Putin has not decided whether to go to Davos

Russian President Vladimir Putin has not yet made a final decision about his participation in the Davos economic forum.

“Any decision the President has not been taken yet”, — said the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, answering the question.

In November last year, the forum organizers refused participation to Oleg Deripaska, Victor Vekselberg, Andrey Kostin. They were listed in the U.S. sanctions list. Meanwhile, later this then the ban was lifted.

Russian paper money turned 250 years
Russian paper money celebrate 250-year anniversary. As have told in a press-service “goznaka”, paper money was established in 1769 by the Manifesto of the Empress Catherine II.

“Empress December 29, 1768 (9 Jan 1769 new style) signed the Manifesto on the establishment of the “state-owned banks to the udders of notes”, giving rise to the circulation of paper money”, — noted in “Goznak”.

The printing of money happened on the Senate print shop, and the paper for the first Bank notes were done on paper mill at Krasnoe Selo. Later the manufacture of paper and the printing of money combined in the Expedition of storing state papers (now Goznak).

The FIU explained how will be appointed pensions

For appointment of insurance old-age pension in 2019 need to comply with the minimum requirements depending on the actual experience and the accumulated score, reminded in a press-service PFR. So, for retirement requires 10 years of service and retirement of 16.2 points. Raising the retirement age does not apply to disability pensions — they remain in full. In addition, the payments remain the same age limits for those who have benefits on early retirement.

Energy state-owned companies of Poland are forced to buy coal in Russia
Polish coal mines cannot meet the demand. State PGE and Tauron have resorted to buying raw materials from Russia.

“Not only the power, but the power industry is forced to use coal from Russia”, — reports the edition DGP.

By the end of 2018 coal imports to Poland amounted to 18-19 million tonnes, with more than 70% from Russia.

Apple and Samsung increased prices for equipment for the Russians

The cost of production of world leaders in production of equipment of Apple and Samsung in the territory of Russia grew on average by almost 2%.

So, the price of the iPhone Xs iPhone Xs Max Xr iPhone, Macbook Air, Apple Watch Series 4 rose 1.7% compared to December 2018, said RIA Novosti. For example, the price of the iPhone Xs rose to 89,481 thousand rubles with 87,99 thousands.

The press service of Samsung said that from 1 January the prices in the online store of the company on a number of models were adjusted with the increase in the VAT rate. For example, price Galaxy Note9 128 GB increased by 2.1%, 71.49 thousand rubles.

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