; VKotakte & # 8221 ;.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that the USM holding company had sold VK & # 8220; Sogaz & # 8221 ;. The group's website published the relevant information.

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Alisher Usmanov's company sold VK to Sogaz

The Alisher Company Usmanov sold VK & ldquo; Sogazu & rdquo;

Holding withdraws from the capital of the company.

The USM holding company owned by Alisher Usmanov has sold a stake in VK (ex-Groupe Mail.ru).

The agreement was made with & # 8220; Sogaz & # 8221 ;.

The relevant information is published on the group's website.

The Board of Directors has approved the participation in the capital of JSC & # 8220; MF Technologies & # 8221; 45%. This company, let us remember, controls 57.3% of VK's votes.

We are talking about shares held by USM via & # 8220; MegaFon & # 8221 ;.

Representatives of the detention confirmed & # 8220; Kommersant & # 8221; without disclosing the amount.

In its press release, USM quotes Alisher Usmanov. In particular, he noted that the holding company is withdrawing from the capital of the organization.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that Pavel Durov has sold his own stake in & # 8220; VKontakte & # 8221 ;. This happened in 2014.

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Media have said what will change in Russia from December 1, 2021

The media told what will change in Russia from December 1, 2021

Laws on indexing, blocking of “fake” sites, labeling of milk and others come into force.

We now know which innovations will take effect on December 1st. These included free access to social sites, indexing part of the pensions, a QR code system and many more.

So, from Wednesday, the indexing of pensions on an automatic basis started to work. It affects three categories of Russians who have reached retirement age. First of all, those who celebrated their 80th birthday in November can count on an increase, the amount of new payments will be 12,088.96 rubles per month.

The second category & # 8211; Russians who worked until July inclusive, but quit in August of this year. They will be credited with an increase automatically and make a top-up for three months. Another category of retirees will be those who have requested a recalculation. Their bonuses will also be credited automatically.

In addition, on December 1, the QR code system began to operate in a number of regions of the Russian Federation. It was introduced in the regions of the Republic of Kalmykia, Orel, Omsk and Chelyabinsk, in the Khabarovsk Territory and in Sochi. The regions themselves have determined in which zones the presentation of QR codes is required.

On December 1, the law on free access to Russian sites of social importance began to operate. According to the document, access to socially significant Russian sites included in the list as part of communication services and internet access became free. This list contains state agency and local self-government agency portals, state non-budget fund websites, as well as a utility portal. The rest of the list will be determined by a special commission of the government of the Russian Federation.

Pre-trial blocking is introduced for sites that advertise pyramid schemes. The initiator may be the Bank of Russia. Blocked sites can be sites that deceive their customers using similar domain names, design or content and offer financial services to which they have no rights.

In addition, from Wednesday in Russia, mineral water in the package will be under mandatory labeling. The same goes for dairy products with a shelf life of 40 days.

The recalculation of allowances for children from three to seven years old ends at the end of December, before this date the request must be submitted to the State Services. The amount of the allowance depends on the specific situation, and the basic average is 5,650 rubles.

The Civil Status Office goes to work on an extraterritorial basis. Since December, the birth certificate of a child can be obtained in any department, where the applicant decides for himself. Principle & # 8220; by registration & # 8221; remained in the past. In addition, a divorce petition can be filed not only by the spouses, but also by a third party. The latter must have a power of attorney certified by a notary with the consent of the spouses, or the guardian, if the spouse is incapable.

In addition, new rules for the registration of loan agreements will come into effect on December 30. From that date, banks will be prohibited from checking additional services in advance. They must be chosen by the borrower himself. It also introduces a & # 8220; cooling period & # 8221 ;. This means that the borrower within 14 days can refuse additional services including insurance, legal assistance and others.

From December 29, new rules for foreign citizens who arrive in Russia for a period of more than three months will come into force. They will need to take their fingerprints, take a picture for the Home Office, have a medical exam, get tested for HIV and other viruses, and get tested for drugs.

As Topnews wrote earlier, the media is telling what will change in Russia from November 1.

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Media named 4 new taxes awaiting Russians in 2022

media named 4 new taxes awaiting Russians in 2022

New taxes are expected to be introduced in Russia next year.

According to journalists, next year the tax burden on Russian citizens will increase: due to changes in the Tax Code, four new fees are introduced.

As reported by & # 8220; RBK Investments & # 8221;, the changes affected the methodology for calculating the tax on deposits in rubles.

So, in the current year, citizens pay a 13% tax on interest on deposits that exceed the Central Bank rate at the start of the year. As of January 1, 2021, the rate was 4.25%. With an estimated income of a 10% deposit, the difference was 5.75%. Thus, on the income received, equivalent to the 5.75% difference, the citizen will pay a tax of 13%.

A similar tax will have to be paid on income from a deposit in foreign currency.

Retirees will be required to pay income tax on dividends on deposit. The corresponding bill was submitted to the State Duma in 2021. The tax implies a tax exemption for inactive retirees, but ultimately the law was never passed, so all retirees will have to pay personal income tax on deposits.

In addition, income received in the form of interest on bank deposits, received not by inheritance will also be taxed.

Earlier, TopNews wrote that the NSF can refuse to declare 3-NDFL. A lawyer commented on the situation.

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