9 Oct, 2021

A new visa procedure is being prepared in Russia

Russian authorities are developing a new procedure for entering and leaving the country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday. According to him, a new approach is being prepared on behalf of President Vladimir Putin.

“On behalf of the President, the Ministry of Internal Affairs is preparing a transparent, comprehensive approach on how we ensure entry and exit from the Russian Federation, we want these procedures to be transparent,” Lavrov said.

Now there is an agreement, and this process will take “a couple more months”, quotes the minister “Interfax”.

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Telegram messenger launched advertising messages in test mode. According to the Durov Code channel, sponsored posts will be posted by Telegram itself, not by channel administrators. At the time of testing, only Telegram will receive profit from advertising, and the messenger will share the income with the owners of the channels where the sponsored messages are posted after it covers the main costs.

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Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has become a member of the board of directors of the Russian company Delimobil, which previously announced its filing for an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.

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US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland will travel to Moscow on October 11, the State Department said.

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The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed the agreement on the arrival of US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland in Russia on October 11-13 for talks at the Russian Foreign Ministry, as well as meetings with officials in other departments.

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Joe Biden congratulated Novaya Gazeta editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov and Filipino journalist Maria Ressa on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Biden said that the prize was deserved because Muratov and Ressa “are fighting on the first line for the very idea of ​​truth.”

“I applaud the Nobel Committee for recognizing the extraordinary work of Ressa and Muratov and for bringing more attention to the growing pressure on journalists, free press and freedom of expression around the world,” the president said, adding that Ressa and Muratov had been working to investigate cases of abuse of power. demanded transparency and exposed corruption.

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The Russian list of foreign media agents also included the “Caucasian Knot” and the head of the Center for the Protection of the Rights of the Media Arapova. Of the journalists on the list:

Daniil Sotnikov – “Rain” * (previously worked in “Project” **)
Elizaveta Surnacheva – “Present Time” * (previously worked in “Project”)
Andrey Zakharov – BBC Russian Service (previously collaborated with Project)
Roman Pearl – “Present Time”
Tatiana Voltskaya – Radio Liberty * and Sever.Realii *
Ekaterina Klepikovskaya – “North. Realities”
Elena Solovieva – “North.Realities”
Evgeny Simonov – Coordinator of the Rivers Without Borders coalition

In addition, Memo Limited Liability Company and the American company, owner of the M.News Internet edition, were included in the register.

* recognized as “foreign agents”
** recognized as an “undesirable” organization

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Rosprirodnadzor has compiled an environmental rating of the main polluting cities in Russia, said Svetlana Radionova, head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources.

The rating includes Norilsk, Cherepovets, Novokuznetsk, Lipetsk, the urban-type settlement Reftinsky in the Sverdlovsk region, Mezhdurechensk (Kemerovo region), Magnitogorsk, Vorkuta, Ufa and Angarsk (Irkutsk region).

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In Altai, in the Tomsk region and Transbaikalia, air transportation on local routes has been stopped, writes RBC. The only carrier in these regions is Siberian Light Aviation (SILA) and its subsidiary Aeroservice. During the fall and winter seasons, flights are often the only way to reach many of the remote areas in these regions. The re-equipment of a small airport in accordance with new security requirements, for example, the installation of a fence around the perimeter and the introduction of an access system, requires from 13 to 50 million rubles.

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Western sanctions on the supply of components for space technology to Russia and the production of some components on the territory of Ukraine have created difficulties in ensuring the maintenance of the Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS), RSC Energia said

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Almost half of Russians (45%) are ready to move to another region in search of work, according to the HeadHunter study, which RIA Novosti has. More often than others, IT specialists are ready for this (60%), sales managers (54%), accountants (49%), and administrative personnel (46%). Lawyers (15%), bankers and financiers (13%), students and young professionals without experience (9%) are less likely to change the region for the sake of work.

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Xi Jinping has pledged to reunite with Taiwan.

“Taiwan’s separatism is the biggest obstacle to homeland reunification and the greatest hidden threat to national revival,” said Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.

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The maximum unemployment benefit for Russians will increase in 2022. Immediately after registering as unemployed in the first three months, citizens will receive up to 12,792 rubles. Now the size of the maximum unemployment benefit is 12 130 rubles, which corresponds to the minimum wage in 2020

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Gazprom was caught in fraud on the European gas market

Due to the sharp reduction in gas supplies to the EU countries, Gazprom was caught in fraud with the creation of an artificial shortage of fuel for the speedy launch of Nord Stream 2. Radio Poland reports.

According to analysts, Gazprom expects that the current shortage of gas in the European market, which, in turn, has led to a rapid rise in fuel prices, will force the EU to accelerate the certification process for Nord Stream 2. According to them, the situation of “excessive dependence of the EU on Russian gas” allows the Kremlin to exert pressure or even blackmail European countries in this matter.

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The Kirovsky District Court of St. Petersburg decided to close the hearings on the case of Valery Pshenichny, an IT entrepreneur who died in the pre-trial detention center, and Gleb Emelchenkov, an engineer at the Admiralteyskie Verf shipyard, from listeners and journalists. This was reported by “Mediazona” with reference to the lawyers of the accused Vitaly Ivashkov and Stanislav Zhuravlev.

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Six foreigners were detained in Turkey on suspicion of espionage, media reported. According to CNN Turk, weapons and Russian passports were found in their possession, but it is not yet clear whether the documents are original or fake.

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The first president of Iran, Abolhasan Banisadr, has died, IRNA reported. He was 88 years old.

Banisadr became the first democratically elected president of Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. On June 21, 1981, the Mejlis (parliament) of Iran impeached him “for activities directed against the Muslim clergy.” Then Banisadr left for France, where he was granted political asylum.

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The government has approved a bill on benefits for the import of technological products into Russia. The solution will help stimulate the implementation of investment projects to create new electronic industries.

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Lebanon was left without electricity due to the shutdown of two of its largest power plants, which is caused by a shortage of fuel, according to Reuters. According to reports, the outage could last “several days”.

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The Taliban (the movement is banned in the Russian Federation as a terrorist movement) stated that they are not going to cooperate with the United States in the issue of containing IS terrorists (banned in the Russian Federation) in Afghanistan, they intend to confront them on their own

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