In the oil and gas market, the ball is ruled by one company — this is Saudi Aramco: its capitalization is estimated at $ 2 trillion. The result of the closest pursuer is about 8 times more modest: American ExxonMobil, 257 billion capitalization
«Bronze» was received by another company from the United States: Chevron, 205 billion dollars of capitalization. They are followed by Dutch Shell (175 billion) and China’s PetroChina (162 billion) — although it was PetroChina that received the largest revenue among all oil and gas companies in the world in 2020: $ 281 billion
Russian companies are valued at much more modest amounts: only Gazprom (121 billion) exceeded one hundred billion. Next — Rosneft (84), Novatek (79) and Lukoil ($ 64 billion). Modestly against the background of other giants
There is a shortage of aviation fuel in Kazakhstan. The airports of Nur-Sultan and Alma-Ata and the large airline SCAT announced an acute shortage of kerosene, and restrictions on refueling charter flights are being introduced.
The authorities attributed the problems to repairs at the Pavlodar petrochemical plant, which was scheduled to be completed by November 9. Against the backdrop of the fuel crisis, work is being completed ahead of schedule — deliveries will resume from November 1.
The Moscow City Court overturned the acquittal of Murtuzali Majidov, the son of the former Prime Minister of Dagestan, who was accused in the case of the murder of a MGIMO student from Kazakhstan Tomiris Baysafa. In 2018, Baisafa, who was Majidov’s girlfriend, fell out of the window of one of the university buildings.
The meeting of the Council for Economic Cooperation between the Russian Federation and Italy will be held in Rome in December, the Italian Ambassador told RIA Novosti
Hearings on Assange’s extradition case ended in London, the court did not name the date when the decision will be made
The state of health did not allow Assange to attend the hearings even by video link, one of his lawyers told RIA Novosti.
«Yesterday he was present for several minutes via video link … and looked very thin, broken, practically lying on the table, unable to sit up straight. He could not continue and he was taken away. At the second meeting, he could not even get to the video link,» — said the lawyer.
The Ministry of Information of Belarus explained the blocking of Deutsche Welle and two other sites by their publication of links to extremist materials
Lawyer Ivan Pavlov, accused of disclosing data in the case of Ivan Safronov, told RIA Novosti that he was wanted
Moldova signed a contract for the purchase of 1.5 million cubic meters of gas from Naftogaz
Vietnamese court sentenced five journalists to different prison terms for «abuse of democratic freedoms» and publishing articles that tarnished the reputation of the authorities
Roskomnadzor issued a warning to the editorial board of Muz TV and its founder. Protocols have been drawn up under the article on promoting non-traditional sexual relations among minors against the editorial board and editor-in-chief of the TV channel.
Facebook will change its name to Meta. Meta users won’t need Facebook to use the company’s other services, Zuckerberg said.
The social network Facebook will remain Facebook, renaming the mainland company Facebook Inc. Meta does not change the names of individual apps, Zuckerberg explained. The structure will be similar to Google, which since 2015 has merged with a number of other companies to form the Alphabet corporation.
The Russian Federation expressed disagreement with the interpretation of the events in Sudan as a «coup» during the work on the text of the UN Security Council statement. The Russian Federation believes that the events in Sudan occurred as a result of a systemic crisis due to the inability of the authorities to solve numerous problems and attempts to impose solutions on the country from outside, said Polyansky, First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN.
Russian Vladimir Dunaev has been extradited from South Korea to the United States on charges of cybercrimes, the US Justice Department said. He faces up to 60 years in prison. It was Dunaev from Yakutia who, according to the United States, was involved in the creation of the ransomware Trickbot, with the help of which $ 2 million were stolen
According to Kommersant, the Moscow mayor’s office plans to collect information on the location and movement of the population through the geolocation data of smartphones from mobile operators.
A tender for the provision of «regular and additional statistical reports on the number and dynamics of population movements» based on these data for 405 million rubles was posted on the public procurement portal.
According to the terms of reference, the authorities want to establish where people are at night (from 23.00 to 6.00) and daytime (from 10.00 to 17.00), thus «drawing» the route of home-work.
The insurance company Rosgosstrakh demanded from the family of a teenager who was hit by a train in the Moscow region to pay 400 thousand rubles as compensation for the repair of the train. The mother of the deceased paid the money, but is now going to sue Rosgosstrakh.
The St. Petersburg police have detained a 23-year-old local resident Farid Nauzo, who is suspected under the article on damage to a cultural heritage site due to an inscription left on a 19th-century church. According to the police, the young man wrote «Wake up» on the facade of the Sorrowful Church on Shpalernaya Street. The damage was estimated at 51 thousand rubles. In a conversation with a policeman, the man said that he did not want to offend the believers, admitted his guilt and repented.
In the Ulyanovsk region, the press secretary of the Melekess diocese, priest Georgy Sukhoboky, was fired after a post on social networks that he was ready to shake hands with politician Alexei Navalny.
