9 Ноя, 2021

Anti-Climate Lobby

A small list of companies — the main opponents of (presumably) all «green» from InfluenceMap, based on the analysis of comments on laws, messages from management, financial statements, media activities, etc.

It turned out that the strongest negative impact on the environment was caused by the ExxonMobil lobby.

Another oil company, Chevron, is closely behind the leader, and in general the rating is largely divided by traditional oil and energy companies (which is expected).

The only automaker, and even in third place at once: Toyota

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The Ural Federal University told RIA Novosti that it had ceased cooperation with the Oxford Russian Foundation (recognized as an undesirable organization in Russia).

Earlier Nikita Mikhalkov in his Besogon TV program said that the university received a grant of $ 193 thousand from the Oxford Russia Fund, which is funded by Khodorkovsky, and rector Koksharov was a scholar of the British John Smith Foundation.

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The Ministry of Justice of Russia included five people in the register of foreign media agents, among them lawyer Ivan Pavlov, who defended Safronov and headed the human rights association of journalists and lawyers «Team 29».

Also included in the register of foreign media agents are the former lawyers of Team 29 Valeria Vetoshkina and Maxim Olenichev, activist of the association Elena Skvortsova and Maxim Zagovora, who headed the information department of Team 29.

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The Polish authorities have informed that the protection of the Polish border has been strengthened due to reports of the desire of several hundred illegal migrants to cross it from the territory of Belarus. The border guards are assisted by 12,000 soldiers, an anti-terrorism group and police officers.

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Poland has been closing the Kuznitsa checkpoint across the border with Belarus since Tuesday in connection with the migration situation. You can cross the border at the points in Terespol and Bobrovniki.

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The State Border Committee of Belarus said that there are no objective reasons for Poland to close the Kuznitsa Belostokskaya checkpoint

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NATO accused Minsk of using illegal migrants aspiring to the EU as a «hybrid tactic» and declared the inadmissibility of such actions.

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Polish politicians criticizing Minsk for refugees need to recall their actions in Iraq, Zakharova said. She recalled that «more than two thousand Polish soldiers» invaded this sovereign state «to establish democracy.»

«Why not accept today at least the same number of» grateful Iraqis «whose ancestors did not dream of such a life, building their own in their own country, until the shameless democratizers broke in there?» — said the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

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The FBI has extended targeting to the Russian citizen Yevgeny Polyanin, who is suspected of extortion. The FBI suggests that Polyanin lives in Barnaul. According to the American authorities, he managed to get 13 million dollars from the victims of extortion, of which slightly less than half the FBI was able to find and confiscate.

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Board of Trustees of the Moscow Art Theater. M. Gorky, created in 2020 on the basis of the Institute for Cultural Policy Foundation, has severed relations with the theater. The message of UMMC, whose commercial director heads the board of trustees, says that about 150 million rubles were raised for the 2020/2021 season.

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The total cost of mortgage loans in Russia since the beginning of the year has grown by an average of 0.6 percentage points — from 8.6% to 9.2% per annum, the United Credit Bureau reported.

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Mikheil Saakashvili said that he was beaten after being hospitalized in a prison hospital. This was announced by the lawyer of the former Georgian leader Nika Gvaramia. According to the lawyer, Saakashvili refuses treatment in the prison hospital, does not take medicines and continues his hunger strike. He demands to see his doctor.

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The Georgian authorities accused Saakashvili of insulting the hospital staff. Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili inflicted «physical and verbal» insults on the prison hospital staff.

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The Soviet film «Secret and Clear. Aims and Deeds of the Zionists» is included by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation in the list of extremist materials. A linguistic study by the FSB found that the video contained «a negative assessment of Jews as a national group in general.» The film was released in 1973 by the Central Documentary Film Studio. The picture was not shown in wide distribution.

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A team of scientists from the University of Washington, together with promising start-up ZEVA Aero, have created a small electric vertical take-off aircraft designed for just one passenger. As a result of cooperation, a prototype of the car has already appeared. The currently presented eVTOL is capable of traveling through the air at a speed of 257 km / h for a distance of about 80 km.

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In Russia, for the first time, they were fined for the lack of marking on a natural person-foreign agent. The reason for the fine imposed on 80-year-old human rights activist Lev Ponomarev was that he did not indicate his status as a foreign agent in reposts.

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Belarus refused to supply electricity to Ukraine. Minsk made such a decision due to the lack of «economic benefits for exporting electricity» to the country, the Verkhovna Rada reported.

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The prosecutor’s office will appeal against the verdict of 17-year-old Gleb Borisov, the prosecution demands that the teenager be sentenced to seven years in prison instead of the five years probation assigned to him by the court of first instance. The court also ordered a payment of 427,000 rubles for car repairs

On January 23, Gleb Borisov was among those who threw snowballs at the FSB car on Tsvetnoy Boulevard. The appeal in the guy’s case will take place in the Moscow City Court on November 11.

