22 Jun, 2021

Consumer Confidence Index

The index calculated by Ipsos on average in the world in June 2021 added 1 point and amounted to 47.3 points – only 1.3 points less than in the pre-crisis January 2020

In Russia, the index grew by 1.4 over the month and confidently exceeded the pre-crisis indicators of the beginning of last year. In addition to us, pre-crisis indicators have already exceeded Belgium, Spain, South Korea, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Italy, France, Sweden, China, Great Britain and Australia

The furthest from pre-crisis levels are now Brazil, India (which is also the leader in the fall in the index over the last month) and Mexico

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The Yaroslavl police filed a lawsuit demanding to recover 510 thousand rubles from the former coordinator of the local headquarters of Navalny as compensation for the work of employees at the rally on January 23

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EU for a year, until June 23, 2022, extended sanctions against Crimea and Sevastopol

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The Ministry of Defense, on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation, will strengthen the grouping of military personnel to help residents of Crimea affected by floods

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US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has warned China that it will be isolated if it does not allow an investigation into the causes of the coronavirus. The G7 is unanimous in its commitment to a new investigation into the origins of COVID-19 in China.

“President Trump has failed to do this. President Biden was able to, ”Sullivan said. “Uniting the peoples of the world” and exerting political and diplomatic pressure on the PRC are the main part of the ongoing efforts aimed at “presenting China with a tough choice”: either Beijing allows a “real investigation” of the causes of the infection, or the PRC “faces international isolation.”

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus proposes to include the white-red-white flag and the slogan “Long live Belarus” used by the opposition in the list of banned Nazi symbols and paraphernalia, the documents have been submitted to the KGB for approval, the Belarusian Union of Journalists said.

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Almost all of Europe has closed its skies for Belarusian airlines – Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein have joined the EU restrictions, Borrell said.

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The United States imposed sanctions against 16 citizens of Belarus. In addition, the United States imposed sanctions against the KGB of Belarus, the GUBOPIK of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the internal troops, the Brestoblispolkom Department of Internal Affairs, the detention center at Akrestin Street, the Finance Ministry reports.

US sanctions list for Belarus

1. Astreiko, Alexander
2. Doroshenko, Olga
3. Eismont, Natalia (press secretary of Lukashenko)
4. Gurzhiy, Andrey
5. Mushroom, Mikhail (head of police in Minsk)
6. Kochanova, Natalia (Speaker of the Senate)
7. Kalinovsky, Sergey (Deputy Minister of Justice)
8. Karpenkov, Nikolay
9. Katsubo, Svetlana
10. Losyakin, Alexander
11. Plyshevsky, Igor
12. Rakhmanova, Marina
13. Swede, Andrey (Prosecutor General)
14. Tselikovets, Irina
15. Tertel, Ivan (ex-head of the KGB)
16. Zubkov, Sergei (commander of the special forces of the KGB “Alpha”)

1. KGB
2. internal troops
3. ATC of Brest
4. prison on Akrestsin Street
5. Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption of the Ministry of Internal Affairs

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Russian businessman Mikhail Gutseriev is included in the EU sanctions list for Belarus for his support of Alexander Lukashenko

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Russian Ministry of Justice registers orders to increase Gazprom’s gas prices by 3% from July 1 – legal information portal

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Ministry of Information of Belarus will not issue a new permit for the broadcast of the Russian TV channel RTVI in the country – ministry

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Tatyana Moskalkova, Ombudsman for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, said that she receives many complaints about discrimination of citizens due to the fact that they are not vaccinated.

“For example, they write, the Norilsk Nickel company: all employees were told that if they do not get vaccinated, they will never go on summer vacation and let them forget about the bonuses. There are such a huge number of messages: they will be fired, they will not be given a bonus,” Moskalkova said in radio “Vesti FM”. In this regard, the Ombudsman said that stimulating vaccination against coronavirus through restriction of rights is “dishonest play.”

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After the decision to resume flights with Turkey, the demand for vacations in Russia decreased by 50%, the Level.Travel booking service reported.

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The neural network “predicted” how far the Russian national team will go at Euro 2020: it will win today against Denmark, then against Wales and will lose to the Netherlands in the quarter finals, the Promobot company, which organized the study, told RIA Novosti.

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The Russian national team lost to Denmark with a score of 1: 4 and leaves Euro 2020

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First press conference of Iranian President-elect Ibrahim Raisi. The main thing:

We do not intend to negotiate a nuclear deal if they do not ensure the interests of our country

Iran does not intend to expand the nuclear deal to include a missile program and regional issues

Iran will not meet with Biden to discuss lifting sanctions from Tehran

The US is obliged to lift sanctions, they violated the nuclear deal

Saudi Arabia must immediately stop its attacks against the people of Yemen

Iran intends to interact with other countries in a balanced and broad manner

Tehran and Beijing have sufficient potential, which they will use to develop relations.

stated that he defended and will defend human rights

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The United States does not plan to meet with the new Iranian leadership yet, the White House said.