A resident of St. Petersburg Kirill Smorodin wrote an e-mail to the director of the Hermitage, Mikhail Piotrovsky, apologizing for having hung his portrait in the Military Gallery in 1812. Smorodin called his act an unsuccessful joke and offered to work as a volunteer in the Hermitage as compensation.
On the eve it became known that because of this incident the museum turned to the prosecutor’s office, asking to check Smorodin for a public insult to the memory of the defenders of the Fatherland.
The head of Activision Blizzard asked shareholders to reduce their own salaries by 99.96% to $ 62.5 thousand. This is the absolute minimum allowed by California law. According to Kotik, now, this is the only solution, in conditions when all resources are devoted to overcoming the consequences of the scandals that are shaking the company.
A full-fledged trailer for the fantasy «Wheel of Time» from Amazon, an adaptation of the famous book cycle by Robert Jordan, has been released.
The story tells of the great mission of Moiraine Damodred (Rosamund Pike), who went in search of the man on whom the fate of the world depends. The premiere will take place on November 19 (three episodes at once).
The PFR suspends the construction of «palaces» after a harsh harassment that State Duma Speaker Volodin gave to the head of the Fund, Kigima.
«I made a decision to suspend the construction of all buildings that are currently under discussion in the FIU, we will conduct an audit, and the program for the construction of new facilities, especially those that for 10-15 years could not prove the design and estimate documentation, will be terminated,» — noted the head of the FIU.
Earlier, the Pension Fund was going to spend about 2.7 billion rubles on the construction and reconstruction of its offices in the regions of the country.
The French company Naval Group and the startup Diodon are preparing the HP30 drone, capable of taking off from the surface of the water and from under the water, for the naval forces and the Marine Gendarmerie. The drone is expected to be launched from surface ships, boats and even submarines.
A new iteration of the aircraft, the version called the HP30, is capable of staying in the air for up to 30 minutes and reaching speeds of up to 55 km / h. The range of the UAV reaches 8 km. According to the developers, the HP20 could be launched from a shallow depth — we are talking about a couple of meters. It is expected that the HP30 will be able to launch from deeper depths — for example, from submarines.
According to the Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Anton Germanovich Siluanov, the salaries of Russians are much higher than the minimum wage, so the question of whether it is possible to live on 13,617 rubles a month (the minimum wage for 2022) is not even worth seriously discussing:
“How to live on the minimum size? The minimum wage is a unit from which the levels of wages are calculated. We say that the salary cannot be lower than the minimum wage, but the average salary in the constituent entities of Russia and in Russia as a whole is several times higher than this value. Therefore, the minimum wage is used as a unit of account when determining the levels of the wage fund »
On the Moscow-Sochi flight, Nordstar airlines searched all passengers because one blanket was missing. The flight was on October 23rd. When the plane landed and the passengers, as usual, got up from their seats, the flight attendants asked them not to rush. It turned out that there was a crime on the plane — someone stole a blanket from the business class. The police boarded and, along with the stewardesses, searched all the passengers. As the employees of the airline explained, the search was organized for the sake of one employee — due to the lack of a blanket, she could be fined, so her colleagues decided to help.
According to passengers, the search was carried out without protocols, witnesses and attesting witnesses. One of the passengers promised to send an appeal to the transport prosecutor’s office about this.
The blanket, because of which all passengers of the Nordstar flight from Moscow to Sochi were searched, were found. He was lying on an armchair in economy class. The airline sent a letter to one of the passengers in which it apologized for the unauthorized search on board.
The passenger did not accept the apology and has already written a statement to the prosecutor’s office.
“What kind of apology is this? I wrote an appeal to the prosecutor’s office by e-mail. I don’t want blood, I just don’t want this to happen to anyone else. »
China is moving away from the concept of a minimum nuclear deterrent, and the United States intends to take this into account in its military development, said General John Hayten, deputy chairman of the US Chiefs of Staff.
The Kemerovo court announced the verdicts in the case of a fire in the Zimnyaya Vishnya shopping center.
The perpetrators of «Winter cherry» were convicted (60 victims):
▪️ gender of Zimnyaya Vishnya LLC Nadezhda Suddenok — 13.5 years
▪️ Georgy Sobolev, technical director of the company that owns the shopping center — 11 years old
▪️ gender of the owner of the shopping center Yulia Bogdanova — 14 years old
all three were convicted of providing unsafe services and violating fire safety requirements
▪️ Head of the «System Integrator» company (developer of the fire safety system at «Zimnyaya Vishnya») Igor Polozinenko — 6.5 years
▪️ an employee of the same company — an engineer of the fire system, a cook by education, Alexander Nikitin — 5.5 years old, was responsible for the installation and serviceability of the alarm
▪️ employee of a private security company Sergey Antyushin — 8 years old, did not turn on the fire alert
▪️ Chief of the fire guard Sergey Genin — 5 years old, because of his illiterate instructions, firefighters lost time that they could use to save people
▪️ Andrey Bursin, who led the extinguishing, — 6 years old: did not organize proper reconnaissance, which led to the deaths of people
The demand of Russians for the purchase of luxury housing in London in the summer increased by 25% compared to the same period in 2019, Knight Frank reported.