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A court in the Jewish Autonomous Region has passed a verdict in the case of a priest and his bell-ringer assistant, who were accused of child molestation. Hieromonk Spiridon (in the world — Yuri Abramov) was sentenced to 18 years in a maximum security colony, the bell ringer Sergei Moos — to 12 years in a maximum security colony.

There are 53 injured minors in the case. “The priest has 51 episodes, the bell ringer has five. They committed two crimes together. The defendants partially admitted their guilt, ”the prosecutor’s office said.

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The United States has imposed sanctions against the Estonian crypto bank Chatex, which operates in the Telegram messenger and claims to have nearly 400,000 clients. Cryptobank trades 14 virtual currencies, its declared turnover is $ 165 million per year.

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Ethiopians picket the White House, accusing the American authorities of meddling in the conflict on the side of the rebels. In the north of the African state, fighting has been going on for a year between the Ethiopian authorities and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Tigray.

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Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielyus Landsbergis, due to the deteriorating situation on the EU border, called for Belarus airports to be included in the list of sanctioned objects

“All airlines in the world must understand that when flying to Belarus, they cooperate with the criminal regime,” the minister said, adding that the “Belarusian regime” continues to use airports to organize illegal migration.

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The American company Honeywell International announced the creation of a technology for deep processing of plastic waste in order to turn it into a raw material for fuel production. Details are not disclosed, it is only reported that the output will be an oil product that is suitable for use in oil refineries. Currently, the first plant for its application is already under construction, which will begin operation in 2023.

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The diesel fuel industry in Russia has rewritten a historical record for the second time in a week. A ton on the stock exchange costs almost 60 thousand rubles.
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Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, number 14 on Forbes’ list of richest Russians, continues to divest himself of assets in Russia. Prokhorov’s Onexim Group is negotiating the sale to the state of PJSC Quadra — one two dozen of the energy companies created as a result of the RAO UES reform in the 2000s.

According to Interfax, citing two sources familiar with the situation, the buyer of Quadra may be Rosatom. The deal has not yet been approved, the amount of about 25 billion rubles is being discussed.

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Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov commented on the investigation of Important Stories (the publication is included in the list of foreign media agents) and Transparency International Russia (also recognized as a foreign agent), which refers to officials at the level of ministers and governors who received multimillion housing subsidies as needy.

“Here the very formulation of the question is incorrect, firstly, officials do not have serious financial resources, there are indeed officials who have such funds, but such officials simply cannot use such support programs, but just those officials who do not have financial resources, do not others have the opportunity to start housing, ”he said.

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The capitalization of the global cryptocurrency market has reached a record $ 3.005 trillion, according to the aggregator of the cost of crypto assets CoinGecko. The CoinMarketCap service gives a different estimate of $ 2.862 trillion, but this value is also a record in the entire history of the service.

Bitcoin has the largest share of the cryptocurrency market: CoinGecko and CoinMarketCap estimate the currency’s capitalization at $ 1.26 trillion and $ 1.23 trillion, respectively. Aggregators estimate the value of bitcoin in the region of $ 65.5 thousand, which is 5.6-5.8% more than 24 hours ago.

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Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, who has ruled the country for 14 consecutive years, enters his fifth presidential term with an all-time high of support. This follows from the preliminary results of Sunday’s elections, which were announced by the Supreme Electoral Council of Nicaragua on Monday.

The opposition, most of whose representatives are either in prison or abroad, disagrees. Neither the United States nor the EU countries recognized the legitimacy of the elections either: the West considered the vote «mockery» and «farce.»

The Russian Foreign Ministry has already condemned such a reaction, and observers from Moscow who visited Nicaragua proposed to generalize the experience of this republic and use it in Russian practice.

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An online garbage supermarket was opened on Lake Baikal, where you can buy everything that is found on the shores of the lake: beer bottles, diapers, packages from chips and other discarded items.

“Buying a“ product ”, you pick it up from the territory of Lake Baikal,” the website says. However, each item can be asked to be delivered for real — in this case, the price will increase by 50,000 rubles.

The online store was opened by the Irkutsk regional environmental public organization «My Baikal», which has been cleaning the shores of the lake since 2013, and the communication agency SLD. The proceeds from the sale of garbage will go to help the activists of the organization.

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In Belarus, they explained where the migrants come from. Migrants arrive in Belarus on airplanes legally and «they have all the documents,» Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party, deputy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Oleg Gaidukevich told Gazeta.Ru.

“They fly to any country according to the law. But then they are already walking to the border. We cannot sort them at home, although this is an issue that can be resolved, ”the deputy said.

