The last plant was closed: how Russian sprats crowded out the pride of Latvia


Panic in Latvia. The last fish processing plant in the country, which produced sprats famous throughout the USSR, was closed. Instead, Russian sprats from the Bars company from Kaliningrad appeared on the shelves of the Latvian republic. How did this become possible?


After the liquidation of "RAF", "Radiotekhnika", the Riga Carriage Works, the Dairy Cannery and the famous in the Soviet period "Dzintars" sprats remained, probably, the only sensible and popular brand of "independent" Latvia. But official Riga, with its ill-conceived policies managed to finish him off too. In this case, several factors developed at once.

At firstLatvia has responded for its consistent Russophobic policy. As the owner of Kolumbija Ltd, which produced Riga Sprats, explained, Russian counter-sanctions have taken 80% of the traditional sales market from the last fish processing plant in Liepaja. In recent years, the company has tried to survive with the remaining 20%.

Secondly, the revival of production was prevented by the European rules for the formation of prices for electricity. Renewable “green” energy (biogas, small hydroelectric power plants, wind farms, etc.) is extremely popular in the EU today. Unfortunately, the cost per kilowatt is significantly more expensive than more traditional generation. Therefore, under pressure from Brussels, since 2008, consumers have to pay the Compulsory Purchase of Electricity Component (KOZ), which is included in the tariff and is directed to subsidize VOI. Because of this, the price of electricity for industrial production has become high, making it unprofitable. The Liepaja Metallurg plant has already become one of the victims of the “green”. The representative of the enterprise stated directly:

The losses are created by the high electricity price - € 90 per megawatt hour (MWh). With such a price, production is not very profitable, so you need to think about reducing it.

But he was not heard, and the plant was closed, and its equipment was sold out. The owner of the fish processing enterprise, Igor Krupnik, stated similar difficulties. In addition to expensive electricity, the high cost of gas hinders the development of industry. There is an opinion that it is the Latvian authorities themselves, closely connected with the owners of fashionable "green" power plants, are lobbying KOZ to the detriment of their own producers. A year ago, with a scandal, the minister was removed economics Ralph Nemiro, who was planning to abandon the invoice tariff, and his adviser and lawyer Pavel Rebny was brutally killed.

Thirdly, the coronavirus pandemic has done its dirty work, which further reduced the profitability of the business. The country's authorities demonstratively tried to "help" Kolumbija Ltd by providing compensation to the company for three spring months in the amount of 20%, but they did it in a very peculiar way. It turns out that only two days were mockingly allotted to all organizational and legal issues, because the management simply did not physically have time to use such "help".

At last, the history of the famous enterprise naturally ended with the fact that professional liquidators came to it. Initially, the plant was serviced by SEB bank, but they did not show understanding for its financial difficulties, offering to close the loans ahead of schedule. The new bank Trasta komercbanka, which began to go bankrupt in 2017, was not lucky either. It should be noted that the former mayor of Liepae Uldis Sesks tried to defend the company against creditors, but the new owner, represented by Citadele Bank, decided to sell the plant.

As Igor Krupnik himself explains, “business” in the field of insolvency administration is very popular in Latvia. This is done by professional lawyers, usually closely associated with the authorities. They are not interested in any production, it is profitable for them to sell the troubled enterprise as soon as possible in order to receive their interest from the transaction. The result is natural: the last producer of "Riga Sprats" is closed, people were left without work. The entrepreneur himself now intends to move to Israel. According to him, in Latvia no one needs any business today, here everyone is run by insolvency administrators.
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  1. boriz Online boriz
    boriz (boriz) 24 September 2020 11: 54
    +3
    .. the history of the famous enterprise naturally ended with the fact that professional liquidators came to it.

