Constitutional vote poses risk to Kremlin

Putin is racing for a new mandate of trust

Many historians consider Gorbachev’s fatal mistake the fact that he did not dare to go through the crucible of popular elections for the post of president of the USSR, but was content with his election to this position by participants in the Congress of People’s Deputies.

I consider this approach a manifestation of formalism. The error of Gorbachev’s mistakes was that he lost control of the political processes in the state. Everything else is deeply secondary. But, when the question of power is being decided, it is not worth dismissing the symbolic and even sacred meaning of the popular “blessing for the kingdom”.

By insisting on involving citizens in the process of approving constitutional amendments, Putin made a decision that was the only one right in terms of his political interests. The redrawing of the Basic Law, sanctified only by a decision of the parliament, would give the right of the GDP to once again claim one presidential level of moral legitimacy. And the same amendment, approved already at a popular vote, is completely different.

Absolutely justified, from the point of view of the logic of the political process, was the Kremlin’s decision not to postpone the vote to a hypothetical point in the future, when the coronavirus finally leaves our lives. In politics it is very important to “keep up with the train” – to do everything on time. The endless postponement of a decision is often tantamount to, if not refusing to accept it, then certainly dropping it from the political agenda.

That is why, after weighing all the pros and cons, the authorities gritted their teeth and went to the polls in conditions when Russia is still among the world record holders in the number of patients with coronavirus.

But the fact that holding the vote right now is “the lesser of evils” for the Kremlin, in no way detracts from the complexity of the task that the government now faces. The decision to give residents of the capital the right to vote online is also the lesser evil, a surefire way to increase the turnout and to involve in the approval process those who are morally unprepared for a full-time campaign at the polling station.

But at the same time, this is a political experiment with a completely non-obvious result. As the events of the end of 2011 showed, the level of trust (or mistrust) of citizens in the official election results can easily become the Achilles heel of our political system and literally in one night change the balance of power in the country.

The authorities could not go to a partial translation of the vote online. But here is how justified in the end such a decision will turn out to be found out only after the first of July. Much depends on how much the government is able to use the current tactics of the opponents of the amendments – a public demonstration of the possibility of voting twice, or even thrice, against themselves.

I don’t want to tell anyone any “creative political ideas”. But the fact that the game called “catch the falsifier by the hand” can be played not only by those who are trying to prove the unreliability of the electoral system, lies on the surface. After summing up the voting results, the authorities will definitely try to prove: if anyone tried to falsify these results, these are opposition representatives and opponents of the amendments. I think that there is no need to add: an attempt to prove may well be followed by an attempt to roughly punish.

Another risk factor for the authorities during the voting is, of course, everyone is terribly bored, but the coronavirus has not gone anywhere. And no, I do not mean the hypothetical possibility of infecting someone at a polling station. We need to look at the situation more widely.

Russia is a country in which all kinds of conspiracy theories adore. One of the most popular such theories today sounds like this: the inhabitants of Russia were specifically “released into the wild” to give them the opportunity to vote correctly in the conditions of the return of all the signs and attributes of normal life. And as soon as we fulfill our civic duty, they will cheerfully drive us back to quarantine. To seriously comment on all of the above – to waste time in vain. But, if in a few weeks the coronavirus in Russia suddenly ceases to “retreat” and begins to advance again, this will seriously damage the reputation of the authorities.

However, we will not try to look into the future. Let’s talk better about what’s happening right now. And in my opinion, the following happens: we go through one of the most important reference points in the modern history of Russia. The fact that the ballot paper does not contain the name Putin, but a certain impersonal package of amendments to the Constitution, is only a legal formality. In fact, the country is asked to issue a fresh confidence mandate to GDP. We will soon find out how significant this mandate will be.

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Russian Su-27 intercepted two American aircraft over the Black Sea :: Society :: RBC

Russian fighter Su-27

(Photo: Marina Lysceva / TASS)

The Russian Su-27 air defense fighter of the Southern Military District intercepted two American aircraft over the neutral waters of the Black Sea. This was reported to RBC at the National Center for Defense Management.

