Belarus Ministry of Internal Affairs starts checking another rival of Lukashenko :: Politics :: RBC

At the headquarters of Tsepkalo, they answered that there was already a court decision on this issue, which Iggeji did not dispute. The structures affiliated with it were generally forbidden to engage in construction in Belarus due to numerous violations. “Not a single object was completed to the end and was not transferred in the prescribed manner to the customer. Dozens of legal proceedings have taken place or are ongoing in all facilities, ”the headquarters noted. “We can only guess about the motives of the current statement of Mr. Iggeji. We are carefully studying the situation regarding the possibility of filing a lawsuit against Mr. Igdeji for the protection of honor, dignity and business reputation as a result of the dissemination of false information, ”said Tepkalo at the headquarters.

Tsepkalo became the last remaining free representative of the “big opposition three” rivals of Alexander Lukashenko in the August presidential election. Two other members, blogger Sergei Tikhanovsky and former head of Belgazprombank Viktor Babariko, have already been detained. In an interview with RBC, Tsepkalo did not rule out that something similar could happen to him, but assured: “We are simply moving in the political process, doing what is allowed to be done in accordance with the Constitution and the electoral legislation of our country.”

On June 24, Tsepkalo announced that he had handed over 160 thousand signatures to the Central Election Commission with the required 100 thousand. Registration of candidates for the presidential elections, which will be held on August 9, is scheduled for July 5-14.

RBC sent a request to the representative of Valery Tsepkalo.


In “Roskosmos” called the cost of the rocket “Angara” :: Business :: RBC

The department noted that additional requirements for reliability are imposed on the Angara: it is created as a rocket for a manned program

Employees in the assembly workshop of the Angara launch vehicle family

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The contract for several Angara-A5 missiles in the framework of development work was signed based on 5 billion rubles. for one rocket, which is significantly lower than the starting price. This was told to RBC by a representative of the press service of the state corporation Roscosmos.

According to the organization’s representative, before the production relocates to Omsk to the Polet site, the Khrunichev Center is forced to work at two production sites, which creates additional overhead. In addition, the Angara-A5, unlike the Proton, is created as a rocket for a manned program, which imposes additional reliability requirements on it.

In “Roskosmos” indicated that after the start of serial production of a closed cycle, the cost of the rocket will decrease.

The department also indicated that they had embarked on the implementation phase of a new generation of launch vehicles of all classes, from light to super heavy, and would provide their competitive tactical, technical and price characteristics.

Earlier, Kommersant, with reference to the financial report of the Khrunichev Center for 2019, concluded that the production of one Angara-A5 launch vehicle costs 7 billion rubles. This is three times more expensive than the production of Proton-M. At the same time, the publication indicated that by 2024 the cost of Angara could drop to 4 billion rubles.

In total, the Angara family includes three different carriers: the light Angara-1.2, the medium Angara-A3, and the heavy Angara-A5. Roscosmos expects that with their help it will be possible to replace the obsolete Proton-M and Rokot, and mass production will begin in Omsk in 2023.


Trump cited intelligence findings about a “conspiracy” of Russia with the Taliban against the United States :: Politics :: RBC

Intelligence found that information about the reward proposed by Russia for the killing of the US military in Afghanistan is not credible, the US president said. He called the NYT article an attempt to “put Republicans in a bad light”

Donald Trump

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US intelligence services invalidated evidence that the Russian side was offering the Taliban militants (an organization banned in Russia) a reward for the killing of US troops in Afghanistan. About this on his Twitter wrote President Donald Trump.

“Intelligence just told me that they did not consider this information reliable and therefore did not report it to me or the vice president [Майку Пенсу]”- said Trump.

Trump called NYT’s custom article on Russia and the Taliban

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He added that the material in the New York Times, which talked about Russia’s ties with the Taliban, could be “another fabricated hoax” on the theme of Russia, whose goal is to “put the Republicans in a bad light.”