    Professional liquidators came to Tribaltica. The territory is being cleaned up. For what purpose? The question is open. Or simply so that the resurgent Russian empire does not leave any resources, even human, some problems. Whether it is true, as the conspiracy theorists write, the cleansing goes under the resettlement of Israel, and the population is cleared in revenge for the anti-Semitism of the World War II. As for me - than to have Israel in our neighbors, it is better to arrange a nature reserve there, to the delight of Greta Thunberg. These guys have proven themselves to be very restless for 70 years. And now times are coming hard, every man for himself at the expense of neighbors.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 24 September 2020 14: 54
    0
    Oh, how hard it is to live in the Baltics. That is why their entrepreneurs were drawn to Russia ... Or Israel?
  3. Nikolay Malyugin (Nikolai Malyugin) 24 September 2020 18: 22
    +1
    I don’t know what kind of production I bought sprats, but excuse me, not sprats. And even before the Soviet ones, it’s like the moon.
    1. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
      Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 27 September 2020 21: 19
      +1
      And you don't buy frozen fish sprats. In Moscow, good sprats cannot be produced, there is no sea there. Buy Kaliningrad canned food, or canned food made in other Russian port cities and the fish there will be quite adequate
  4. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 24 September 2020 19: 17
    -1


    To paraphrase Efremov - Marzhetsky, of course, is right ... But he is wrong, comrades judges ... Then I quote Dmitry Sevastyanov - a lot, but the words cannot be thrown out of the song - everything is in essence.
    Economical geography. The worse it is with the industry in the Russian Federation, the longer and more despondent are the rubbing and discourse on the topic of a closed sprat plant in Latvia. The production of sprat was closed in this country. Prior to that, the EU did not ban sprats, but only pointed out the exorbitant concentrations of carcinogens in this type of smoking and asked to reduce their intensity. But capitalism is either profitable or not profitable. And so the plant in Liepaja was closed. I am not going to teach the life of people whose president, by the way, does not look like the authoritarians Putin and Lukashenko. In Latvia, the president quietly resigns if he loses the elections for a second term and that's it.

    Country GDP growth.
    2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
    17,852 19,816 21,318 22,449 23,559 24,708 25,716 27,685 29,901 31,49

    And at the expense of factories. Well, the unprofitable enterprise was closed, while others are working. Let's say they have the largest drug production capacity in the Baltics, two large and successfully operating factories. The largest wood processing plant in the Baltics. There are also many small food factories operating, dairy products are sold throughout the EU and the USA with Israel. They make electronics for internal needs, including routers, Internet systems. And so there are 1 of them, plus salaries in the old EU countries are much higher and of course young people are tearing their claws hard to hack money, as long as it makes sense because of the difference in living standards in the same Norway, Germany and Switzerland.

    Other confuses me. Why are the ardent critics of the regime in Latvia, which is not unprofitable and their country in terms of human development is 39th in the world (Russia is 49th), so cruelly shut their eyes to their own country? Back in the 1990s, everything was closed in most of the country. Whole regions are plunged into stench, glory, pestilence and poverty. From the same Arkhangelsk region, Ivanovo, Ryazan, Vologda, Pskov, Bryansk, Kurgan, Tuva, in general in the Caucasus in terms of human potential development, you can get as much as in the Central African Republic or Peru, that is, not enough. I am extremely amused by the patriotic screeching about the Balts who have lost everything, against the background of 70% of factories that have long been closed even in Moscow. Even the "Khrunichev" plant is already in the deepest financial outage, it is totally unprofitable and is not able to do anything efficiently, there are no people, salaries are ugly low.

    You are my patriots. Well, where does arrogance in you for the two millionth Latvia come from? She lives better than you, she is less than you and at the same time she steals from herself much less. She doesn't have that kind of corruption. It is scary to enter the Tambov region, there are no roads, no work, everything is broken and 95% of the region's territory lies in deep poverty. But as soon as the plant is closed in Latvia, a hysterical screeching rises that the Balts are now definitely cranky. In Chechnya, your guy is put on a bottle, but sprats in a foreign country cause much more worries. There are no jobs and no prospects in Omsk, but worries about the fate of poor Latvians, who easily get 3–4 thousand euros a year to earn money in Scandinavia, bother you much more.