On June 29, a Poseidon patrol aircraft and an RC-135 strategic reconnaissance aircraft were discovered over the Black Sea. To escort two American aircraft, the Su-27 flew into the air. Russian fighters escorted the American Poseidon and reconnaissance aircraft throughout the flight. American planes did not violate the Russian border.

“Flights of Russian aircraft were carried out in strict accordance with the International Rules for the Use of Airspace over Neutral Waters, without violating the borders of other states,” the statement said.

USA and Norway raise fighter jets to escort Russian Tu-142

TU-142 airplane and F-22 fighter

The last time the Poseidon and RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft, as well as the KS-135 refueling aircraft flew near Russian borders on June 26. Then they were escorted by Su-30 fighters of the naval aviation of the Black Sea Fleet. The Department of Defense later posted a video of the interception on YouTube.

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Banks come up with a new restriction on plastic cards for Russians

Credit organizations have limited their ability to go negative

The pandemic took everyone by surprise: businessmen and simple hard workers, officials and bankers. If there are those who come out of the coronacrisis on horseback and in the black, then they are clearly a minority. In the face of a new economic disaster, everyone is equal, but someone is more equal. While the Russians make ends meet, the banks decided to dig a bigger hole between these ends. Financial institutions have limited customers the ability to go negative if they run out of money on a debit card. This service is called overdraft. This is something like a “promised payment” for mobile operators, when, after the money has expired, the client’s balance is not disconnected from the connection, but a minus appears on the account, which must then be covered. So, against the backdrop of a pandemic, banks more than halved overdraft limits. According to the results of May, it was possible to get a minus on a debit card by an average of 20.4 thousand rubles, Equifax credit bureau found out. Back in March, the average limits were 60% higher, and in November last year even reached 60 thousand rubles. In addition, credit institutions reduced the issuance of cards with an overdraft option by 8 times compared to March, when the coronacrisis was just beginning. Now everything is different. For three months, the population and business went bankrupt, incomes fell, and therefore banks no longer believe in the solvency of customers. In the language of bankers, this is called “rising credit risk.” In fact, overdraft for card users was a profitable loan, as a rule, interest-free for a period specified by the bank – 60 or 100 days. However, now this shop has been covered up: it is worthless for impoverished Russians to spend money on not impoverished banks at all, and even not to pay a bribe!

According to statistics, as of June 1, 903 thousand cards with an overdraft option are in circulation. The total limit on them amounted to 13.2 billion rubles. That is, almost a million people could not be afraid to be dishonored at the cash desk of the store, if “there is not enough money on your card.” For some, the opportunity to go into the red was the only way to reach the salary. From this, the bank received customer loyalty and interest, if suddenly the cardholder greatly delayed repayment of the debt. During the crisis, such grateful customers suddenly became the most undesirable: why lend without interest if these 13 billion rubles can be scrolled at a rate of 10% per annum?

However, banks are also not the most successful period. Their main source of income – loans – is sagging. The pandemic forced people to repay their debts and cooled consumer fervor for new ones. There are more of those who have not mastered loan repayment: the volume of “bad” debts has increased. Unlucky for banks and with additional sources of income. In the name of anti-crisis support for business, the authorities limited acquiring fees (what the company pays for banks for each non-cash purchase), canceled “bank roaming”, made transfers in the Quick Payment System temporarily free. The threat of cancellation of commissions when paying for housing and communal services also hangs over financial organizations. And it’s also an annoying obligation to grant credit deferrals to companies and individuals who lost their income!

Bankers have already been so driven that they threatened to pay card service and even calls to call centers in return. This proposal was made by the Association of Banks of Russia. By the way, the threat is very real. Now the Central Bank does not have the authority to “beat the banks”, if they decide to cash in on the issue of cards and additional services. True, the head of the Central Bank, Elvira Nabiullina, promised to request such powers in the State Duma, but this is clearly not a quick process.

