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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Putin saved Vologda butter

For this decision for almost two years fought the whole Vologda oblast, the Russian popular front and… the “MK”.

What eventually played a role — the public opinion or the only phrase Putin that the sale is not worth the rush?

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

“Of course, played its role and public interest. There are companies that are trying to defend no less, but in the end they sell. In spite of any efforts. In the case of Vologda managed to save not only the plant itself, but primarily to protect the interests of the state”, – said the “MK” Anastasia Matulenko, head of the project of the Russian popular Front For fair procurement”.

This decision waited more than two years. Waited and couldn’t believe it. The plant was put up for sale, just half an hour before the auction was removed from the auction. Then again came a call from somewhere in the “top” and the fate of hundreds of workers and students of the country’s only dairy and meat Academy, which exists just at this plant, again hung in the balance.

But now I Uchebno-skilled dairy factory vsdfa them. Vereshchagin will not be sold. The only one that has the right to produce the present Vologda butter — this brand originally belonged to the state.

On the exclusion of companies from the plans on privatization, said today the representative of Rosimushchestvo, Mikhail Stepanov, citing the fact that the decision was taken at a joint meeting with the Ministry of agriculture. The long scandal with sale of the plant at the meeting announced the “talk of the town”. “We hope that the exclusion of the plant from the list of privatization — final since before the auction was not cancelled, and transferred. And now will be the decision of the Government about it,” Anastasia added, Matulenko.

“MK” also fights for the state for several years. Has its economic investigation. Since then, as it became known that at the very top lobbying and selling valuable state assets for pennies — 1 billion 80 million rubles. Initially, the assets of the plant was assessed even lower — just to 973 million. “Where are these evaluations and evaluators?” – resented at the meeting today.

And this despite the fact that every year the enterprise paid to the budgets of different tax rates of more than 90 million rubles

No matter what, factory sale seemed inevitable, and the desire to sell it somehow became manic. Although jointly by the Ministry of agriculture and the Federal property management Agency still has developed a program of further development of state-owned enterprises. Approval document sent to Dmitry Medvedev. Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister, signed the papers on that plant, it won’t happen.

And after all the trouble in February 2016, the plant was again put up for auction.

“Too little time left to stop this lawlessness”, — the workers collected signatures to petition to Putin, blocked the only thing in the village road. Unrest and protests reached its peak this winter. The assurances by sellers that employees do not face in the future — both worked and will work — don’t think it was possible…

Before that, in the Vologda region were destroyed and other dairies: in the ancient city of Belozersk, in the settlement of power, in the settlement of Kaduy. A few years ago privatized the same Cherepovets dairy plant, after which its production is like complaining about the locals, disappeared from stores.

The popular front held a round table on the example of Vologda businesses was shown all of the inefficiency (if not corruption) of the ongoing privatization of many state assets.

And yet it is unknown what ultimately saved Vologda butter is a struggle for plant workers, management and journalists or just one phrase of Putin, said in may this year on the Forum of the popular front in Yoshkar-Ola?

“If it really is an enterprise, which demonstrates the effective work, of course, in this context the question arises, – said the GDP. – I promise you exactly what I do, be sure to talk, look these results, and no rush here will not be exact and can be, and indeed the government will remove it from their perspective plans, at least for the near future.”

To date, the Ministry of economic development said that the plans for privatization of state property at 17-19 years of the Vologda factory, before ranking in the “execution” list at 14-16 years of misses.

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