The structure of Rosatom bought a building near the Kremlin :: Business :: RBC

Alan Baloev, director of the Cushman & Wakefield Capital Markets Department, believes this was beneficial to both the seller and the buyer. On the one hand, there are few investors who are ready to purchase an office for such an amount, on the other hand, it is not easy to find a site near the Kremlin.

Earlier, Dom.RF stated that all the buildings of the ministries would be sold at open auction. And former Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered them to get into commercial circulation.

It was planned to sell at the auction, including the former building of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Kitaygorodsky passage, information about this was contained in the plan for holding auctions of the state company for 2020.

However, on April 18, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a government order to transfer these facilities at market value without bidding.

In the spring of 2019, three federal departments – the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Communications – moved to the IQ-quarter skyscraper purchased for them in Moscow City. Agency rights to sell their former premises, including the building of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Kitaygorodsky passage, were transferred to Dom.RF state corporations. The state-owned corporation sold a complex of buildings on Triumfalnaya Square in Moscow, which the Ministry of Economic Development had occupied before moving, for 2.8 billion rubles. (3.37 billion rubles. Including VAT). The buyer was Mezhregionrazvitie LLC, controlled by the Moscow City Property Department.

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Industrial waste landfill caught fire in Norilsk :: Society :: RBC

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In Norilsk, a fire occurred at the Baikal-2000 LLC solid industrial waste landfill. This was reported to RBC in the press service of the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

According to the agency, the fire area is 1 thousand square meters. m. He was assigned the rank of 1-BIS. “There are no threats to nearby buildings. 26 people and eight pieces of equipment were involved, ”the message states.

Environmentalists presented a photo of pollution of water bodies near Norilsk

At 13:01 (9:01 Moscow time) the fire was localized.

A TASS source in emergency services specified that the landfill is 5 km from the city, the wind carried the smoke of the fire away from the village. According to the agency, if the wind changes direction, they will use a laboratory to measure the MPC of harmful substances.


Two tower cranes fell in Naberezhnye Chelny due to a storm wind :: Society :: RBC

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In Naberezhnye Chelny on Saturday evening, two cranes fell due to a gale. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Emergencies in Tatarstan “VKontakte”.

According to the agency, the first 60 m high crane fell at a construction site on Chulman Street. He collapsed into the garage, damaging several buildings. Work at the time of the fall on the crane was not carried out, as a result of the incident no one was injured.

A second crane of the same height fell around 19:50 local time at the construction site of the Mezhdurechye residential complex. He fell into an open area without damaging other buildings. There were no casualties in this incident.

According to the Ministry of Emergencies, a storm warning was announced in Tatarstan on the evening of June 27 due to strong wind, rain and hail.


The white house said about preparing for the second wave of coronavirus :: Society :: RBC

Adviser to trump, said it could erupt soon, and laid at China be responsible for the emergence and spread COVID-19. “Whether they did it on purpose, it is an open question,” he said

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The white house is preparing for the second wave of the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, which could happen next fall. In an interview with CNN, said Advisor to the President of the United States on trade issues Peter Navarro.

Answering a question from host Jake Tapper, are the American government for a second wave COVID-19, Navarro said, “of Course.” “We are preparing, preparing for what is [это] can happen. I’m not saying that this will happen, but of course, you have to prepare for it,” he said.

The adviser also added that “China has created this pandemic.” “They created this virus. And they sent hundreds of thousands of Chinese citizens to spread it worldwide,” said Navarro.

Advisor trump has accused China of spreading COVID-19 through tourists

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On specifying question of the leader, whether China was behind the creation of this infection, Navarro suggested instead of the word “created” to use the word “spawned”. “Whether they did it on purpose, it is an open question. But it’s a fact,” he said.


Friedman the company to increase its stake in the largest mobile operator of Turkey :: Business :: RBC

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The owners of Turkcell Holding, which owns 51% shares of the largest Telecom operator in Turkey, Turkcell, agreed to restructure the ownership structure in which the proportion of LetterOne Mikhail Fridman, German Khan and Alexei Kuzmichev, the operator will increase to 24.8%. This is stated in received by RBC release Swedish Teila and the message of Fund of national well-being of Turkey.

