The only copy of an IKEA catalog with a gay couple on the cover that won in the traditional competition “Become the face on the cover”, sell at a charity auction. All proceeds from the sale of the catalogue will go to support charitable organizations, according to the portal Homoto.
In October, the activists participated in the campaign of IKEA, and 3 days after the publication of the rating, a picture of two men on the cover took first place in the voting. 27 Oct the won the competition with 6346 votes. This is the first case in modern Russia, when a gay couple won in the open competition, according to the portal.
IKEA has said it will not be to print photos of gay couples on the cover of the directory network, but at present the winners will receive a personal copy of the directory with your picture. The company noted that it had tried to provide equal conditions for all participants and avoid discrimination, said “Such things”.
The only published copy of the directory with autographs of participants and a photo from the personal archive sell at a charity online auction, which will be announced on 5 November. At the moment, the big bet is 4 thousand rubles.
The Director of the AIDS Foundation.Center Anton Krasovsky announcedthat the money will benefit three organizations: non-profit partnership “E. V. A.”, providing assistance to women with HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis, the Fund of assistance to people with HIV “Humanitarian action” and sci-profilakticheskogo project AIDS.Center.
October 26 became known that the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a new criminal case of tax evasion amounting to more than 32 billion roubles in the sale of IKEA Einrichtungs GmbH all shopping centres under its management in Russia.
From the decision follows that managers of IKEA Einrichtungs GmbH, an asset management company of the Swedish group in Europe, are suspected of evasion from payment of taxes from the organisation in especially large size (part 2 of article 199 of the criminal code).
According to the investigation, the violations were committed in the sale in 2011 IKEA Einrichtungs GmbH 14 shopping centers “Mega” and “Khimki Business Park” Dutch company Fuprin Holding VI B. V.
The transaction value amounted to 840 million euros, or 35 billion roubles, but, according to investigators, the market value of properties sold was almost five times higher – 162 billion. In addition, at closing the parties have violated the provisions of the agreement between Russia and Germany “for the avoidance of double taxation.” IKEA Einrichtungs GmbH before selling real estate was to open a representative office in the Russian Federation and to register, but this was not done, indicate in the decision the captain Yushkov.
IKEA has denied the charges, reported RIA “Novosti” with reference to the press release the law offices of AIB, representing the interests of Swedish companies. The company’s lawyers believe it then try to recover the already paid taxes.