SLIDES, February 18 - RIA Novosti. Grounds for additional indexation of pensions Russians this year is not, said the head of the Ministry of Labor Maxim Topilin reporters after a meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on social issues.Pension insurance more than 39 million Russian pensioners February 1, 2015 increased by 11.4% in line with inflation over the past year. As a result, the average size of indexing old-age pension insurance has reached, according to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, 12.9 thousand rubles.
According to the Law on State Pensions, the government may decide on additional indexation of social pensions from April 1, "taking into account the growth rate of the subsistence level in the Russian Federation over the past year."
"In 2015, the indexing performed at the level of inflation. We actuates how? February 1 this indexation to inflation, and if the income of the Pension Fund is higher than inflation, then there was a mechanism from 1 April. This year, in accordance with the law no such grounds because inflation was higher than the income of the Pension Fund. It will be in August recalculation of pensions working, but it is not indexed, it is simply recalculated "- said Topilin.
RIA Novosti-------------------------------------------------- -----------------Moscow. February 18th. INTERFAX.RU - Inflation in Russia from 10 to 16 February was 0.4%, Federal State Statistics Service said on Wednesday. In annual terms, inflation is close to 16%. For the year prices rose by 5.2% alreadyWeekly inflation became the lowest since mid-December, when a sharp devaluation of the ruble led to a record weekly price growth. So from 9 to 15 December, prices rose by 0.4%, and then 16 to 22 December immediately by 0.9%. The previous week 3 to 9 February inflation was 0.6%, at the junction of January and February inflation jumped to 0.9% for the week, mainly due to indexation fares in municipal transport.The main cause of decline in weekly inflation was a slowdown in prices for fruits and vegetables - 0.5% versus 1.5% in the previous week.Despite the decline in weekly indicators in annual terms, inflation continues to rise, as the weekly rate of price growth still remain abnormally high.Since the beginning of February, prices rose by 1.3%, since the beginning of the year - by 5.2%. As of February 17 last year, the rise in prices was 0.5% since the beginning of the month, and thus taking into account the annual inflation rate in January - 15% - this figure reached by 16 February 15.8%.Annual inflation is almost 1 percentage point exceeds the rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, which control 30 January contrary to the predictions of the market fell from 17% to 15%.Of certain categories of rice over the past week rose by 1.8%, frozen fish - by 1.7%, canned meat, margarine, pasta, candy and tea - at 1.2-1.5%. Simultaneously, pork prices dropped by 0.2%, chickens, eggs, buckwheat, vodka - by 0.1%.Increase in fruit and vegetable prices averaged 0.5%, including onion - 3%, carrots - 2.1%, cabbage and cucumbers - 1.4%. In this case, the tomatoes have become cheaper by 3.0%.Prices for gasoline and diesel fuel decreased by 0.1%.
The State Duma refused to raise taxes on the income of the rich18:27 / 02/18/2015
The State Duma rejected the bill on the introduction of Russian progressive tax scale. The bill was drafted, "Fair Russia". It introduced four levels of taxation. 13% (as now) would have to pay people with an annual income of up to five million rubles, 18% - with an income of five to 50 million, 23% - from 50 million to 500 million, 28% - more than 500 million.The document was submitted to the State Duma in the summer of 2014. Earlier the committee of the lower house of parliament on the budget and taxes recommended to reject the bill, as considered progressive scale inefficient and does not meet "the requirements of the constitutional principle of universality and equality of taxation."A similar bill was soon going to introduce members of the Communist Party. Communists believe that people with an income of less than 20 thousand rubles a month does not have to pay tax. Those who receive more than 400 thousand rubles - must deduct 35 per cent, according to RIA Novosti.