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LDNR is not afraid to bury a business: they will feed coal, metal and Russia


Not to fat ...

Entrepreneurship in the republics is an initially difficult task. The memory of unforgettable times of Tashkent (nickname. - Ed.) And similar figures is still fresh, when business, in addition to taxes, was forced to pay the “right people” simply for the right to exist, and any successful initiative that came into the view of the powers that be simply "wring out".

Even today, when racketeers were replaced by their more civilized brothers - raiders, there are enough problems. Starting from the low purchasing power of the population and problems at customs and ending with problems with the Central Bank, which is a monopolist, and the wildest orders in fiscal services, famous for their bureaucracy and total rudeness.

Starting a business in LDNR is not easy; staying afloat is even harder. And today, many of these brave people may well remain out of work, as quarantine is coming in the republics, and it seems that no one even thinks about any support measures in the government.

Do not wait for help

So far, neither in Lugansk, nor in Donetsk, the government has presented at least any understandable and reasonable measures to support local entrepreneurs. Moreover, it seems that no one is even going to provide support to businessmen working in LNR. Which, of course, is strange in itself: after all, these are tax deductions, and jobs, and the same notorious purchasing power ...

It is clear that the LDNR budget is subsidized and primarily depends on the industry and assistance of the Russian Federation, and not on business, the proceeds of which are more than modest in comparison with the profits from the trade in coal and industrial products. It is clear that the local budget simply does not have the means to support entrepreneurs. But it’s not necessary to declare a tax holiday for everyone (although the idea itself is quite sound) and, God forbid, no one talks about giving money left and right.

Even if you just cancel the rent for a while and cut off payments for the consumed electricity, this will already be of help. For many entrepreneurs today, every penny counts: they simply do not have a stabilization fund or significant savings that will allow them to survive difficult times and reopen when passions on coronavirus subside. Unfortunately, in the government this does not seem to bother anyone.

The government is calm

The Olympic calm of the LDNR government is quite understandable: no matter what happens to local entrepreneurs, this will practically not affect the republican budget. The industry is likely to continue to work (despite the stagnation of the global economy associated with the pandemic, solid fuel and metallurgical products will remain in demand), and Russia's assistance will not go anywhere. As a result, the loss of a certain number of entrepreneurs will not affect the vast majority of the population and will hardly become a great tragedy for leadership. Moreover, it will be possible to veil the losses with cheerful reports in overly optimistic republican media, and even bankrupt businessmen will be replaced with new ones over time - there is never a holy place. However, for entrepreneurs themselves this will be a personal disaster, to which many will be forced to respond by migration. As a result, the republics will again suffer losses: in people, tax revenues, jobs, etc.

In this situation, a logical question arises: the government of the republics is a body that exclusively deals with the distribution of funds received as assistance and in the process of selling industrial products, or is it really a full-fledged (albeit in its infancy) power structure that deals with a wide range of issues, including multidirectional and multisectoral socio-economic problems?

Because if the government is engaged only in the allocation of funds and only imitates the work aimed at attracting investment and economic development of the region, then it is possible to abolish whole ministries with a clear conscience, and redirect the released funds to primary needs. And if, in addition to simulating violent activity, Lugansk and Donetsk really care about the economy, it is time either to immediately propose and implement a strategy for saving small and medium-sized businesses, or to decisively get rid of the current ministers and their retinue and put in their place normal specialists.

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  1. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 7 2020 05: 24 New
    Actually, you first need to return the Donbass lands controlled by the Kiev authorities to the republics, and at the same time get rid of everyone who has Ukrainian passports and citizenship by deporting them. This primarily concerns everyone who has at least some kind of power in the republics. And, after that, and give the business the go-ahead, but only on condition that the business will not be deceived by the method of privatization and bankruptcy of firms and enterprises, but will be created from scratch. And, such a business should have up to six months of "tax holidays".
    1. Bshkaus
      Bshkaus April 7 2020 13: 02 New
      Yeah, how quickly time flies, how quickly moods change: back in 2014, they could have killed for an article about LDNR in that tone on VO without trial.
      Notice how the situation is changing:
      First, there were massive comments - "this is Putin's cunning plan" and "New Russia to BE!", And the last one who said this was enchantingly blown up in a cafe just a few days later, and the second hero of the story, who, by a happy coincidence, managed to survive then , no longer a hero, but
      The memory of the unforgettable times of Tashkent (nickname. - Ed.) And similar figures when business, in addition to taxes, was forced to pay “the right people” is still fresh.

