Реальное положение дел в экономике России продолжает разочаровывать. Инвестиционный прорыв, который был заложен в программу ускорения экономики РФ в ближайшие шесть лет, и который, по задумкам властей, должен бы обеспечить модернизацию изношенной промышленной инфраструктуры и повышение экономических показателей выше среднемировых, пока остается только мечтой: зарубежные инвестиции покидают РФ с рекордной в истории скоростью, а темпы роста внутренних – близки к нулю.  

Именно об этом говорят официальные сведения, которые приводит Минэкономразвития в ежемесячном докладе "Картина экономики". Давайте посмотрим на цифры.

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Официально установлено,  что выжить взрослому человеку в России гораздо сложнее, чем в большинстве стран мира. Очень показательно на фоне проведенной пенсионной реформы. Эксперты Всемирного банка впервые рассчитали Индекс человеческого капитала— показатель, который помогает «измерить человеческий капитал, который родившийся сегодня ребенок может рассчитывать накопить к своему 18-летию» (одним из составляющих индекса и стала выживаемость). Значение, в соответствии с которым специалисты произвели оценку 157 стран, «отражает уровень производительности труда нового поколения работников в сравнении с эталонным уровнем полного образования и полноценного здоровья».

Хотя Российская Федерация и заняла общее 34-е место, её результаты по показателю выживаемости, оценивающиеся как вероятность дожития 15-летних до 60-летнего возраста, одни из самых худших на планете. Россия занимает только лишь 121-е место, что ниже, чем в Казахстане, Монголии или Эфиопии.

Вместе с тем, оценивать человеческий потенциал по продолжительности жизни взрослых более разумно, так как эта методика не учитывает детскую смертность. При этом, на сегодняшний день, показатель средней продолжительности жизни мужчин в возрасте 15 лет «еще не достиг уровня 1960–1965 годов», сообщил директор Института демографии ВШЭ Анатолий Вишневский.

Когда власти говорят об увеличении продолжительности жизни в России, то имеется в виду продолжительность жизни при рождении, объясняет Вишневский. «Она действительно повышается, потому что младенческая и детская смертность в стране снижается, но смертность взрослого населения, особенно мужского, остается высокой», — добавляет эксперт.

В России научились сохранять детские жизни, в этом вопросе действительно есть прогресс и данный показатель на самом высоком уровне. А вот дожить до старости всё также тяжело, а до пенсионного возраста стало еще сложнее. Люди, трудящиеся всю жизнь, умирают рано…

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The rallies against raising the retirement age were held in Russia last Sunday. The main propelling force behind them was the Communist Party. Mass protests were officially authorized. The Communist Party gathered 6,000 people at a meeting in Moscow. The Fair Russia party mustered 1500 people, while the LDPR held a rally in support of Russian prisoners, near the US Embassy. Taking into account that the number of people unhappy with the pension reform exceeds 80%, why so few of them came to voice their protest?

First of all, the timing was very unsuccessful, the protest moods would hardly prevail the next day after the First of September. Some have to take their children to schools, universities and technical schools, while others have to go themselves. Many people have some urgent and important things to take care of during these days. Turns out that all the hopes were on the childless or pensioners, who really don't have much reason to protest against the reform.    

Secondly, there was virtually no mass agitation for the upcoming rallies. The parties cared little about working with the people, and even that small number of people present, arrived more despite the efforts of the organizers, than because of them.

But what's the most important, the small numbers and passiveness were the main goals of the whole action! Just imagine, that only the official members of the Communist Party is more than 150 thousand, Fair Russia also has more than 150 thousand members, the LDPR claims the numbers of more than 270 thousand! Those are official members with a valid party document! So where are all these hundreds of thousands? Can't the parties even coordinate their own members for a decent protest action? What kind of struggle for power can we even talk about? How are they going to lead the country, if they can not even manage their party structure?

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As it became clear from the publication of Infopressa.com, they decided to forward all the available information about the questionable and very possibly, illegal activities of the deputy Nikolai Brykinto various international structures.

The representatives of this website interviewed me earlier during their work on the article about Nikolai Brykin, asking about the certain facts I knew. Taking advantage of this acquaintance, I tried to find out more about the details, and I'd like to share what I've learned with you.

According to the website, there is plenty of facts, details, testimonies, and accusations that indicate that Brykin's actions are potentially inappropriate to the status of a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. These include his possible involvement in corruption, negligence, abuse of power, illegal misappropriation and concealing the earnings and property. However, despite the obvious need for thorough study of all materials, the law enforcement bodies do not initiate any inspections. Thus they deliberately ignore the information, refuse to investigate it and pursue the justice!