But is it really hard for a bank to live? Just the other day, the Prime Minister signed a decree on subsidies to banks in the amount of 22.5 billion rubles for preferential car loans. And this is just one of the multibillion-dollar subsidies that banks will receive from the state to recover lost income from credit deferrals, zero wage loans and other banking support measures. Meanwhile, vaunted soft loans and deferrals are not so easy to get. As shown by “test purchases” from the Minister of Economic Development Maxim Reshetnikov and business ombudsman Boris Titov, banks approve at best a third of the applications, and most of them are simply ignored. Unpleasant statistics are also confirmed by the real stories of businessmen who counted on the promised assistance, but received refusals or unsubscribes from banks in response to their application.

In any case, someone who, and banks shall not remain aground. In recent years, the state has systematically raked large banks for itself, nationalizing them under the guise of reorganization. The largest of the large and so belong to the state. All attacks on the banking sector, such as limiting acquiring commissions, are just light slaps from the authorities, more like stroking. If something is taken away from usurers, then only in order to give more later. Money is everything, but banks have it and should be in excess.

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What will change from July 1: pensions, utilities, payments for children

Housing and utilities rates will rise

Housing and communal services will rise in price from July 1 by 2.4-6.5% depending on the region. Tariffs will grow most strongly in the North Caucasus: in Chechnya – by 6.5%, in Kabardino-Balkaria – by 5.4%, in Dagestan – by 5.2%.

The minimum increase threshold is planned in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug – by 2.4%. However, on average, tariff growth in all regions will be 4% and will not exceed inflation. Legislative authorities considered the idea of ​​“freezing” communal prices due to the deterioration of the material situation of Russians during the pandemic. However, the government rejected the initiative, taking the side of resource companies that, without tariff indexation, would face underfunding.

Electricity meters will be replaced for free

There is good news from utilities. From July 1, installation, repair, maintenance and replacement of electricity meters will be carried out at the expense of energy companies. Moreover, the obligation will be valid for guaranteeing suppliers in apartment buildings, and for network companies in the case of the private sector, cottages and legal entities. As explained in the Ministry of Energy, residents will only have to monitor the safety of meters.

Self-employed tax will be introduced everywhere

In a recent appeal to citizens, President Vladimir Putin proposed extending the tax regime for the self-employed throughout the country. Since 2018, he acted in test mode, first in 4 regions, and then in 23 constituent entities of the Russian Federation. Moreover, the regions will be able to decide for themselves whether to join the project or not. Another innovation – as self-employed it will be possible to register from 16 years old, and not from 18 as before.

Freelancers and entrepreneurs who are not employed by the employer and do not have the status of individual entrepreneur or legal entity can become self-employed. With the help of the My Tax mobile application, they can legalize their income and pay 4% tax (for a client – an individual) and 6% (if a client is a legal entity or individual entrepreneur) instead of the usual personal income tax of 13%. According to the Ministry of Finance, more than 741 thousand taxpayers have become self-employed.

Repeated payout for children

In July, families with children will receive one more lump sum payment of 10 thousand rubles for each child. These funds will be additionally provided for a monthly payment of 5 thousand rubles for children under 3 years old and will be automatically charged by the June lump sum payment for children from 3 to 16 years old. A new application for financial assistance is not necessary: ​​money will be paid based on the data already available to the FIU. According to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, it is planned to allocate more than 270 billion rubles for these purposes.

Pensions of elderly guardians will increase

The indexation of insurance pensions will be renewed for foster parents and retirees and guardians of minor children. Previously, they were equated with working pensioners due to the fact that they are engaged in raising children under the contract and receive remuneration for this. At the same time, the amount of remuneration was small: 4-5 thousand rubles. Now they will be annually indexed the size of the insurance pension and a fixed payment to it. Recalculation of pensions will take place without a request: no need to apply to the FIU. According to government estimates, the measure will cover 45.8 thousand adoptive parents-pensioners.