Before the transaction the Swedish TeliaSonera owned a share in more than 47% in Turkcell Holding. Share of 52.91% owned by Çukurova Telecom in which shares owned by Turkish Çukurova (51%) and “alpha-Finance” (49% through the “Alfa-Telecom”).

Now the Swedish company Telia sells its stake in 47.1% of Turkcell Holding $530 million This corresponded to a share 24,02% in the operator. Telia completes the withdrawal from participation in the company. Allison Kirkby, President and CEO of Telia, in the release called the decision “a final puzzle about leaving Turkey.”Now the company finally focuses on work in the Nordic countries and the Baltic States.

A joint venture of Turkcell Holding virtually ceases to exist. LetterOne by restructuring its stake in Turkcell Holding receives a direct share of ownership in Turkcell in the amount of 24.8%. Another 26.2 percent will be owned by national welfare Fund of Turkey, the remaining shares are in free float.

RBC sent a request to LetterOne.


TSB recorded a new outflow of deposits of the Russians from the banks :: Finance :: RBC

In may, the deposits of the population decreased, but the outflow was not as serious as in the beginning of the crisis, said the Bank of Russia. The reason for the reduction of deposits of the Central Bank called the long may holidays

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In may, when in the Russian regions began to remove the pandemic limitation, the Russians again began to withdraw deposits from banks, from the data of the Central Bank, received by RBC. For the month funds of individuals on deposits declined by 0.1%, or about 31.5 billion roubles on may 1, the amount of funds raised from deposits, made up of 31.48 trillion (*.pdf). The currency structure of the outflow, the Central Bank did not disclose.

The Russians for a month took deposits $5 billion

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As noted by the Bank of Russia, outflow of people in may was “typical of this month.” “More spending because of the holidays, and lower incomes due to less number of working days, particularly people on piecework,” — explained in the press service of the regulator.

In the first ten days of June the situation has improved. “Funds from the public accounts also added (0,5%), and grew the balance in rubles and in foreign currency”, — say in the Central Bank. The regulator, however, did not reveal the dynamics of deposits separately from the accounts.

Tools of the Russians in current accounts in banks in April grew a record

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In Minsk announced the seizure of the paintings for $20 million in the case of Belgazprombank :: Society :: RBC

State television reported that 150 paintings intended to bring abroad

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In the course of the investigation in the case of Belgazprombank was seized about 150 paintings for a total amount of $20 million As reported TASS, this was stated in the story in the program on state TV channel “Belarus 1”.

It is argued that the paintings, which the Bank purchased at auction at Sotheby’s in 2013, it was planned to export at a lower cost. Among the pictures was mentioned

“Green landscape” by Marc Chagall and “eve” by Chaim Soutine.

Earlier, the Belarusian television reported about the criminal case against the head of Mogilev regional Directorate of Belgazprombank Sergei Karmazov. He was accused of embezzlement in especially large size.

June 11 at the head office of the BGB were searched. Employees of the state control Committee (SCC) of Belarus withdrew more than $4 million, and securities worth more than $500 thousand were detained 15 people — top managers, including Deputy head of Belgazprombank, as well as representatives of commercial structures (mostly former employees of the Bank).

The former head of the BGB is Victor Babariko, who had previously announced his intention to run for President of Belarus.

He Babariko in an interview with RBC has called the detention of top managers of BGB raids by the state. However, he indicated that he did not intend to refuse participation in the presidential campaign.

In turn, the press Secretary of the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko Natalia Eismont said RBC that the case against current and former employees “Belgazprombank excited “serious articles”: the legalization of funds obtained in a criminal way in especially large size and tax evasion in especially large size.

In this eysmont pointed out that “Lukashenka’s absolutely no need for the intimidation and pressure on political opponents.” According to her, the current President, this may even hurt.


Naftogaz explained Vitrenko’s dismissal :: Business :: RBC

Yuri Vitrenko

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The dismissal of the executive director of Naftogaz of Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko is associated with the optimization of the internal organizational structure of the company, as well as the redistribution of responsibilities between departments. This was reported in the communications department of Naftogaz in response to a request from RBC.