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Five parties in the Czech Republic have formed a coalition government. The corresponding agreement was signed in Prague on Monday, according to Czech Television. The agreement was signed by representatives of the SPOLU coalition (includes the Civil Democratic Party, Christian Democratic Movement and TOP 09), the Pirate Party and the STAN movement.

We will remind, during the parliamentary elections, which were held in the Czech Republic in early October, the opposition at the last moment snatched the victory from the center-right of the ANO Prime Minister Andrei Babis. As a result, SPOLU had 27.78% of the votes, ANO had 27.14%. The pirates, allied with the STAN movement, came in third.

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The French couple has sued compensation for damage to health from wind turbines. The court recognized the existence of «wind turbine syndrome» and awarded Christelle and Luke Fokaert 110 thousand euros. The couple’s lawyer claims that there were no such precedents before.

The Fokaerts complained that their health deteriorated after a forest was cleared between their house and six windmills located 700 meters away. According to the couple, they started having headaches, insomnia, heart problems, depression and nausea due to the noise and light signals from the wind turbines. Two years later, the Fokaerts moved elsewhere and all symptoms disappeared.

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Ethiopia. Rebels from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Tigray and the Oromo Liberation Army attack the capital, Addis Ababa. The United States is calling on all parties, including government troops, to stop fighting immediately.

In 1991, it was the coalition led by the Liberation Fronts of Tigray and Oromo and a number of other forces that overthrew the government of Mengistu. Tigrayans were included in the leadership of Ethiopia until 2018.

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The Lithuanian government decided to declare a state of emergency on the border with Belarus due to the flow of migrants

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The Belarusian Defense Ministry said that Poland had deployed 10,000 soldiers at the border and that this was considered a military activity, and Minsk did not receive notifications

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The migrants burned bonfires all night to keep warm, and Polish border guards did not stop monitoring them. Since yesterday, refugees from the Middle East have been storming the Belarusian-Polish border to penetrate into Germany. The Polish Foreign Ministry has already called for the introduction of sanctions against all individuals and legal entities involved in the crisis on the border. In total, according to the Polish authorities, there are about 4 thousand migrants near the border. Several thousand intelligence officers were involved in the protection of the site.

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The Investigative Committee of Russia has closed the investigation of a criminal case on tax evasion against a Krasnoyarsk businessman Anatoly Bykov, who was sentenced to 13 years in prison for organizing two murders in 1994. The Investigative Committee explained that the case was dismissed, as Bykov fully compensated for the damage.

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Japanese authorities have agreed to pay $ 880 for children under 18 as part of measures to support the population amid the coronavirus pandemic, Kyodo reported. Half of the amount will be sent to families with children in the form of a bank transfer, the other half in the form of coupons that can be spent on the purchase of goods.

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One in five employers have denied job seekers because of posts on social networks, according to a study of job search service SuperJob.

The fact that Internet activity can be tracked by an employer is taken into account by 39% of Russians. Every ninth respondent leads social networks without regard to what the employer thinks. For 6% of Russians, the situation with an employer viewing their social networks seems unlikely, 9% have never thought about it.

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Minsk rejects accusations of Poland in violation of the border by Belarusian military personnel and involvement in the migration crisis, the Ministry of Defense of the republic said.

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In the case of a major fraud in the construction of the Gazprom Arena stadium, the beneficiary of the Okhrana Group Alexei Kobyscha has been put on the wanted list, the source said. The UK will ask for the arrest of the beneficiary in absentia.

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Only 0.2% of Russians know exactly what data from a bank card and who should not be named. The rest have this knowledge in part and therefore may be vulnerable to telephone scammers, according to Visa
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Payment system Mastercard announced new partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region. MasterCard will launch cryptocurrency payment cards in partnership with Amber, Bitkub and CoinJar.

Customers will be able to apply for cryptocurrency credit, debit and prepaid MasterCard cards, which will instantly convert cryptocurrency into traditional fiat currency.

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Energy Minister of Belarus Viktor Karankevich and his Russian counterpart Nikolai Shulginov signed a protocol on the gas price for 2022, RIA Novosti reports.

“The Protocol determines the procedure for setting prices for the supply of natural gas to Belarus in 2022. The specific level of gas prices will be fixed in a joint document with PJSC Gazprom, based on the conditions of 2021, ”the Belarusian ministry said.

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Coal has no future in the EU’s energy system, said Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission, at a briefing at the COP26 climate conference.

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The EU has suspended the simplified visa regime for Belarusian officials.

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The Portuguese parliament passed a law prohibiting employers from calling or writing messages to employees outside of working hours, Euronews reported. For violation of the law, the employer may be fined.

