The figure of the day: only 0.025% of the total number of small businesses received the state aid
Only one out of 4,000 entrepreneurs succeeded to get a loan on the terms announced by the Russian authorities.
Vyacheslav Chernov, an entrepreneur and a civic activist from the Kemerovo region, made some simple calculations on his blog:
“"Russia1 TV channel released a film about the economic crisis accompanying the pandemic. Among the respondents there are were entirely the birds of the highest flight. In particular, it was reported that the total number of the subjects of the register of small and medium-sized enterprises in the country is 6 million. They employ 15 million people. Excluding self-employed.
According to the head of Sberbank, the number of small businesses among Sberbank clients who have access to loans at 0% within the framework of the package of measures taken by the government to support SMEs is 50 thousand companies. Applications for such loans were received from 5 thousand entities, and 1,5 thousand entrepreneurs received such loans. This is as of April 21st.
This is actually a state-owned bank - the largest lender, about the bank, which by its status shows the most loyalty and enforcement decisions of the country's leadership.
To date, the help of the state, in terms of measures related to support from the banking system, has benefited from 0.025% of the total number of small businesses through the country's largest bank. AAAAAA!!!!! I'm shouting! One out of 4,000 entrepreneurs was able to take out a loan on the terms announced by Putin.
Further, I only ask very indecent words, but I do not swear, so I'm sorry..."