The transfer of pension payments to MIR cards will end

By July 1, banks must complete the transfer of pensioners to the cards of the MIR payment system. However, until October 1, the Central Bank allowed not to punish banks if they continue to transfer pensions to cards of other payment systems. Thus, Visa and MasterCard cardholders will be able to use them for another three months.

Microcredit tighten again

Starting July 1, new rules are introduced for the microcredit market. For microcredit companies with simplified regulation, the minimum amount of equity is set at 1 million rubles. Microcredit companies are also required to disclose information on the structure and composition of their shareholders.

Shoes, cigarettes and medicines are marked

The list of goods subject to mandatory digital marking is expanding. Information on all drugs imported into the country will have to be entered into the drug movement monitoring system. At the same time, the sale of unlabeled drugs that went on sale before July 1 will be allowed until the expiration date.

Starting July 1, the circulation of unlabelled tobacco products in the country should be completely stopped. Becomes mandatory and marking shoes. Products without special codes cannot be sold after July 1. Buyers will be able to check the legality of the product in the “Honest Sign” application: all information about the movement of a pair of shoes from the manufacturer to the buyer will be displayed there. Shoes already delivered to stores can be marked by September 1.

Tourists will be offered domestic holidays

Since July 1, the holiday season opens almost in full mode. Hotels and resorts across the country are starting to operate, restrictions on interregional trips are being removed, beaches, parks and embankments are opening. For a month now, the sanatoriums of the Krasnodar Territory have been working with a medical license, now all hotels, camp sites and children’s camps will officially join them. At the same time, Rospotrebnadzor obliged the resorts to observe security measures, including social distance. Regions have also introduced their own rules. Somewhere the maximum occupancy rate of hotels is being introduced, in some regions there are restrictions on entry. Before planning a trip, it is worth examining information about the limitations and epidemiological situation of the region.

From July 15, international air traffic partially resumes. Borders will be opened with the countries of the EAEU and the CIS. Europe and foreign countries are still closed to Russians.

You don’t have to prove disability

From July 1, it is not required to provide a disability certificate to receive payments and public services. The necessary information will be requested by the authorized bodies in the framework of electronic interaction between departments. Previously, because of bureaucratic delays, disability payments were often delayed: they had to collect documents on their own, write a statement to the FIU, and wait for confirmation of examinations. Now applying for the benefits of people with disabilities will be simplified.

Another innovation awaits disabled car owners. From July 1, an identification mark with a picture of a stroller is no longer required. Information about a car driven or transporting a disabled person must be placed in the federal registry, and signs will not be issued. To obtain the right to free parking, people with disabilities or their legal representatives must submit an application to the PRF to register the vehicle. This can also be done at the MFC or at the State Services portal. For disabled people, there should be at least 10% of privileged places in public parking lots.

Declarations of civil servants will be converted into electronic form

Civil servants will fill out income statements only using the special software “Help BC”. This service is available on the official website of the President of Russia. Such certificates are required to fill out about 2 million people, including deputies and employees of state funds. “Help BC” will automatically check the correctness of filling out the document, will store data and update them.

Workers will be asked to choose a workbook format

The government has postponed the period for notifying an employee about electronic work books. Employers had until July 1 to collect employee information about which format of the workbook remains for them – electronic or paper. The term was extended until October 31.

Universities introduce mandatory practice

Practical training of students will become an indispensable part of training for all specialties in universities, colleges and schools. Such a norm existed in the Soviet educational system, and in modern Russia there are only four areas left: aviation and rail transport, medicine and pharmaceuticals.

The geographical indication will be fixed by law

Starting July 27, a new object of intellectual property appears in Russia – a geographical indication. The norm will concern manufacturers of products, wine, and other goods. For regional manufacturers, the procedure for registering goods with a reference to a geographical object is simplified. For example, earlier the “Adygea cheese” was to be made exclusively from Adyghe milk and ripen in special baskets of plum twigs. At the same time, 80% of Adyghe cheese was produced outside Adygea. Now cheese can officially be called Adyghe if at least one of the stages of its production was in the locality of the same name.