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The State Duma voted for the adoption in the first reading of the bill on the abolition of mandatory technical inspection for passenger cars. The amendments provide for the abolition of mandatory maintenance for owners of motorcycles and cars of individuals who are not involved in the commercial transportation of passengers and goods.

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The Russian government has adopted a temporary procedure for registration at the labor exchange. Now the unemployed can register remotely, and all employment centers will gradually be transferred to a single digital platform «Work in Russia», said Mikhail Mishustin.

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The Moldovan authorities have more than doubled the gas tariff for domestic consumers — from $ 235 to 536 per thousand cubic meters. The energy regulator said that the new tariff can be considered high, but it is intended to balance the purchasing power of the population and the supplier’s ability to withstand negative deviations due to non-payers, which lead to the emergence of historical debts.

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Echo of Moscow: Residents of some regions of the Far East have turned to the president, they are collecting signatures on a petition regarding the supply of food to them. Some regions were left, as they claim, even without essential products due to problems in the ports of the Far East. Have you received any appeals in the Kremlin, are they aware of this situation? Is there any understanding that the president needs to intervene?

Dmitry Peskov: Yes, we know that there are certain logistical problems. They are caused by the international logistic crisis developing in recent weeks. These are post-like manifestations of the world economy.

Indeed, the ports in the Far East are overloaded, the infrastructure can barely cope with the multiply increased traffic, primarily of imported cargo. But measures are being taken by the government. And, of course, this issue is under the President’s control.

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Small and medium-sized enterprises can be recognized as social if they have entered into an agreement with the institution of the penal system and have employed convicts. Today the order of the Ministry of Economic Development comes into force, which approved the list of documents required for this.

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A new procedure for the exchange of cash is being introduced in Russia. Now banks will not carry out customer identification when exchanging or replacing banknotes or coins in the amount of up to 40 thousand rubles. For an amount of more than 40 thousand rubles, but not exceeding 100 thousand rubles, a simplified client identification will be carried out. The corresponding law was adopted by the State Duma.

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Robinhood announced a hack and data breach of millions of users that happened on November 3. The attacker obtained the email addresses of 5 million platform users, access to the full names of about 2 million people, and advanced data of 310 users, including name, date of birth, and zip code. After the leak, the cracker demanded a ransom. However, an online broker reported this to law enforcement and launched an investigation with cybersecurity company Mandiant. There was no financial loss to customers as no social security, bank or debit card numbers were disclosed.

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Virgin Galactic, which prepares commercial passenger flights into space, has raised prices. If a few years ago they were sold for $ 250 thousand, now they are for $ 450 thousand. 100 tickets have already been sold since the resumption of sales in August — a month after its founder Richard Branson himself became one of the first passengers of the VSS Unity ship in July …

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Scientists from China, Indonesia and Switzerland have come to the conclusion that supervolcanoes can erupt without warning — this is when magma accumulates imperceptibly until it is too late.

Today there are 10-20 supervolcanoes on Earth, so dangerous that their eruptions can lead to serious climate change. One of them is the Toba volcano, located on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, which erupted 840 thousand years ago, and then 75 thousand years ago. Ash emitted into the atmosphere blocked sunlight, causing a global cooling. It is believed that the last eruption of Toba nearly killed humanity, which then dwindled to several thousand.

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov made several important statements:

  • The Kremlin does not have detailed information about the US charges of cyber fraud against a Ukrainian and a Russian;
  • The mechanism of consultations between the Russian Federation and the United States on cybercrime has been launched. The parties agree that any such manifestations are unacceptable and must be fought against;
  • There is an understanding of the need for a meeting between Putin and Biden, but there are no clear dates for it;
  • We are aware of interruptions in the delivery of products due to congestion in the ports of Primorye, the Cabinet is taking measures, the issue is under the control of Vladimir Putin;
  • The ports of the Far East are overloaded due to the global logistics crisis, the infrastructure can hardly cope with the increased flow of goods;
  • The Kremlin is concerned about the alarming situation with migrants on the border between Belarus and Poland, monitors and calls for responsible behavior of the parties;
  • The Kremlin hopes that the situation on the border between Belarus and Poland will not take a form that poses a threat to the security of the Russian Federation. But the most important thing is the life and health of the people who have gathered there;
  • No contacts are planned between the leaders of the Russian Federation, Armenia and Azerbaijan on the anniversary of the adoption of the agreements on Karabakh;
  • The Kremlin is not discussing the introduction of QR codes in transport, including aviation and railways, this is the prerogative of the operational headquarters.

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The State Duma adopted in the first reading a bill on regional power, which will allow governors to be elected for more than two consecutive terms

For the draft law, which, among other things, introduces a single term of office for governors (5 years) and prohibits them from calling themselves «presidents», 317 deputies voted — from the United Russia, the Liberal Democratic Party and the «New People». The Communist Party is against, the SR did not vote.

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