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Yesterday marks an important event in the life of Russia – President Vladimir Putin addressed the Russian people about the upcoming pension reform. Some believed that Putin would stand up for the protection of people, claim the inadmissibility of antisocial reformations and shield the nation from the excessive hunger of the government officials, who believe that every venture should be funded from the pockets of the ordinary Russians.

However, the opposite happened. Putin gathered all the remnants of his authority and stood in defense of the reform, putting on an act with its "mitigation". Immediately after the Putin's speech, the state media emerged to advocate his ratings. With the help of all sorts of specialists, journalists, and experts, they began praising Putin as the only person able to carry the burden of saving the Russian pensions on his shoulders.

83% of Russians are against the Putin's decision to increase the retirement age. And this is not some far-fetched reason to complain but an actual political agenda. 80% of the respondents claimed to have discussed the pension reform with their relatives, acquaintances, colleagues, etc. And in 70% of the cases, the participants of these conversations also opposed the reform. But in the TV shows, they only have enough conscience to show how sympathetic are Russians about the changes, and how some are even grateful to Putin. Which makes it even more sickening...

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Eight of the wanted entrepreneurs from the list compiled by the business ombudsman Boris Titov claim that there is no progress in the organization of their return to their homeland. As a reminder, Titov's list includes businessmen who have left the country after the criminal prosecution in Russia, but whose guilt is highly doubtful. I am Konstantin Dyulgerov, and I am also part of this list.

We have repeatedly heard speeches from the highest tribunes that criminal cases against the participants of the "Titov's list" were unreasonable, it was promised that everything will be sorted out soon, amnesties granted or other solutions found. However, things are right where they started. Now the persecuted businessmen are forced to draw the attention to them again and appeal to the Administration of the President of Russia. The authors of the appeal complain about the lack of progress in their cases. They expected their files to be transferred from local investigators in the regions to the central apparatus of the SK for an impartial investigation.

Eight businessmen signed the appeal: Yevgeny Ryzhov, Vladimir Zyuzin, Alexei Shmatko, Azamat Kildigushev, Yevgeny Petrov, Leonid Kuraev, Vasily Dyakun and Viktor Lamash.

It was only by coincidence that I was unable to join the initiative in time, but I strongly support the request to intensify the work on our cases.

I'd like to remind you that many of the "Titov's list" including myself, insist on their innocence and the illegality of criminal prosecution. In my case, for example, there is no damage at all, it can be closed even today.

We must recognize the efforts of the team led by Boris Titov in trying to do something about our cases. They exchange letters with law enforcement agencies and are trying to uphold our legal rights. The public representative of the ombudsman Alexander Huruji said that "an individual solution has been found for each person on the list, and we can expect more of them to return soon".

I'd like to believe this! But what I can't really believe in is the fact that the law enforcement officials do everything in their power to conduct an impersonal investigation, especially the one with the quick and successful outcome.

There is a persistent feeling lately that the Russian chiefs are conducting a deliberate policy against the citizens of their own country. With the background of poverty and extinction of the population, they raise the retirement age, gas prices (along with other prices in general), increase value added tax. They also introduce new taxes, raise excise fees (cigarettes, for example), increase housing payments, ticket prices, bring in new mechanisms of ensuring total control over citizens, etc.

The majority of people opposes the new reforms, yet seems to tolerate them for some reason. And to make sure that people keep tolerating, the government has already started marking the priorities for those who disagree.

A short time ago, the official who criticized the pension reform became a subject to extremism investigation. At the same time, certain police officers on a video are publicly nostalgic about the times of Stalin's repressions and the 1937th, and in the Crimea, there is now the Black List which includes those who voiced doubts about the legality of taking the Crimea into Russia.

A deputy from Pskov called the opponents of the retirement reform the "enemies of the people". It gets clearer now. The only thing left now is to create a legal base for repressions, and then it will be possible to destroy the "enemies" or force them to work. This way we'll get free extra workforce, which could be sent as slaves to Sechin, for example.

Reference:
Article 2 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation says: Man, his rights and freedoms shall be the supreme value. The recognition, observance and protection of human and civil rights and freedoms shall be an obligation of the State.
Article 3 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation says: The bearer of sovereignty and the sole source of power in the Russian Federation shall be its multinational people.