Expert Comments

Alexey Krichevsky, expert at the Academy of Finance and Investment Management: “One of the most interesting and positive innovations of July is the spread of the self-employed regime throughout the country. This will gradually lead people working without registration and in private, out of the shadows. After the project is distributed throughout the country, the number of self-employed will increase by 1.5-2 times already this year, and tax deductions may well exceed 3 billion rubles. The state will ensure that companies do not transfer employees to self-employment for the sake of favorable tax conditions. For this, a transitional period of six months is introduced when the self-employed does not have the right to conclude a contract with the company from which he quit.

The introduction of electronic workbooks will allow you to no longer worry about the experience and the sudden loss of a workbook – all data will be stored on the Internet.

Regarding the indexation of housing and communal services tariffs, against the background of a total decline in household incomes, it was more logical to either cancel it completely or to postpone the period of raising the cost of housing and communal services for the next few years, increasing indexation by 1-1.5% during the “compensation” period. ”

Petr Pushkarev, TeleTrade chief analyst: “Definitely good news will be the repeated payment in July of 10 thousand rubles for each child under 16 years of age. Any social payments can stir up almost “dead” consumer demand. This means that this money will help business as well.

The long-awaited topic is the opening of domestic tourism with free trips between regions. The main thing is that vacationers should not be tortured with certificates and checks. It’s not a fact that citizens will go on a massive trip: it’s worth going to a hotel, where one of the guests will find a virus, all the tourists there will be sent to self-isolation. In the conditions of restrictions, the “wild” rest with renting apartments and private houses will be in demand rather.

Many Russians were waiting for a chance to become legally self-employed. It is good that the option will be available to the most active youth from 16 years old. It is perhaps bad that the decision to introduce a self-employed regime was left at the mercy of the regions, which could be delayed with changes in regional legislation. They still need to convince citizens to legalize and convince that in a few years the authorities will not turn off the benefits and will not “cut” the tax press in full.

The normal procedure for indexing pensions to pensioners-guardians of children will be restored: equating them with working pensioners was clearly a misunderstanding. The good thing is that with Mir cards, pensioners were allowed not to follow new ones during the epidemic, and were allowed to use the old ones until the fall. ”

See also: The expert criticized the increase in the retirement age: the hole in the budget of the Pension Fund increased

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What will change from July 1: pensions, utilities, payments for children

Housing and utilities rates will rise

Housing and communal services will rise in price from July 1 by 2.4-6.5% depending on the region. Tariffs will grow most strongly in the North Caucasus: in Chechnya – by 6.5%, in Kabardino-Balkaria – by 5.4%, in Dagestan – by 5.2%.

The minimum increase threshold is planned in the Nenets Autonomous Okrug – by 2.4%. However, on average, tariff growth in all regions will be 4% and will not exceed inflation. Legislative authorities considered the idea of ​​“freezing” communal prices due to the deterioration of the material situation of Russians during the pandemic. However, the government rejected the initiative, taking the side of resource companies that, without tariff indexation, would face underfunding.

Electricity meters will be replaced for free

There is good news from utilities. From July 1, installation, repair, maintenance and replacement of electricity meters will be carried out at the expense of energy companies. Moreover, the obligation will be valid for guaranteeing suppliers in apartment buildings, and for network companies in the case of the private sector, cottages and legal entities. As explained in the Ministry of Energy, residents will only have to monitor the safety of meters.

Self-employed tax will be introduced everywhere

In a recent appeal to citizens, President Vladimir Putin proposed extending the tax regime for the self-employed throughout the country. Since 2018, he acted in test mode, first in 4 regions, and then in 23 constituent entities of the Russian Federation. Moreover, the regions will be able to decide for themselves whether to join the project or not. Another innovation – as self-employed it will be possible to register from 16 years old, and not from 18 as before.

