15 Окт, 2021

Cost of living in European countries

Из всех стран Европы дороже всего оказалось жить в Швейцарии: если нормировать стоимость жизни к ценам в Германии (Германия = 100), то индекс для Швейцарии составит 199 — жить там почти вдвое дороже

Примерно в полтора раза выше, чем в Германии, оказались цены в Норвегии (индекс 153) и Исландии (147). Где-то на треть дороже чем в Германии будет жить в Великобритании и Ирландии

А дешевле всего жить — в Молдове: цены там составляют всего 37% от немецких. В целом же, царство низких цен в Европе — это Украина и Балканы

В России этот индекс оказался равен 62 — цены у нас выше, чем, к примеру, в Польше (там 58) и почти такие же, как в Чехии (63)

In Ankara, negotiations have begun between the Taliban (Taliban, banned in Russia) and Turkish diplomats. The Turkish delegation is headed by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

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All 36 British communications satellites OneWeb, launched from the Vostochny cosmodrome, have been launched into orbit.

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Zelensky visited the contact line in Donbass on the occasion of the Day of Defenders and Defenders celebrated in Ukraine.

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Subscribers of banned Telergam channels will face criminal liability, Lilia Ananich, head of the commission for combating extremism and rehabilitation of Nazism, confirmed to Sputnik Belarus

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A message that appeared in a channel close to the Belarusian security forces that subscribers of telegram channels recognized as extremist would face 7 years in prison under a new government decree turned out to be fake

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Minsk announced the identification of the participants in the extremist chats. The GUBOPiK claims that they know «everyone who forms protest activity with their publications.» The agency urged «not to believe fakes that activities to support extremist resources will go unpunished»

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Shares of online brokers from the PRC collapsed after an article in the party press. The People’s Daily of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has indicated that companies through which mainland Chinese people invest in the Hong Kong and US markets may not be compliant with data privacy requirements.

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The Ministry of Justice has expanded the list of foreign media agents. The public organization «Yakutia — Our Opinion» was recognized as a foreign agent. Its leader was entered in the same register back in August, and two days ago an administrative case was opened against him on violation of the requirements for foreign agents.

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At all metro stations in Moscow, a system of «smart» cameras has been launched in full force. They allow you to pay for travel using FacePay technology, and at the same time verify the passenger’s face with the databases of law enforcement services

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Social network LinkedIn will leave China by the end of the year, as it faced there «a difficult work environment and stricter regulatory requirements.» LinkedIn was blocked in Russia in 2016

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The State Duma of Russia at a plenary session adopted in the first reading a bill banning industrial and coastal fishing in relation to whales, dolphins and porpoises.

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British authorities will introduce six-month visas that will allow foreigners to work in British pig farms, Reuters reported.

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Unknown persons disrupted the screening of the film «Gareth Jones», which was supposed to take place in the building of the International Memorial Society (recognized as a foreign agent) in Moscow. This was announced by lawyer Sergei Telnov.

Gareth Jones was filmed in 2019. He tells the story of a British journalist who witnessed a famine in the villages of Ukraine in 1933. The film was shot by Polish director Agnieszka Holland.

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The number of applications for unemployment benefits in the United States for the week of October 9 fell below 300 thousand for the first time since March 14, 2020 — to 293 thousand.

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The United States no longer intends to use military flights to transport its citizens and Afghans collaborating with the American mission from Afghanistan

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Telegram has drawn up a new protocol for not removing prohibited information, the messenger faces a fine of up to 4 million rubles, RIA Novosti was told in court

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The self-proclaimed LPR ceased all contacts with Kiev at the Joint Ceasefire Control Center (JCCC) until the return of its officer, who was detained yesterday by the Kiev security forces on the contact line. The Security Council of Ukraine officially suspects the LPR officer of creating illegal armed formations.

In Luhansk, they say that the officer was detained during work coordinated with the OSCE at the Pervomaisk-Zolote checkpoint, in Kiev they claim that under the guise of monitoring the observance of the ceasefire, he conducted reconnaissance.

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The five-hour shooting took place in the Tayuni quarter, which is essentially a conditional border between the Shiite and Christian quarters in Beirut.

Shiite parties Hezbollah and Haraket Amal have tried to march in defense of Shiite officials who are being prosecuted by investigators in the port bombing.

The Shiites accused the Lebanese Forces Christian party of shooting the demonstration (it has long criticized the Shiites and believes that they are covering up fellow party members involved in the explosion) — the Christian group denies the accusation.

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Faction «United Russia» in the State Duma of Russia has blocked the initiative of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation on a parliamentary investigation into the torture of prisoners in Russia. Communist Party members have proposed an investigation after the project to protect the rights of prisoners Gulagu.net talked about the rapes in the Saratov prison hospital. The «United Russia» responded that these facts are already being investigated by the Investigative Committee.

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According to the government’s forecast, the population of Russia by the end of this year will decrease by 536 thousand people, following the results of the next — by 533 thousand. Such a forecast is contained in the plan to achieve Russia’s national development goals, The Bell reported.

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The Kremlin on Thursday commented on cuts in social policy spending included in the draft federal budget for 2022. According to Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the Russian president, the sequestration of social articles for 371 billion rubles compared to the 2021 budget is not large, RIA Novosti reports.

«There are reserves, reserves are provided, so in any case, the response to pandemic conditions, of course, will come every time immediately … There is no big reduction,» Peskov said.

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The EAEU countries should rally in the face of Western sanctions — Putin — External artificial restrictions should become an incentive for deepening cooperation within the EAEU.