So Trump responded to the statement of Republican Senator Lindsay Graham that Congress is obliged to understand the essence of the allegations against Russia. “I expect the Trump administration to take such allegations seriously and immediately report to Congress whether these messages are credible,” Graham wrote on June 27.


Banks have limited the ability to go negative by debit cards :: Finance :: RBC

Banks announced a reduction in interest rates on deposits and loans after the Central Bank

“Equifax” in statistics takes into account only debit cards to which the overdraft option is connected. Banks of “not the first echelon” usually offer such a product, explained Oleg Lagutkin, General Director of Equity Bank.

The combined credit bureau (the only BKI that has data from Sberbank) includes in its statistics on overdrafts debts not only on debit cards, but also on installment cards, if banks define debt as an overdraft, explained his representative. According to the OKB, in May the average overdraft limit amounted to 42 thousand rubles, and compared with March, the indicator decreased by only 7.3%. He, like issuing overdraft cards, recovered after a sharp decline in April.

The National Bureau of Credit Histories (NBCH), which is also included in the top 3 Russian credit indexes, does not keep such statistics, a representative of the bureau said.

Why banks have changed overdrafts

A decrease in the number and volume of open overdrafts on cards is a direct consequence of bank policies in a pandemic, Lagutkin said. “By changing their lending policies after the start of the self-isolation regime, lenders extended most of the measures not only to popular consumer loans,” adds the General Director of Equifax Investment Company.

Banks reduced overdraft limits due to a general decrease in real incomes of the population, says Mikhail Doronkin, head of the bank ratings department of the NKR agency. According to him, this may be due to the peculiarities of the methodology for calculating such limits.

“If, when opening a credit card, banks can request information on income from customers to assess their reliability and set a limit, then in the case of a debit card, overdraft limits are often set automatically and do not take account transactions into account,” the analyst explains. In the pre-crisis period, providing customers with an overdraft allowed banks to earn money on those who “went into the red” or did not suspect an overdraft. “Under current conditions, the presence of such an option, on the contrary, could increase the risk of non-return,” he adds.

“Issuance of overdraft cards, including installment cards, declined significantly during quarantine, as did issuance in other lending segments. Moreover, the reduction was not so strong compared to that which we observe in the segment of credit cards, ”noted Artur Design Bureau General Director. This could be due to a lower available limit on these cards than on credit cards, which means less risk for banks, he added.

In a crisis, banks could cut low-demand products in order to reduce credit risk, agrees Sergey Grishunin, head of the rating service of the National Rating Agency (NRA). He draws attention to the fact that banks, as a rule, require customers to repay the overdraft in a short time, and the interest rate on such loans is higher than on classic credit cards. “Based on all this, it is simply unprofitable for banks to keep a product that most likely a“ good ”borrower will not use (they have a credit card, often with bonuses). A “bad” bank is not profitable, ”the expert concludes.

Bank customers began to complain about a reduction in credit card limits

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Which banks give customers an overdraft

According to Frank RG, there are now special cards with overdraft in the lines of five organizations: Absolut Bank, Asia Pacific Bank, Uralsib, Center-Invest Bank and Transcapitalbank. The representative of Uralsib told RBC that the bank does not offer such a product, the remaining banks did not respond to inquiries.

Which banks offer overdraft on their debit cards as an option, Frank RG does not track. Most of the large organizations surveyed said they did not provide such a service. Among them are Sberbank, Gazprombank, Otkrytie, Alfa Bank, Promsvyazbank, Sovcombank, UniCredit Bank, Home Credit, Zenit, Ak Bars, Renaissance Credit and MTS Bank. However, on the profile forum, there are many reviews of customers of large banks about connecting an overdraft without notice, technical overdraft and other problems associated with this product.

The only bank that has confirmed the availability of the overdraft option for debit cards is VTB. Such a service is offered to salary clients, a bank representative said. “In March-May, the bank did not change the terms of connection and the average size of limits for this product. “We do not notice any changes in client preferences for disabling or activating overdraft services,” he added.