Freelancers and entrepreneurs who are not employed by the employer and do not have the status of individual entrepreneur or legal entity can become self-employed. With the help of the My Tax mobile application, they can legalize their income and pay 4% tax (for a client – an individual) and 6% (if a client is a legal entity or individual entrepreneur) instead of the usual personal income tax of 13%. According to the Ministry of Finance, more than 741 thousand taxpayers have become self-employed.

Repeated payout for children

In July, families with children will receive one more lump sum payment of 10 thousand rubles for each child. These funds will be additionally provided for a monthly payment of 5 thousand rubles for children under 3 years old and will be automatically charged by the June lump sum payment for children from 3 to 16 years old. A new application for financial assistance is not necessary: ​​money will be paid based on the data already available to the FIU. According to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, it is planned to allocate more than 270 billion rubles for these purposes.

Pensions of elderly guardians will increase

The indexation of insurance pensions will be renewed for foster parents and retirees and guardians of minor children. Previously, they were equated with working pensioners due to the fact that they are engaged in raising children under the contract and receive remuneration for this. At the same time, the amount of remuneration was small: 4-5 thousand rubles. Now they will be annually indexed the size of the insurance pension and a fixed payment to it. Recalculation of pensions will take place without a request: no need to apply to the FIU. According to government estimates, the measure will cover 45.8 thousand adoptive parents-pensioners.

The transfer of pension payments to MIR cards will end

By July 1, banks must complete the transfer of pensioners to the cards of the MIR payment system. However, until October 1, the Central Bank allowed not to punish banks if they continue to transfer pensions to cards of other payment systems. Thus, Visa and MasterCard cardholders will be able to use them for another three months.

Microcredit tighten again

Starting July 1, new rules are introduced for the microcredit market. For microcredit companies with simplified regulation, the minimum amount of equity is set at 1 million rubles. Microcredit companies are also required to disclose information on the structure and composition of their shareholders.

Shoes, cigarettes and medicines are marked

The list of goods subject to mandatory digital marking is expanding. Information on all drugs imported into the country will have to be entered into the drug movement monitoring system. At the same time, the sale of unlabeled drugs that went on sale before July 1 will be allowed until the expiration date.

Starting July 1, the circulation of unlabelled tobacco products in the country should be completely stopped. Becomes mandatory and marking shoes. Products without special codes cannot be sold after July 1. Buyers will be able to check the legality of the product in the “Honest Sign” application: all information about the movement of a pair of shoes from the manufacturer to the buyer will be displayed there. Shoes already delivered to stores can be marked by September 1.

Tourists will be offered domestic holidays

Since July 1, the holiday season opens almost in full mode. Hotels and resorts across the country are starting to operate, restrictions on interregional trips are being removed, beaches, parks and embankments are opening. For a month now, the sanatoriums of the Krasnodar Territory have been working with a medical license, now all hotels, camp sites and children’s camps will officially join them. At the same time, Rospotrebnadzor obliged the resorts to observe security measures, including social distance. Regions have also introduced their own rules. Somewhere the maximum occupancy rate of hotels is being introduced, in some regions there are restrictions on entry. Before planning a trip, it is worth examining information about the limitations and epidemiological situation of the region.

From July 15, international air traffic partially resumes. Borders will be opened with the countries of the EAEU and the CIS. Europe and foreign countries are still closed to Russians.

You don’t have to prove disability

From July 1, it is not required to provide a disability certificate to receive payments and public services. The necessary information will be requested by the authorized bodies in the framework of electronic interaction between departments. Previously, because of bureaucratic delays, disability payments were often delayed: they had to collect documents on their own, write a statement to the FIU, and wait for confirmation of examinations. Now applying for the benefits of people with disabilities will be simplified.