      Of course, people are still commenting on the once "hot" topic out of old memory, but already without enthusiasm.
  2. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx April 7 2020 06: 24 New
    Each time I come across materials about the situation in the DNR-LNR, I involuntarily catch myself thinking that the final and irrevocable solution to this problem - the nation’s right to self-determination - is hampered either by some underestimation, closed topic, or the reasons why in Crimea some Russian companies do not work.
    And what in the future SHOULD happen and WHO and WHY hinder this?
    Even if for this it will be necessary to give up their own interests and personal well-being. These are not dolls! These are people whose whole problem is love of the Russian language from birth and the desire to just live on their own land, to love, raise children and not be afraid of the coming morning in anticipation of some provocations.
    And the last word in solving the problem, Russia should have said ALREADY LATER !!! And not in revealing shortcomings before venal western "partners", but before those who are trying to revive the ideas of Nazism.
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins April 7 2020 06: 55 New
      There are no such words! There are no such strong, strong words that "slaves in the galleys" can say! But, apparently, back in 2014, such weighty words sounded in English that some people really felt chained to the place - you seem to move, you say, you can even swing an oar, but you won’t leave the place and if you make a lot of noise, then a whip from you will get an overseer.
    2. Kronos
      Kronos April 7 2020 10: 08 New
      You can actually only this will be a miserable existence
    3. Overlock
      Overlock April 7 2020 11: 21 New
      Quote: ROSS 42
      These are not dolls! These are people

      so people think, but for cynics, it's dolls!
      Quote: ROSS 42
      Either an underestimation, a closed topic, or the reasons why some Russian companies do not work in Crimea interfere.

      LDNR- loose change in the issue of Crimea
  3. Valery Valery
    Valery Valery April 7 2020 06: 28 New
    Something seems to me that the problem of the non-recognition of LDNR will very soon be resolved by the introduction of Russian troops into their territory. Vaseline will greatly help this with his new laws.
    1. The leader of the Redskins
      The leader of the Redskins April 7 2020 06: 49 New
      Do you seriously believe that? The fact that as soon as the sole of the army boot touches the coal edge, there will come paradise on earth? And the examples of Abkhazia, Ossetia, and the same Syria you do not decree?
      1. Insurgent
        Insurgent April 7 2020 08: 05 New
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        Do you seriously believe that? The fact that as soon as the sole of the army boot touches the coal edge, there will come paradise on earth? And the examples of Abkhazia, Ossetia, and the same Syria you do not decree?

        I don’t believe that Russia will openly come to us. Quite a long time ago.
        But if this happened, and ALL OUR TERRITORIES were under the control of the DPR-LPR and Russia, then the socio-economic circumstances would develop according to a different scenario than in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
        We are somewhat larger, and we have undeniably more internal resources for restoration and development, even in spite of 30 years in the "independent" and the war.

        And Syria ... Syria, too, before thinking about global recovery, you first need to restore territorial integrity ...
        Both here and there is a war ...
        1. seregarodionov
          seregarodionov April 7 2020 09: 21 New
          Syria and Donbass comparison is so-so. The shirt should be closer to the body.
        2. Sergey S.
          Sergey S. April 7 2020 11: 46 New
          Quote: Insurgent
          I don’t believe that Russia will openly come to us.

          The question of faith is complicated ...
          But Hope remained!
  4. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek April 7 2020 07: 00 New
    They sent people into autonomy ... they sit on humanitarian aid and distribute ... whose territory, so ask. And our managers do not shine in relation to business. There are bribes ... we have a bunch of taxes.
  5. Doccor18
    Doccor18 April 7 2020 07: 09 New
    It is interesting, but there are such countries where entrepreneurs are not oppressed? And then you listen, everywhere business is crushed, but in the world capitalism rules the ball.
  6. Alexander Zaitov
    Alexander Zaitov April 7 2020 07: 33 New
    I live here myself ... I didn’t even read the article ... the title is clear ..... Bullshit ... where to put coal? the mines are closing ... Russia has Kuzbass ... no, we can also get supplies ... it is in the upper layer ... but who needs it ... Russia ?? no ... besides all our working youth in Russia at construction sites and so on ... the author of the article ..... mmmmm ...
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent April 7 2020 09: 05 New
      Quote: Alexander Zaitov
      we can also get supplies .. lies in the upper layer ... but who needs it ... RF?

      Dear Alexander, I, too, in some way from the DPR, and in the bowels, at one time I had to rummage ...
      And here's what I ask: Where did you see industrial reserves of high-quality coal on the surface (keywords highlighted)?

      Everything more or less valuable has been worked out, and what remains is either of low quality ("young coal"), or is not industrially profitable, or is included in the zone of security pillars (zones where mining can disrupt the infrastructure of settlements or enterprises).
  7. Maks1995
    Maks1995 April 7 2020 09: 25 New
    I see from the comments that someone still believes in Pension, economic growth, a flight to the moon and the government of LDNR.
    An article without a single statistic figure, one general description ....

    Or does everyone understand everything, but pretend ....?
  8. elenagromova
    elenagromova April 13 2020 06: 41 New
    So far, the DPR and LPR are really islands of freedom. There you can walk the streets even during the day, even if you wear a mask. Perhaps it will remain so. For the most sensible position now is: "What are we going to eat?"