Will banks become more loyal to using overdraft

“There is a version that it’s precisely by such actions that banks are preparing for the end of exemptions regarding the accrual of reserves. We believe that overdrafts in the event of a crisis may even disappear or remain only with premium customers of banks, ”says Grishunin. On Friday, June 26, the Bank of Russia announced a partial curtailment of support measures for banks introduced at the onset of the crisis. But softened reserve requirements will continue until September 30.

The Central Bank will prohibit paying with expired cards

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Banks must form reserves not only for loans actually issued, but also for unused limits, taking into account demand ratios. Overdraft is included in this category, said the director of bank ratings of Expert RA, Ivan Uklein. According to him, banks are so far “reinsured”, and after lifting sanitary restrictions and stabilizing the situation on the labor market, the policy of creditors regarding opening overdrafts will become softer.

In June, the retail lending market experienced a recovery, says Lagutkin from Equifax. According to him, this may in the future have an impact, including on the overdraft segment.


Ukrainian mayor burned the flag of Russia in front of the embassy in Kiev

The politician called the Russian Federation “the occupying country”

The Ukrainian mayor burned the flag of Russia in front of the embassy in Kiev. Photo: frame from the video from Artyom Semenikhin’s Facebook page

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Head of the Ukrainian city Konotop, which is located on the border with Russian territory in the Sumy region, Artem Semenikhin burned the flag Of Russia in front of the diplomatic mission in Kiev. The politician posted a video with this misconduct on his page on the social network Facebook.

– I stand under the embassy of the “occupying country.” I do this in response to the Ukrainian blogger Tolik Shary, who recently released a video about me, in which he allegedly exposes me in something. I watched this video and realized that my greatest sin is that I once burned the flag of Russia when I was in the ATO (military operation in Donbass“, – commented on the actions of the video Artyom Semenikhin.

After that, the Ukrainian mayor, to the sounds of the anthem of his country, burned the Russian flag. Semenikhin arranged his “action”, being across the street from the Russian embassy. Moreover: in a commentary on the published video, the head of Konotop wrote threats against the Russian president. Representatives of the Russian embassy have not yet commented on this situation.

The Ukrainian mayor and before that distinguished himself with several anti-Russian actions. At the beginning of this year, the head of the city of IvanoFrankivsk Ruslan Martsinkiv said that he had consulted with a Konotop colleague, and they decided to install a statue near the Russian border in honor of the leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists * Stepan Bandera.

Earlier, the site wrote that the Ukrainian journalist Ostap Drozdov confessed his hatred of Ukraine. He said that the only goal of his state is to be the antipode of Russia, “there is no other purpose for the existence of independent Ukraine”

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The number of flights of business jets from Moscow in the early summer has doubled :: Society :: RBC

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The commercial airlines (Aeroflot, S7 and others) need to pass a complicated procedure for the organization of a flight abroad and back: to send a request through the “public Services”, to provide data on passengers to the Federal government, after which all information flows to the regional authorities and the Ministry of interior, coordinated with the Ministry of foreign Affairs, the Ministry of transport and the operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus.

The ability to fly depends primarily on the receiving side, according to sources RBC. The EU is open only to citizens or holders of a residence permit of the countries participating in the Schengen agreement. And, for example, in order to fly to the USA, the UK, Turkey and Mexico, will be enough visas, it follows from explanations of the International air transport Association (IATA). But for flights to these countries, the Russians will have to justify the need of flights, said a source in one of the companies involved in business aviation.

Despite the easing of restrictive measures because of the coronavirus, the decision about the full resumption of scheduled and Charter flights abroad is still pending. At the meeting the Federal air transport Agency in early June, it was proposed to open air service on July 15. But not yet received the approval of the CPS, which regulates the removal of restrictions related to the mers, said the source RBC. “After we make sure that air travel in the country safe, we’re ready to release our citizens in the vast world of the ocean air. Now, I think we’re not ready for it yet,” said Friday, June 26, Minister of transport, Eugene Dietrich. He added that living hope to resume flights in July.