North Korea is preparing to resume rail links with the PRC. This was reported by the Ryonghap agency with reference to the deputy official representative of the South Korean ministry of association Cha Dok Chol.
The Ministry of Economy has proposed to include food aid for the poor in a set of measures to stabilize prices. The ministry believes that this will help reduce the impact of price increases on socially important goods of Russian production, Izvestia reports.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus declared the telegram channels Nexta, Nexta Live and Luxta an “extremist formation”. In total, almost one and a half million people have subscribed to the three Telegram channels.
Moscow State University announced an «unprecedented classification of expenditures» of the RF budget. This is stated in the expert opinion of the Moscow State University on the draft federal budget for 2022-2024 (it has already successfully passed the first reading in the State Duma).
«Every seventh ruble in the budget (total — 3.7 trillion rubles, or almost half a trillion more than in 2021) is spent on items that are closed from the taxpayer. This is unprecedented classification of expenses in world practice,» experts at Moscow State University say.
Most Russians, choosing a car in 2021, prefer Japanese (34%) and German (28%) brands, SberAvto and Rambler & Co found out (the research is available from RIA Novosti).
In the top 3 favorite manufacturers among Russians is the Korean car industry (15%). Domestic cars are preferred by 11%, followed by French (6%), American (4%) and Chinese (2%).
The United States, Britain, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania and 9 other countries have published a statement in which they criticize the Russian authorities for the law on foreign media agents, the idea of which appeared and was implemented in the United States itself.
The signatory countries subscribed to it as the «Media Freedom Coalition.» Separately, they have come out in support of the US Congress-funded media company Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty.
Russia will not listen to criticism from other countries over the law on foreign media agents, Peskov said.
«This is about our domestic legislation, we do not intend to discuss it with anyone,» he stressed, referring to the statement of the United States and its allies.
Rosgosstrakh explained the requirement to collect RUB400 thousand from the student’s mother. The company indicated that it could not refuse the requirement of ₽400 thousand, because it would be a violation of the law
«Lastochka» hit a schoolboy in the Moscow region in 2019. The insurer demanded from the boy’s mother to compensate for damage to the locomotive
According to the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, the situation with gas supplies to Moldova does not affect either the «excellent image» of Gazprom or the image of Russia itself.
Elon Musk decided to open his own university, which he already announced on his Twitter account. This will be the Texas Institute of Technology and Science. There are no details yet. But, most likely, the authorities of the state of Texas, where the billionaire himself recently moved, and will soon move the headquarters of Tesla, will support this initiative.
In 5 years, Russia has lost 25% of organizations working in the creative sectors of the economy: 27% of organizations engaged in advertising and PR, 21% of record companies, and every third broadcasting business have ceased to exist. The maximum decline was observed in photography (-73.4%), jewelry (-51.1%) and publishing (-41.6%).
In addition, in 2020, 7.6 thousand organizations in the field of advertising and PR (-18.1%) were closed, 4.2 thousand in the field of video games (-6.8%), 2.6 thousand in the field of architecture (- 11.3%), 1.2 thousand — in the publishing sector (-11.4%).
Blogger Ruslan Bobiev and his girlfriend Anastasia Chistova were sentenced to 10 months in prison for a photo against the backdrop of St. Basil’s Cathedral. They were accused of offending the feelings of believers.
On September 29, Bobiev posted a photo where Chistova in a jacket with the inscription «Police» kneels in front of Bobiev, and he is holding her by the hair. The blogger wrote: «The Labor Code is not a Criminal Code, and it can be violated.»
A few days after the publication, the young people were detained and sent to 10 days of arrest, ordered to pay a fine of 5 thousand rubles. After the arrest, Bobiev apologized several times for his act, but this was not enough — in October, a case of insult was opened against the blogger and the girl.
The Taliban (the Taliban movement is recognized as terrorist and banned in the Russian Federation) called for an urgent allocation of $ 1.2 billion to Afghanistan, promised at the G20 summit. The movement also «calls on the international community to support Afghanistan in unfreezing the assets of the Afghan people worth nearly $ 10 billion.»
Burger King filed a complaint with the FAS on Telegram due to a ban on fast food advertising.
Telegram founder Pavel Durov previously announced a ban on fast food ads on his advertising platform.
Digital duplicates of 19 documents will begin to be processed on July 1 at the MFC throughout Russia. Among them:
• military ID
• documents on the right to social support
• information about income
• certificates of adoption
• medical certificates
• court decisions
• certificates of the registry office issued outside of Russia
• documents on disability obtained abroad
• documents on education and qualifications, including those issued abroad
Electronic duplicates will allow you not to bring the original of the required document when contacting government agencies.
The Moscow City Court gave the digger and YouTube blogger Pyzh 5 years in the case of state secrets — the court decided that he had illegally obtained information about some sensitive objects
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