19 May, 2021

Countries suitable for foreign specialists to live

The rating of the InterNations project was formed on the basis of a survey of more than 12 thousand expats. It took into account the quality of life, opportunities for assimilation, cost of living and working conditions.

The top three most attractive countries for expats include Taiwan, Mexico and Costa Rica. Russia was in 58th place out of 59 in terms of difficulty of language acquisition (59th place was taken by Japan), in 47th place in terms of financial conditions, in 52nd in terms of career opportunities. In terms of quality of life, Russia ranked 49th – expats living in the country rated the state of the environment poorly.

South Africa, Italy and Kuwait were below Russia in the ranking. Kuwait was named by respondents as the country where it is most difficult to adapt to life in general, in Italy expats are not satisfied with the financial component, in South Africa – issues of personal security.

Russia compiles a list of digital resources dangerous for the country

By September, it is planned to compile a list of digital resources dangerous for Russia, said the head of the Senate Commission on Foreign Intervention Klimov

Final version of the bill for IT companies operating in Russia

The final version of the bill, which will oblige IT giants to create offices in Russia, suggests that those who refuse will be banned from publishing advertisements of Russian advertisers and transferring personal data of Russians abroad. This was announced by the deputy Khinshtein.

Armenia does not rule out a military solution to the problem on the border with Azerbaijan

In the absence of a peaceful settlement within a reasonable timeframe, that is, if the Azerbaijani military does not return to their original positions without preconditions, the armed forces of Armenia reserve the right to resolve the issue with another, including the use of force – Ministry of Defense of Armenia

The company “Roskosmos” started selling used “Soyuz”

The first displayed capsule, which returned the astronauts in 2018. It is proposed to decorate the museums of cosmonautics in Russia and abroad. The sale of other capsules is not excluded in the future. The price of a space artifact is a trade secret.

Updated MacBook Pro laptops

The updated MacBook Pros will have more ports, SD and HDMI slots, and new faster processors, Bloomberg reported. Apple is also preparing to introduce smaller and more powerful Mac mini and MacBook Air, according to the agency.

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The investigation of the criminal case of ex-schema-abbot Sergius (Romanov) has been completed, according to URA.RU sources. The former clergyman is charged with three criminal offenses – persuading minors to commit suicide, violating the right to freedom of conscience and religion, and arbitrariness.

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Google has announced the 12th version of Android. In the new version of the operating system, the design code and quick settings have been updated, there is support for digital keys for the car. The developers also announced that a smartphone with Android 12 can be used instead of a remote control for set-top boxes on Android.

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The United States launched the SBIRS GEO 5 missile warning system satellite into orbit. It is the ninth space-based infrared monitoring satellite, which is designed to monitor ballistic missile launches, determine the flight path and intercept them.

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The State Duma of Russia adopted in the third reading a law according to which the editorial offices will bear full responsibility for the cited information of other media outlets, if it is impossible to find and punish the chief editors of these media outlets.

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The State Duma passed a law against leaks of data from security officials. It involves fines of up to 200 thousand rubles, up to 480 hours of compulsory labor, up to 2 years of restriction of liberty or up to 4 months of arrest for disseminating data from security officials obtained through the use of official position (now there is no such qualifying feature in the law).

The law also introduces liability for gaining access to commercial or banking secrets by deception, blackmail and coercion.

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70% of Russians are in favor of canceling the USE system – SuperJob poll

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The registration procedure at the place of residence and place of stay will be simplified from July 2022: it will be possible to issue it remotely by submitting an application through public services. Then all that remains is to put a mark on registration in the passport.

Temporary registration can be completed remotely (the certificate will be sent by mail). The decree of the Cabinet of Ministers also provides that citizens will be able to apply to any accounting authority within the city or municipal district.

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Over the year, Russians have become less anxious .. 55% are subject to stress versus 79% last year (RIA Novosti has the Romir study). Russians are worried about:

1.price growth (62%)
2.low salaries (56%)
3.the quality of medicine (41%)
4. epidemic situation (40%)
5. problems of housing and communal services (38%)
6.high cost of medical care (32%)
7.the situation in the economy (30%)
8. rise in unemployment (27%)
9.corruption (25%)
10.social stratification (25%)

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The first space tourists to fly to the ISS aboard Elon Musk’s spacecraft have begun training

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Sberbank began to issue “money before paycheck” – its payroll clients will be able to borrow from 1,000 to 30,000 rubles online in a few minutes for up to a month. The bank clarified to RIA Novosti that the rate will be the same as in consumer loans, in the range of 12.9% – 19.9%.

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There are so many injuries due to electric scooters and electric wheels that a separate direction is being formed in traumatology – injuries with the use of electrical devices, said the director of the National Center for Traumatology Gubin

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In Russia, it may be possible to vote in elections from a smartphone – a mobile application for online voting is being developed, this was announced at today’s meeting of the CEC

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Spain has launched a rehabilitation program for officials convicted of corruption and “unable to stop stealing.” The program is experimental, lasts 11 months, includes 32 sessions of group therapy and aims to “return” ex-officials back to society. In particular, participants in the program will discuss topics such as “personal abilities” and “values”.

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In northern Italy, the artificial lake Lago di Resia was drained, which is famous for the bell tower of a 14th century church that rises above its surface. Now at the bottom you can see the ruins of the village of Kuron, on the site of which the reservoir appeared in 1950. Then several hundred people lived in Kuron – but they decided to flood the village and resettle the inhabitants in order to build a dam for a nearby power plant.

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People in China are getting divorced 70% less often than last year. This is due to the fact that on January 1, a new law came into force in the PRC, implying that spouses are given 30 days to think. Lawyers explain that the state wants to protect people from rash acts.

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Russian banks in March brought into the country $ 697.1 million and € 997.7 million in cash, follows from the Central Bank data. Compared to February, the supply of cash dollars increased by a little more than a quarter (26.8%), and the euro – by almost 42%.

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The United States does not intend to make an annual contribution of $ 3 million to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) until it sees progress in anti-doping reforms. One of the complaints from the United States is the absence of the country’s representatives on the WADA executive committee, the body that shapes the organization’s policy. For the first time, the US Congress threatened to refuse to pay the annual fee last summer. The reasons were named that the United States does not receive any benefit from the fact that it pays $ 3 million annually to the organization. WADA responded by threatening that in case of non-payment, sanctions could be imposed on the country.

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Toyota is shutting down two factories in Japan due to a shortage of semiconductors, Japanese television reported. Semiconductor shipments are being delayed as manufacturers are unable to recover after severe production cuts at the peak of the pandemic.

Since the beginning of the year, Subaru plants in Japan and the USA, Honda in the USA, Canada and England, Nissan in Japan and Toyota in the USA have stopped for the same reason.

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For the first time, Gazprom decided to support the European Football Championship (so far it has only financially participated in the Champions League) – and will sponsor the next two Euros. Gazprom will also present an award for the author of the best goal of Euro 2020 – for the first time in the history of the championship, it will be performed in the form of an NFT trophy – a digital non-renewable version of a work of art specially created by a famous Russian artist.

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Several single pickets cannot be considered one “public event”, even if these pickets “are united by a single idea and common organization,” the Constitutional Court decided. The practice of Russian courts to recognize such pickets as a “public event” is illegal, according to the decision of the Constitutional Court, a copy of which is at the disposal of Open Media.

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Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev allowed mandatory vaccination against coronavirus in Russia

“Vaccination itself presupposes the consent of the person to its implementation. We proceed from voluntary vaccinations. But sometimes, in the interests of the state, in the interests of protecting the overwhelming majority of the population, such decisions can also be of a generally binding nature. “

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