“The transformation eliminates duplication of functions, simplifies the interaction of units, builds a structure that will increase the effectiveness of the group,” the report said.

As indicated in the company, some functions of the divisions have already been restructured. “Similarly, the functional of the executive director of the Naftogaz group will be restructured,” the report says.

The company added that Otto Waterlander, Executive Director for Transformation of the Naftogaz Group, is responsible for operational and transformational processes.

Naftogaz manager linked his dismissal with refusal to fight against Russia

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FESCO group demanded that Magomedov and TPG return $ 1 billion :: Business :: RBC

How Magomedov and TPG formed a debt to FESCO

Magomedov and partners acquired a controlling stake in the FESCO group from Sergey Generalov in December 2012, bypassing at the last moment another bidder – Neftetransservice. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed, but, according to Reuters, it could reach $ 1.4 billion. The Summa group (managing assets of Magomedov) reported that the purchase was financed from its own and borrowed funds – the company needed to attract loans for $ 800 million. Alexander Vinokurov, who at that time headed Summa, said that competitors “actively opposed this deal using any means available to them.” Then, Summa was unable to attract loans from Russian banks (Sberbank and VTB) and had to borrow from a syndicate of foreign banks (Goldman Sachs, Raiffeisen and ING), which provided part of the transaction funds – $ 400 million (which banks provided another $ 400 million, did not reported).

But initially, FESCO was acquired under the leveraged buyuot (LBO) scheme, when the company itself is the creditor of its future owners. Therefore, it was FESCO, who then lent the money to its new shareholders, as the formal borrower for this loan from foreign banks. In addition, in the spring of 2013 the group placed $ 800 million worth of Eurobonds, and exactly half of this amount went to repay the loan to Goldman Sachs, Raiffeisen and ING (the largest shareholders remained debtors to FESCO).

But the total debt of Maple Ridge, owned by Magomedov and TPG, to FESCO turned out to be twice as much – $ 905.86 million, of which the company was supposed to pay off $ 500 million in May 2018, and another $ 300 million on May 2, 2020, follows from the letter. Another $ 140 million is due to Sian Participation.

“The purchase of FESCO was carried out under the LBO scheme. There was nothing illegal about it. High EBITDA and high dividends were assumed, and through them the payment of the debt to the shareholders of the company. Unfortunately, several crises happened and this became impossible, ”a source familiar with the terms of the deal said to RBC. In a memorandum on the placement of Eurobonds in the spring of 2013, the company promised to reduce the net debt / EBITDA ratio from 4.25 to 2 over five years. But in 2017, the company was on the verge of default and agreed to refinance debt to foreign creditors, having received a credit line from VTB. The agreement with the Russian bank limited FESCO to dividend payments. “This is impossible within the framework of today’s loan obligations,” said FESCO chairman of the board of directors Leyla Mammadzadeh in an interview with RBC, answering a question about returning to paying dividends.

Then Mammedzadeh said that she decided to resign. “I have a letter where I wrote in black and white:“ Ziyavudin, I plan to leave, I am notifying you. I’ll hand over everything, calmly inform all stakeholders and leave immediately after the AGM (annual general meeting of shareholders. – RBC), ”she said. The annual meeting of FESCO shareholders should be held in the summer. The manager explained her decision by the fact that the businessman sees the future of FESCO differently. “I have always advocated a voluntary strategic partnership and company development with a strong player. I believe that we have already squeezed the water out of the stone and the next qualitative leap is impossible alone, ”Mammadzadeh said. Magomedov, however, opposed attracting partners.

Leyla Mammedzade – RBC: “The problem of Ziyavudin is not in the field of economics”

What is FESCO famous for?

FESCO is one of the largest transport and logistics groups in Russia. The group owns a port in Vladivostok, railway operators and a large fleet of containers and fitting platforms. The company’s revenue for 2019 is 57 billion rubles, EBITDA is 11.6 billion rubles. The capitalization of the parent company of the group on the Moscow Exchange on May 13 amounted to 18.9 billion rubles.

