Recently, we all started to ask ourselves how this could have happened (in connection with the latest events in Ukraine). Existing opinions, many - true, incorrect, official and not very much. God will judge and story.
As an ordinary man in the street, I always wanted to compare where it is better to work, live, study, relax - in general, look for spots in the sun. For my own, in general, not a short life, I traveled a bit, looked at it, and there. Immediately make a reservation “there” - this is the nearest neighbors, because the comparison with the Western world has always been incorrect, not because it’s too good, but because we are too different. Himself in business with 1994, he did not become an oligarch, but he found his niche. So, let's start with it, with a business in Belarus, without diagrams and diagrams.
Belarus 90-x in business, as in the minds - chaos, throwing, assaults, ups, downs. In general, everything is like everyone else, only in Russia it is possible to increase by an order of magnitude, and with Ukraine, perhaps, it was very similar. The process is long, painful, I checked everything on myself. At that time, they began to work “in a merchant's style”, they shook hands, they paid cash, they threw out goods to the markets, took off the cream, and so on. Taxes? Well, if only symbolically, so that there is something to show to the inspector and state to the public that, they say, I am crying. Yes, and the inspector worked ... on the linoleum in the new apartment. Volnitsa, Zaporizhzhya Sich, who is stronger and more durable, but who has "papik" from the party boyars ...
Somewhere in the middle of 90, we begin the process of tightening the screws in the business, the power in some hands. That's where it started. Were introduced clear conditions for work, total control.
After the crisis of 98, those who survived received a licensing system right up to retail, secured invoice forms (until now, they received only a passport through tax, they have several degrees of protection, a report on damaged forms). Systems of pre-trial confiscations of goods (an error in the invoice - confiscation, goods on the road without a certificate and a copy of the contract - confiscation, the presence of goods in stock without a copy of incoming documents - confiscation, etc.). Sometimes even the presence of complete "white" documents did not guarantee the "hit list". It got to the point of absurdity, brought it to a nervous breakdown. During this period, many transferred their business to other, more favorable regions. Those who remained, or those who had nothing else to lose - accepted the conditions, learned how to work, began to pay taxes, avoid gray schemes (very painful in the case of “hitting”). Of course, there are various exceptions, but for the most part small and medium-sized businesses in Belarus live according to strict laws. And I must admit that if you observe, then the problems become less.
Now about Russia, I will not talk about the past and the present, I will only spend a small stroke.
Until now, in order to receive goods from the Russian Federation, we sometimes have to demand the correct paperwork from the Russian side for days (everyone is just pretty ignorant optimists).
I agree, Russia has other sources of income, but even here it’s necessary to bring order (that’s why competent Belarusian managers are valued in the Russian Federation, after our “barracks” to your “student residence”!) But the law is felt, you can go left and right, and then execution. " I know that partners do not abuse and money is considered, and taxes are paid and worried about their checks.
In general, from the philistine point of view, the conditions are identical.
And now a completely unique domain - Ukraine. Most recently, a comrade from Rovno came and studied together. In business since the end of 90's. Customs - cash to the inspector, taxes - does not know how to pay, the accountant is absent, didn’t even ask about the invoices, this is how the 15 years work, and ...! This is how almost all the small and medium business of Ukraine works. They remained in the 90-x - in a merchant!
The order begins with the little things. Our attitude to children, old people, respect on the roads, social guarantees. But what kind of free European choice can the people and the state talk about, if at the usual, simple, philistine level they have a rejection of order and nihilism ?! Until the repressive mechanism of the state teaches the ordinary man in the street to respect the rule of law (so that the spinal cord can be felt), until the concept of “Ukrainian freedom” will correspond to the Chekhovian expression “This can not be, because it can never be.”
"This can not be, because this can never be"
- Ivanov Andrey