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The wife of the head of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolaev, bought a loose diamond deposit, the reserves of which are estimated at almost a billion dollars. The Council of Elders of the region suspected her of corruption and reported to the Investigative Committee

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The head of the Chechen state television channel Grozny, Chingiz Akhmadov, made a statement in Chechen on his instagram. Akhmadov admitted that he considers the critics of Ramzan Kadyrov to be his personal enemies and enemies of the entire Chechen people. Having finished with the oath, Akhmadov turned to threats:

“If you need to kill someone who deserves to die, then we will kill. If someone needs to be beaten, then we will beat, if it is necessary to say a word, then we will say the word.”

Akhmadov was appointed the main Chechen State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company “Grozny” exactly a year ago. Prior to that, he ran the Chechen Republic Segodny news agency and was known for his polemics on Instagram with critics of the head of Chechnya. Kadyrov himself, when appointing Akhmadov, called him “a responsible, proactive specialist who has a clear and firm position in life, loyal to the course of our first president, Hero of Russia Akhmat-Khadzhi Kadyrov.”

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Belarusian authorities suspend the work of an adviser to the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Minsk

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The Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia has recognized the American Bard College as an “undesirable organization”. He participated in the creation of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences of St. Petersburg State University, which is headed by the Chairman of the Accounts Chamber Alexei Kudrin. Kudrin’s representative has already announced the termination of cooperation

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The Ministry of Economic Development of Russia gave a negative opinion on the assessment of the regulatory impact on the draft resolution of the government of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on technical faults in which it is impossible to drive a car.

The Ministry considered that the proposals of the Ministry of Internal Affairs contain “provisions introducing excessive duties, prohibitions and restrictions, as well as provisions leading to unreasonable expenses of individuals and legal entities.”

The plans of the Ministry of Internal Affairs became known at the end of April. The Ministry of Internal Affairs then prepared a draft with “a list of faults and conditions under which the operation of vehicles is prohibited.” If the traffic police inspector detects a violation on the road, he will draw up a protocol under Art. 12.5 Administrative Code. According to her, a punishment can be assigned from 500 rubles. before deprivation of rights.

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Volvo Car Group and, founded by former Tesla Inc. executives, Northvolt will build a plant capable of producing 50 gigawatt-hours of cells per year, which will supply nearly 500,000 vehicles and complement Volvo’s plan to sell only battery-powered vehicles by 2030. The companies will also set up a joint research and development center in Sweden, Bloomberg writes.

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The Presidential Grants Fund refused to fund Total Dictation. The organizers of “Dictation” called this decision political and hinted that it may be related to the participation of the writer Dmitry Glukhovsky in the project. The Foundation itself refused to explain to the Podyom publication why the share was deprived of the grant.

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The Russian national team will receive € 10.75 million for their performance at Euro 2020, according to the UEFA press service.

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In Russia, at least 9 million people are currently deprived of the right to vote, which is about 8% of the total number of voters. The movement “Voice”

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According to the Kommersant newspaper, the Russian government is developing a new federal program “Brain, Health, Intelligence, Innovation”, which will require 54 billion rubles by 2029. Among other things, it is focused on the development of brain-computer technologies that allow microcomputers to be implanted into the human brain for direct transmission of information from external devices.

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The Russian Church told RIA Novosti that the implantation of microcomputers into the brain in some cases is possible. Thus, the Russian Orthodox Church commented on reports that a group was created under the Ministry of Education and Science to develop a federal program for the development of technologies for connecting the brain with electronic devices, including the implantation of microcomputers into the human brain.

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Reasoning about the performance of the Russian national team at EURO is superfluous, in sports it is simple and understandable kpi: either you win or lose – Peskov RIA Novosti

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Kremlin – about possible discrimination of unvaccinated people

Kommersant FM: According to the Kremlin, is some kind of discrimination permissible in order to achieve the goals of herd immunity?

Dmitry Peskov: The reality is that discrimination will inevitably come. People without immunity, people without vaccination will not be able to work in all areas. This is impossible, it will pose a threat to others.

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US begins installation of Aegis Ashore missile defense systems at base in Poland, US military reports

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Taliban militants captured Afghan Sherkhan on the border with Tajikistan, Afghan border guards surrendered the city without a fight, local television reported

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In Belarus, the film “Lukashenka. Golden Bottom”, shot by the opposition about the president, is ranked among extremist materials

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Lavrov: Moscow and Caracas are discussing the possibility of supplying Russian weapons to Venezuela

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The head of “Belgazprombank” Viktor Babariko is accused of accepting bribes on an especially large scale. According to the investigation, he and his assistants have been systematically receiving bribes since 2004 as an organized group. The prosecutor’s office asked to put Viktor Babariko in jail for 15 years. For the assistants, the prosecutor’s office asked them to set terms from three to 6.5 years in the colony.

In May 2020, Babariko announced that he would run for the presidency of Belarus, and in June he was detained.

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Tesla Inc. unveiled the longest electric car charging route in China, 5,000 kilometers across the vast country from east to west and strewn with 27 charging stations. In general, the route follows the path of the legendary Silk Road.

Tesla has already installed about 840 charging stations and more than 65,000 charging poles in China, covering more than 310 cities. Now there will be one charging station along the Silk Road every 100-300 kilometers, and drivers will be able to charge their cars in just 15 minutes, Bloomberg writes.

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