    In an average Russian city with a population of up to 500, there is absolutely nothing to do either in terms of work or in terms of prospects, however, the troubles of the "poor" Balts from some kind of fright become much more important and little people foam at the mouth on the subject of the dying Balts, although they are they just work and make money. Everything that a Russian can count on is Maskva money-right. But he cannot go to the EU, the same Ivanovo or Saratov man cannot just go and hack to death in Poland. The snout did not come out, or rather a visa. And any Balts can. All of Russia outside of large cities has long been hooked on watches, money in 000% of Russian cities simply cannot be earned, there is no work! No and never will! People in tens of millions ride to Maskva, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Yekaterinburg and so on. Because there is nothing in the native village besides the howling wind.
    And at the same time a Latvian will hack to death for a month under 3 euros, and a great Russian patriot at best 000 rubles, sometimes some receive under 40, but let's say gas welders and so on. And that's all, sotyga is straight to tear my snout, this is the king in his dear Ryazan-Bryansk-Kurgan, in Ryazan even 000 is a joy today. And the Baltic states, in the same way, take away to their storehouse only 100 - 000 thousand re. Oh yes, Latvians are dying out and suffering under the EU heel.
    This "joy" reminds me of the grin of a hungry dog ​​... This is not joy, but impotent envy. Because the sprat plant clearly did not determine the politics and economy of developed Latvia.
    1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
      Pishenkov (Alexey) 24 September 2020 23: 24
      +1
      I rarely agreed with you, but now, unfortunately, you are basically right about the situation in the Russian Federation. recourse
      The only thing I will correct you a little about Latvian welfare is that the figures you cited for the rise in GDP are largely paper fiction - they are not achieved at all due to production and not even due to trade, but largely due to the transfer of large sums of money from the EU, same to Russia until recently.
      In the eastern territories of this country, without leaving the Schengen area, you can safely make films about the USSR - everything looks exactly the same there, only if you remove 20-30 year old foreign cars from the streets, you get a scoop of the late 80s, even a Zhiguli , "Muscovites" and broken-down GAZs and ZILs with blue cabins are still found. And only Riga "lives" there more or less too. And what about the Latvian migrant workers making money in Scandinavia or Britain, yes. Only they pay taxes from this in the same place, and they also leave most of these grandmothers there - life is not cheap. And they send something home to their old parents or relatives, maybe they put it aside for retirement in their homeland, although many who succeed and have enough qualifications settle in the West. So there is no particular benefit to Latvia from this, I'm not talking wealth. The standard of living in the capital is lower than in large cities of the Russian Federation, I am silent about Moscow in general. And in the country, on average, we can compare with the Russian ... And there is also enough broken-down everything there, and there is no work in the villages either ...
      But if in Russia, under a certain scenario, the path to independent development of welfare still exists, then in Latvia it simply does not exist. All hope is for Euro-subsidies. But the people there are few, the needs are modest, so it is still easier for Western Europeans to close everything there so that they do not create competition, and it is banal to feed the Latvians. The only problem is that in the EU now things are getting worse with the money themselves, and how this will all turn out for the Balts is unknown.
      1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
        Pishenkov (Alexey) 25 September 2020 00: 12
        +3
        PS ... and Polish sprats are already being sold throughout Europe - they have a stronger lobby in the EU wink friendship is friendship, and canned food apart. Only business and nothing personal laughing
      2. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
        Marzhecki (Sergei) 25 September 2020 08: 12
        -1
        Quote: Pyshenkov
        And what about the Latvian migrant workers making money in Scandinavia or Britain, yes. Only they pay taxes from this in the same place, and they also leave most of these grandmothers there - life is not cheap. And they send something home to their old parents or relatives, maybe they put it aside for retirement in their homeland, although many who succeed and have enough qualifications settle in the West. So there is no particular benefit to Latvia from this

        Well you put Mr. Liberal in his place. smile They love to tell beautiful fairy tales, forgetting to mention something significant.
    2. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 25 September 2020 07: 56
      +2
      Quote: Igor Pavlovich
      Other confuses me. Why are the ardent critics of the regime in Latvia, which is not unprofitable and their country in terms of human development ranked 39th in the world (Russia is 49th), so cruelly shut their eyes to their own country?

      I will say for myself personally. I am not a critic of the regime in Latvia. I am a good journalist and I try to write honestly about what is happening in every country, including mine. For which they often throw mud at me here all sorts of "three-two-times" ...
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 25 September 2020 20: 20
        0
        I will say for myself personally. I am not a critic of the regime in Latvia. I am a good journalist and I try to write honestly about what is happening in every country, including mine. For which they often throw mud at me here all sorts of "three-two-times" ...