Ziyavudin Magomedov, who owns 32.5% of FESCO, was arrested in March 2018 on charges of organizing a criminal community, in 2019 Forbes estimated his fortune at $ 550 million.In 2020, he did not get on the list of 200 largest businessmen in Russia. American TPG Capital (owns 17.4% of FESCO) is an international investment company that has been operating for over 25 years and has invested in hundreds of portfolio companies around the world, including Russia. The company manages assets of approximately $ 88 billion.

As for VTB Bank

VTB opened a credit line to FESCO in 2017 for up to $ 680 million and for a period of five years, becoming the company’s sole creditor (as of the end of 2019, the company’s debt amounted to about $ 600 million). The loan was secured by several assets of Summa and its partners, including 73.74% of the shares of FESCO, which are owned by Magomedov and TPG and the third largest shareholder – GHP Group Mark Garber (owns 23.8%).

“All shares of the company are pledged to VTB. If the company defaults, the bank, in accordance with loan agreements, can claim early repayment of the debt and, as a result, demand repayment of all the company’s debts, ”says one of the sources of RBC. But he is sure that management will treat shareholders with “due responsibility” and will not default. Shareholders ’debt to FESCO structures could be prolonged continuously if there weren’t the company’s obligations to VTB, adds another RBC interlocutor.

Such a company’s requirement for shareholders to repay debts is not common practice, said Alexander Zakharov, Paragon Advice Group partner, to RBC. “But taking into account the situation around FESCO (a big debt to VTB that needs to be serviced) and the overall market situation due to the coronavirus epidemic (it has already led to a decrease in traffic and, accordingly, financial indicators of the transport group. – RBC), this requirement looks like logical, ”he says. One of the possible reasons for this requirement is an attempt by FESCO management to defend itself against VTB claims in the future, the expert explains.

The representative of VTB refused to answer questions about how FESCO’s debt is serviced, whether the bank is aware of the obligations of the largest shareholders of the company and whether VTB intends to collect their shares if the company defaults. But at the end of March 2020, when the first restrictions were introduced in Russia due to the coronavirus epidemic, the first deputy chairman of VTB Yuri Solovyov said in an interview with RBC that until recently the company was in “good condition”. “Now we will assess the state of the company, because transportation, including container transportation, will be under pressure, we will see how this will affect the economic and financial metrics of the company,” he said then.

At the end of 2019, it turned out that there were two applicants for the purchase of FESCO – the Delo group, Sergey Shishkarev, which at the privatization auction for the sale of Transcontainer circumvented the structures of Vladimir Lisin and Roman Abramovich, as well as DP World from the United Arab Emirates. In a March interview with RBC, Soloviev said that under the terms of loans, VTB has the right to change of control: if the company is sold, the bank can present these debts for repayment. “But so far no one has contacted us, we are not working on any deals ourselves,” he emphasized.


Scientists have explained the infectivity of coronavirus :: Society :: RBC

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Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which is the cause of COVID-19 disease, spreads quickly between people, due to the fact that it combines the genomes of different properties of other coronaviruses. This conclusion was made by scientists from Cornell University in the United States. The results of their research are published in the journal Journal of Molecular Biology.

Microbiologists compared the structure of the new coronavirus with other coronaviruses and found that 96% of its genomic sequence coincides with the SARS-CoV-1 genome, the SARS virus that spread in 2003. At the same time, he has the features of a benign human coronavirus HCoV-HKU1.

Scientists have estimated the ability of coronavirus to maintain infectivity for days

It is noted that the SARS virus is not very contagious, but has a high mortality rate (about 10%). HCoV-HKU1, in turn, is highly contagious, but almost harmless. This combination makes the new coronavirus highly contagious and hazardous to health, scientists conclude.

The distribution of coronavirus Covid-19 in the world

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The authors of the study concluded that the virus causing COVID-19 is dangerous for primates, cats, ferrets and minks, as their cells have receptors similar to human ones.

In March, scientists from the National Institute of Allergic and Infectious Diseases of the United States reported that coronavirus is able to maintain infectivity outdoors for several hours.

On some surfaces, such as cardboard, the virus remains contagious for 24 hours. On plastic and stainless steel, the virus will be infected within a few days. Coronavirus lasts about four hours on copper, and three hours in the air.


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