Doping samples of all athletes from past three Olympics should be re-analyzed ― lawmakerSport December 10, 2:01
Russia’s figure skater Medvedeva leads with world record after SP at Grand Prix finalsSport December 10, 1:28
Russian energy minister expects OPEC, non member countries to sign agreement on oil outputBusiness & Economy December 10, 0:46
40 ceasefire violations reported in Syria in past day ― Russian reconciliation centerWorld December 10, 0:02
Russia open for cooperation with IOC, WADA ― ROC presidentSport December 09, 23:44
McLaren’s report speaks for ‘fundamental attack’ on sports integrity ― IOC chief BachSport December 09, 23:08
McLaren report’s allegations to be taken to legal courts — former Sports Minister MutkoSport December 09, 21:41
Russia-Ukraine-EU gas talks to continue — EC energy chiefBusiness & Economy December 09, 21:11
Russian diplomat says concept of Syria’s moderate opposition has failedRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 09, 20:58
MOSCOW, July 30. /TASS/. The farmer from central Russian Kursk region, who appealed to the Russian president for help, was denied a banking loan because of a large debt, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday in reply to their morning request to look into the incident.
The Agriculture Ministry has probed into the incident upon a request from the Kremlin. "Things proved to be not exactly this way," Peskov said, commenting on a video address of Russian farmer from the Kursk region Anastasia Dolgopolova to President Putin.
It was found out that "her debts were running into astronomical figures," Peskov said. "Of course she was denied further crediting in line with all banking canons," he added, noting that the Agriculture Ministry was very swift in looking into the incident.
Student and farmer Anastasia Dolgopolova published an online video address to President Vladimir Putin, threatening to burn her family’s sixty-hectare cornfield after failing to secure bank and government agency support for young farmers.
"The harvesting campaign will start in some two weeks but I have no money and no strength for this," Dolgopolova said in her footage. "We’ve decided to burn this field." She said she had several times appealed to government agencies and banks, expecting support for young farmers.
"Unfortunately," deputy governor Alexei Zolotarev told TASS after visiting the farm, "Those we saw are, in fact, swindlers," adding that those involved had many debts.
"They have five lawsuits from five banks for over 1 million roubles ($16,700)," the official said. "Therefore, no one can give them loans," he added, noting that a criminal investigation was likely.
Meanwhile, the girl’s father, Sergey Dolgopolov, told TASS they had no choice but to burn the field. "The corn will slough anyway and we will not be able to sow anything on this field next year," he said.
But, said the deputy governor, "They have no corn, so there is nothing to burn". All 1,300 farms in the Kursk region were receiving support, he added.