        Who told you such nonsense? smile Do not believe this person probably needs something from you winked
      2. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
        Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 27 September 2020 21: 21
        +1
        And what is good about a patient with Russophobia, in fact a fascist regime in Latvia, which honors Hitler's bandits ?!
    3. antibi0tikk Offline antibi0tikk
      antibi0tikk (Sergei) 25 September 2020 11: 26
      +5
      Eka you fucked up! I wrote so many letters, so many clever words and different numbers! Well, you can see right away - not a lazy person! And it seems that you can already respect for this! Yes, that's just the truth in these words and tsiferki is not enough ..... And about the roads, and about salaries, well, about the prospects. In general, only one liberal groan.
      I will not discuss all of those fabrications and question all those numbers. I'll tell you differently. I work as a design engineer (electrical and low currents, if anyone is interested). I work as a freelancer (IP specialist). In my work, I often have to wander on business trips. Over the past six months - Novy Urengoy, Surgut, Irkutsk, Samara (Togliatti), Tver, Naberezhnye Chelny. I communicate with different people, both with directors and with ordinary workers. I see with my own eyes and hear with my ears what is happening far from

      Maskvu, Peter, Kazan, Yekaterinburg and so on

      Not from TV, not from the Internet. I repeat once again: with my eyes and my ears. And there is work, there are not enough workers, and the roads are quite normal (I will not lie, but 500 km to Urengoy the road is fig, a scow with wall blocks arrived, but there was a lot of fighting, blocks with chipped corners or just cracked), and people in "Maskkva" they do not rush, there is enough work at home. The prices in the shops are quite reasonable. I will not argue, there are many vacancies with a salary of 20k, but here it would be more appropriate to look at the total family income. For example, a man earns 100k, he has enough to feed his family, and his wife will go to any job so as not to stay at home, and if they give at least some money for this, then this is no longer vital money, but a kind of bonus. So-so example, of course, but from a personal one - the guard in the kindergarten of my youngest daughter gets about 25-30k. It seems to be a penny for a hard-working man, but he lives in the same garden, the office provides him with uniform, food - the cooks feed him. As a result, he can send his entire salary to the stash.
      In general, I got carried away with something. Yes, and you cheered a bit with a lie. There are more prospects in Russia than in Europe. I do not care about Latvia, and the whole Baltic States and Europe! It's just that their factories are being closed, while ours are building and modernizing. A lot is being built, I know from myself.
      1. Homeless Offline Homeless
        Homeless (Vladimir) 25 September 2020 22: 17
        +1
        Bravo! and in Latvia, in Riga itself, all the roads are in the ass, in the regions in general there is a guard. Live for Russia and Russians and live!
    4. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 25 September 2020 20: 14
      +4
      I am not going to teach the life of people whose president, by the way, does not look like the authoritarians Putin and Lukashenko. They have a president quietly resigning in Latvia, if he loses the election for a second term and that’s it.

      Why not? For some reason you consider it possible to teach us.
      And here Lukashenka, I don't understand, why not Trump? A minority voted for him, nevertheless someone with a "brazen red muzzle" is shamelessly rushing to the second line.
      I don't know who their president looks like, very few people are interested in the headman of the farm. We also have events of a similar scale smile



      Country GDP growth.
      2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
      17,852 19,816 21,318 22,449 23,559 24,708 25,716 27,685 29,901 31,49

      What your numbers mean is not clear request What is this anyway? Growth you say?
      In 2009, it collapsed by - 26,63%, in 2019 it almost returned to the pre-crisis level, but bad luck, again in the red, by - 8,6%

      https://knoema.ru/atlas/%D0%9B%D0%B0%D1
      %82%D0%B2%D0%B8%D1%8F/%D0%92%D0%92%D0%9F

      http://www.finmarket.ru/database/news/5215853

      What will happen when subsidies run out, I don’t presume winked

      And so there are 1 of them, plus salaries in the old EU countries are much higher and of course young people are tearing their claws hard to hack money, as long as it makes sense because of the difference in living standards in the same Norway, Germany and Switzerland.

      Apparently already less and the population is decreasing every year. By the way, he left the USSR with a population of 3 million, in 2004 - 2,2 million, now 1,9. According to the UN forecast, the population of Latvia will decrease by more than 2050% by 22

      The population of Lithuania and Latvia will decline the most in the world by the middle of the century - despite the fact that these countries have already firmly established themselves in the ranking of world leaders of depopulation.

      https://www.rubaltic.ru/article/politika-i-obshchestvo/21062019-oon-pokazala-strategicheskuyu-obrechennost-pribaltiki/

      Another confuses me. Why ardent critics of the regime in Latvia, which is not unprofitable

      Why lie? Subsidies on average 3% of GDP
      They received 3,9 billion euros from the Cohesion Fund intended to close the gap with other members of the organization alone, which is about 400 million euros or 0,5 billion dollars annually.

      https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/videos/movie/expost2007_2013/latvia_2007-2013.mp4

      And then there is the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund Plus (ESF +), the Internal Security Fund (VSF), and so on.

      and their country in terms of human development in 39th place in the world (Russia in 49th) so cruelly closed their eyes to their own country?