Another innovation awaits disabled car owners. From July 1, an identification mark with a picture of a stroller is no longer required. Information about a car driven or transporting a disabled person must be placed in the federal registry, and signs will not be issued. To obtain the right to free parking, people with disabilities or their legal representatives must submit an application to the PRF to register the vehicle. This can also be done at the MFC or at the State Services portal. For disabled people, there should be at least 10% of privileged places in public parking lots.

Declarations of civil servants will be converted into electronic form

Civil servants will fill out income statements only using the special software “Help BC”. This service is available on the official website of the President of Russia. Such certificates are required to fill out about 2 million people, including deputies and employees of state funds. “Help BC” will automatically check the correctness of filling out the document, will store data and update them.

Workers will be asked to choose a workbook format

The government has postponed the period for notifying an employee about electronic work books. Employers had until July 1 to collect employee information about which format of the workbook remains for them – electronic or paper. The term was extended until October 31.

Universities introduce mandatory practice

Practical training of students will become an indispensable part of training for all specialties in universities, colleges and schools. Such a norm existed in the Soviet educational system, and in modern Russia there are only four areas left: aviation and rail transport, medicine and pharmaceuticals.

The geographical indication will be fixed by law

Starting July 27, a new object of intellectual property appears in Russia – a geographical indication. The norm will concern manufacturers of products, wine, and other goods. For regional manufacturers, the procedure for registering goods with a reference to a geographical object is simplified. For example, earlier the “Adygea cheese” was to be made exclusively from Adyghe milk and ripen in special baskets of plum twigs. At the same time, 80% of Adyghe cheese was produced outside Adygea. Now cheese can officially be called Adyghe if at least one of the stages of its production was in the locality of the same name.

Expert Comments

Alexey Krichevsky, expert at the Academy of Finance and Investment Management: “One of the most interesting and positive innovations of July is the spread of the self-employed regime throughout the country. This will gradually lead people working without registration and in private, out of the shadows. After the project is distributed throughout the country, the number of self-employed will increase by 1.5-2 times already this year, and tax deductions may well exceed 3 billion rubles. The state will ensure that companies do not transfer employees to self-employment for the sake of favorable tax conditions. For this, a transitional period of six months is introduced when the self-employed does not have the right to conclude a contract with the company from which he quit.

The introduction of electronic workbooks will allow you to no longer worry about the experience and the sudden loss of a workbook – all data will be stored on the Internet.

Regarding the indexation of housing and communal services tariffs, against the background of a total decline in household incomes, it was more logical to either cancel it completely or to postpone the period of raising the cost of housing and communal services for the next few years, increasing indexation by 1-1.5% during the “compensation” period. ”

Petr Pushkarev, TeleTrade chief analyst: “Definitely good news will be the repeated payment in July of 10 thousand rubles for each child under 16 years of age. Any social payments can stir up almost “dead” consumer demand. This means that this money will help business as well.

The long-awaited topic is the opening of domestic tourism with free trips between regions. The main thing is that vacationers should not be tortured with certificates and checks. It’s not a fact that citizens will go on a massive trip: it’s worth going to a hotel, where one of the guests will find a virus, all the tourists there will be sent to self-isolation. In the conditions of restrictions, the “wild” rest with renting apartments and private houses will be in demand rather.

Many Russians were waiting for a chance to become legally self-employed. It is good that the option will be available to the most active youth from 16 years old. It is perhaps bad that the decision to introduce a self-employed regime was left at the mercy of the regions, which could be delayed with changes in regional legislation. They still need to convince citizens to legalize and convince that in a few years the authorities will not turn off the benefits and will not “cut” the tax press in full.

The normal procedure for indexing pensions to pensioners-guardians of children will be restored: equating them with working pensioners was clearly a misunderstanding. The good thing is that with Mir cards, pensioners were allowed not to follow new ones during the epidemic, and were allowed to use the old ones until the fall. ”

See also: The expert criticized the increase in the retirement age: the hole in the budget of the Pension Fund increased

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The head of USC explained the change of position with the words “there is only one president in the country” :: Society :: RBC

Denial of the title of president of the United Shipbuilding Company, Alexei Rakhmanov, explained that “there is only one president in the country” and “we know him very well”

Alexey Rakhmanov

(Photo: Grigory Sysoev / RIA Novosti)

The United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) has abolished the presidency because there is “only one president” in the country. This was stated by the head of the USC Alexei Rakhmanov, reports RBC.