Dietrich announced still alive the hope for a resumption of flights abroad in July

RBC has sent requests to the press service of the Federal air transport Agency and Federal service.

As the increased number of flights

After suspension of regular international flights in Russia decreased significantly and the number of flights of business aviation, has informed RBC a source in one of the airports. The General decline in domestic and international flights in April 2020 reached about 50%. At Vnukovo-3, the number of flights on business jets fell by about 80%, in the terminal And Sheremetyevo to 48%, he said. Bi-bi-si in early April, reported that for three days of business aviation in total were recruited only 50 flights.

Since then, the number of flights of business aircraft has grown strongly: in April through Vnukovo-3 was performed on 242 flight in may — 471, and in June, already 669, told RBC representative of Vnukovo. Half were for international flights. On average, according to interlocutors RBC, on one business jet to fly three or four people. The total number of such flights through the airports of Moscow in June is about 35 a day, told RBC a source close to the aviation authorities.

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Sales Director Flight Way Eduard Simonov confirmed RBC that in June increased the demand for international flights. “Main destinations France, Italy, Croatia, Spain, UK, Turkey”, — he said. But Simonov said that the organization of flights is possible only in case if a passenger has a passport or a residence permit in the country of entry, or medical condition, either have a training or employment contract.

Aeroflot responded to the article about performing a “luxury” flights abroad

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In addition to business aviation abroad began to fly and Aeroflot. The company at least since the beginning of June operates flights from Moscow to Frankfurt, Paris, London, new York, Seoul and tel Aviv, wrote the newspaper “Vedomosti”. Flights, most of which are carried out twice a week, designed as cargo, and with the permission of the Federal air transport Agency they sold the tickets, said the sources.

Transportation of passengers over the border in the tightest of coronavirus flights Aeroflot performs subject to availability in the cabin of aircraft used for the transport of goods (medical equipment, personal protective equipment, etc.), said a company representative. According to him, the ticket for a flight from Moscow can buy only those who have permission to enter the country of destination: diplomats, citizens of this country, Russians with dual citizenship or residence permit, etc. However, the girl, who flew from Moscow to new York on the flight of “Aeroflot” on June 24, wrote that she did not need “any special documents either in work, or for medical treatment or relatives”. It was enough just regular visa B1/B2. “Planes fly, the tickets are sold. <...> “Aeroflot” flies on Sunday and Tuesday, tickets appear every week for the next few days”, — stated in the post.

The cost of flights

The cost of flights on business jet depends on the ship class. On the website aviation brokerage company Jetvip reported that the flight hour rental of a business jet, from €1,5 thousand to €14 thousand on 2 July the flight from Sheremetyevo to nice or Vienna will cost at least €13 million (out of plane). And the company business aviation “Sirius-Aero” sells tickets for flights to nice for €4.5 million per person. The organizer of Charter flights Flightaway offers flights from Vnukovo-3 to nice at an average of €18 thousand (rent of the whole ship).

A regular flight of “Aeroflot” flights to nice will cost 25,5 thousand roubles (about €330). Tickets for these flights can be booked not later than a week before departure.


The house of representatives voted for the recognition of Washington the 51st state :: Policy :: RBC

The U.S. house of representatives approved a bill granting the country’s capital — Washington — the status of a separate state, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

“For” vote of 232 members of the house opposed and 180. If Washington, D.C. will get statehood, it will have representation in Congress (two senators and one member of the house of representatives). As the WSJ notes, car license plates, even Washington is the inscription “we Pay taxes but have no representation.”

However, to bring the matter to the legislative end will be difficult — the granting of the status of Washington state oppose the Republicans, who control the Senate. The US President Donald trump has promised to veto the bill if it is presented to him for approval.

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