      How loud it sounds, surpassed in the Human Development Index fellow You yourself can clearly explain what these words mean? The report indicates that they have better in 2018
      The Gender Inequality Index is:

      a composite indicator that measures inequality of achievement between women and men across three dimensions - reproductive health, empowerment and labor market.

      Can you explain to us what is the pride of the Balts?

      She lives better than you, she is less than you and at the same time she steals from herself much less.

      She steals less from herself solely because of the smaller volume, there is nothing corny to steal. Everything is stolen before them. At the same time, they managed to steal from the country the most important thing - the future.

      It is scary to enter the Tambov region, there are no roads, no work, everything is broken and 95% of the region's territory lies in deep poverty.

      Are you lying again? smile Please provide data source winked

      In Chechnya, your guy is put on a bottle, but sprats in a foreign country cause much more worries.

      What tells me, if you try to put a guy on a bottle in Chechnya, it will most likely end up in your pampered European body. lol

      There are no jobs and no prospects in Omsk, but worries about the fate of poor Latvians, who easily get 3–4 thousand euros a year to earn money in Scandinavia, bother you much more.

      Omsk, of course, does not live richly, but toilets do not go to Europe to wash. 3-4 thousand euros a year may be money for you, but they will not be able to live on it for half a year, just physically, because the prices are different.

      From January 1, 2020, the monthly non-taxable minimum of the personal income tax payer is 695 euros

      In an average Russian city with a population of up to 500, there is absolutely nothing to do either in terms of work or in terms of prospects, however, the troubles of the "poor" Balts from some kind of fright become much more important and little people foam at the mouth on the subject of the dying Balts, although they are in fact they just work and kick the bucks.

      You're lying again. smile I myself live in such a city.

      But he cannot go to the EU, the same Ivanovo or Saratov man cannot just go and hack to death in Poland. The snout did not come out, or rather a visa. And any Balts can.

      Your “snouts” are in demand in European strawberry fields and pigsties. We have nothing to do there.

      All of Russia outside of large cities has long been hooked on watches, money in 90% of Russian cities simply cannot be earned, there is no work! No and never will! People in tens of millions ride to Maskva, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Yekaterinburg and so on. Because there is nothing in the native village besides the howling wind.

      Actually, you're lying again, but that's not the point. So, in your opinion, it’s wonderful to work in Europe, but to go on watch is disgusting?

      And at the same time a Latvian will hack to death for a month under 3 euros, and a great Russian patriot at best 000 rubles, sometimes some receive under 40, but let's say gas welders and so on.

      3-4 thousand give them for unskilled labor? For washing pots and so on? How much can be the same. The price level is different.

      And that's it take it straight break my snout, this is the king in his native Ryazan-Bryansk-Kurgan, in Ryazan even 20 in joy today. And the Baltic states, in the same way, take away to their storehouse only 000 - 250 thousand re. Oh yes, Latvians are dying out and suffering under the EU heel.

      In vain are you so, what if the "honeycomb" hears your prayers and still tears? belay Would you have gone to your Baltics to die out or something, since it is so wonderful there?

      This "joy" reminds me of the grin of a hungry dog ​​... This is not joy, but impotent envy. Because the sprat plant clearly did not determine the politics and economy of developed Latvia.

      And to me such statements remind me of the howl of a jackal feeling the close end.
      Russophobic and parting chukhonia must disappear and the remains of the farmsteads must be overgrown with grass. And so it will be.
    5. Yuri Bryanskiy Offline Yuri Bryanskiy
      Yuri Bryanskiy (Yuri Bryansky) 30 September 2020 22: 31
      -1
      Competently, but in the wrong steppe. They live off Euro-subsidies. It won't last forever. And the people left.
  5. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
    g1washntwn (George Washington) 25 September 2020 06: 08
    -1
    Directly in Zadornov's way:

    Our collective farm stood on the edge of an abyss, but over the past time has made a big step forward

    laughing