“For the fifth day already, I’m not the president of USC, but just the general director,” Rakhmanov said. He explained that the relevant changes were approved, made to the charter of the company and entered into force. In the future, they will be followed by other organizational rearrangements.

USC vice president becomes candidate for head of new offshore corporation

Leonid Strugov

“Why we did this, the answer is very simple – the president in the country is one, we all know him very well, and everything else should have its own names,” Rakhmanov explained.

Earlier in Russia, the authorities changed the name of the posts of heads of regions of the country. In September 2010, the parliament of Chechnya – at the suggestion of Ramzan Kadyrov himself – decided to change the name of the post of the head of the region from “president” to “head of the republic”. Kadyrov explained his proposal on renaming the presidents of the republics of Russia that “there should be only one president in a single state”, and the “parade of regional presidents” should be stopped.

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Lukashenko said the risk of the collapse of Belarus

Belarus risks being left without a part of its territories and returning to the borders of 1921. This was warned by President of the country Alexander Lukashenko in a private speech to an asset of the Minsk region.

He stressed that in 1921 they exchanged and gave land to “the West, Poland, Russia had something there in the east.” And in 1939, the border of the Byelorussian SSR passed near Minsk, reports Lenta.ru.

Lukashenko added that if in the fall of that year the Red Army had not annexed Western Belarus, which was part of Poland, then the borders of this state would now be different.

“So I don’t want this to happen now (the situation of 1921, – Ed.). So you think. You think what country we will live in,” said Lukashenko, whose performance was shown on the TV channel Belarus 1 “

See also “Lukashenko: the US and China are fighting for the redivision of the world”

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Lukashenko said the risk of the collapse of Belarus

Belarus risks being left without a part of its territories and returning to the borders of 1921. This was warned by President of the country Alexander Lukashenko in a private speech to an asset of the Minsk region.

He stressed that in 1921 they exchanged and gave land to “the West, Poland, Russia had something there in the east.” And in 1939, the border of the Byelorussian SSR passed near Minsk, reports Lenta.ru.

Lukashenko added that if in the fall of that year the Red Army had not annexed Western Belarus, which was part of Poland, then the borders of this state would now be different.

“So I don’t want this to happen now (the situation of 1921, – Ed.). So you think. You think what country we will live in,” said Lukashenko, whose performance was shown on the TV channel Belarus 1 “

See also “Lukashenko: the US and China are fighting for the redivision of the world”

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US President spoke about the reason for the exclusion of Russia from the G8

According to the head of the American state, Donald Trump, Washington insisted on the exclusion of Russia from the G8 due to the fact that Moscow outplayed the administration of its predecessor Barack Obama and his most likely presidential opponent Joseph Biden in foreign policy.

“She beat so hard that Obama wanted to expel her from the G8,” the White House owner’s Twitter post said.

He also said that the previous American administration was weak in everything, but especially in the Russian issue.

“No one behaved harsher with Russia than the Trump administration,” the American leader emphasized.

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Putin: Russia will emerge from the pandemic with dignity

Russian leader Vladimir Putin is confident that the economic and industrial achievements of recent years have allowed Russia to go through the situation with coronavirus infection with minimal losses.

According to the Russia 1 television channel, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed confidence that the country has all the necessary capabilities to get out of the situation with the coronavirus pandemic with minimal losses.

“What has been done in recent years makes it possible to hope that we … get out of the situation (with coronavirus – approx. Ed.) With dignity and with minimal losses,” the head of state said, referring to achievements in industry and others spheres.

“Our country will survive everything, it will be able to survive and survive,” Vladimir Putin emphasized.

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