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Peskov on a migration amnesty for citizens of Uzbekistan: this is not a question of the Kremlin

Earlier it was announced that Russia is launching a large-scale «migration amnesty» and plans to allow the entry of hundreds of thousands of residents of Central Asian states in order to close the shortage of cheap labor and have time to harvest by winter. In total, about 300 thousand people who have committed offenses will be able to return to Russia

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Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia called it a proven fact that Russia is under the special patronage of the Mother of God, otherwise, in his opinion, it is impossible to explain that the country managed to get out of the twists and turns of the 20th century.

On October 14, 2021, at 10:51 UTC (13:51 UHF), the launch vehicle “Changzheng-2D” * Y53) was launched from site No. 9 of the Taiyuan cosmodrome * Y53) with an experimental apparatus CHASE equipped with equipment for two-dimensional spectrometry of the Sun.

The device has the official English name CHASE and its own name «Sihe» — this is the name of the goddess in Chinese mythology, who gave birth to 10 suns and was in charge of a team of dragons in their chariot. 10 micro- and nanosatellites were launched into orbit as a passing payload.

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Engineers have tested a drone that will replace trucks. The drone is capable of transporting 200 kilograms of cargo over a distance of 40 kilometers. The devices will deliver goods between warehouses, ports and stores.

The developer of the device, the German company Volocopter, will deploy a transport network by 2025, which will also include unmanned taxis.

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French farmers dumped their manure in front of tax centers as a sign of discontent with gasoline prices. Gas stations and government buildings were also out of luck.

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Banks began to charge a commission for transferring funds from card to card of a third-party credit institution, the Izvestia newspaper reported. According to her, such a policy may be associated with the tightening of control of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation over monetary transactions.

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Roughly 3 billion people — about 40% of the world’s population — cannot afford a healthy diet, said UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Guterres noted that as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and the problems caused by it in the economy, the situation has seriously worsened — about 140 million people are now experiencing food shortages.

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Law enforcement agencies are conducting searches in the Novosibirsk Institute of Laser Physics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a source in the branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences said. According to the «Continent Siberia» publication, a criminal case has been opened against the director of the institute, Alexei Taichenachev.

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Work in the public sector is one of the most demanded career development areas for Russian top managers today. This conclusion can be drawn from the first study conducted by the Facancy personalized job posting service.

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Belarus will not be officially represented at any level at the Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels on December 15, a source in the EU’s foreign service said.

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Retailers faced an acute shortage of personnel, including store administrators and cashiers, Kommersant found out. Retail chains cite among the reasons for the outflow of migrants and the transition of personnel to the online trading market.

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Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill congratulated the honored artist of the Russian Federation, musician and poet Vyacheslav Butusov on his 60th birthday and awarded him the Church Order of Seraphim of Sarov, III degree «for his participation in various public and charitable projects.»

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The world’s largest metallurgical company ArcelorMittal has stopped several of its European plants due to rising energy prices, writes FT

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Russia ranks 32nd among 193 UN countries in the global index of organized crime, according to a published study by the international organization GITOC (the higher, the worse). Ukraine is in the ranking next to Russia (34). Italy (53) is the highest among the countries of Western Europe, the USA is on the 64th line.

The ranking is headed by Congo, Colombia, Myanmar, Mexico, Nigeria, Iran, Afghanistan, CAR and Honduras, and such sparsely populated countries as Samoa, Liechtenstein, Sao Tome and Principe, Nauru and Tuvalu are at the rear.

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The Polish parliament voted to expel illegal migrants. The innovation allows the Polish authorities to leave without consideration an asylum application filed after an illegal border crossing, if the applicant did not arrive directly from the danger zone.

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Scientists have created an error-resistant quantum computer for the first time. Duke University specialists were able to solve the fundamental problems associated with errors in quantum computers.

The authors combined several qubits with the help of which the machines of the future work, so that they function as a single whole, that is, they form a logical qubit. In this design, one qubit contains the necessary information, while the others allow you to correct errors. Thus, the likelihood of quantum errors can be minimized. The machines of the future are so complex that they require special languages ​​and qualified specialists to work with them.

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IKEA warned of a shortage of goods due to delays in shipments from China. Now the country has problems with cargo ships and containers, and they affect the whole world. But the Swedish company has promised not to raise furniture prices: instead, it will focus on producing only the most popular goods.

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«Sport-Express» ranked the 150 highest paid players in the Continental Hockey League (KHL). The top 12 looks like this:

1. Darren Dietz (Barys) — 100 million rubles.
2. Vadim Shipachev (Dynamo) — 95 million rubles.
3. Teemu Hartikainen (Salavat Yulaev) — 90 million rubles.
3. Maxim Shalunov (Lokomotiv) — 90 million rubles.
5. Philip Larsen (Salavat Yulaev) — 80 million rubles.
5. Juha Metsola (Salavat Yulaev) — 80 million rubles.
7. Reed Boucher (Lokomotiv) — RUB 75 million.
7. Stefan Da Costa (Avtomobilist) — 75 million rubles.
7. Alexey Marchenko (Lokomotiv) — 75 million rubles.
7. Eddie Pasquale (Lokomotiv) — 75 million rubles.
7. Andre Petersson (Lokomotiv) — 75 million rubles.
7. Vladimir Tkachev («Tractor») — 75 million rubles.
Rounding out the rating are 26 hockey players with a salary of 35 million rubles.

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Children from mixed marriages will receive Russian citizenship automatically, regardless of their place of birth, Russia is working on an appropriate initiative, said Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

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SPD candidate for Chancellor Scholz said the Social Democrats, Greens and Liberals have agreed to begin forming a new government. This will mark the end of the 16-year rule of the CDU / CSU Merkel.

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