11 Ноя, 2021

Cypriot authorities offer a bicycle

A large-scale state program for subsidizing the purchase of a bicycle has started in Cyprus. Every resident can take part in it: citizens of Cyprus, EU countries and third countries, if they are residents and have reached 18 years of age. To do this, you need to submit an application on the portal of the Ministry of Transport, reports alphanews.live.

The program provides for a one-time payment of 200 euros for the purchase of a bicycle worth up to 1,000 euros or the full cost of the vehicle, whichever is less. It is allowed to purchase city, road or mountain bikes, as well as bicycles for people with disabilities (the subsidy amount for them is 800 euros).

The program is designed for three years, in the future it is planned that it will also include subsidies for electric bicycles.

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The federal budget expenditures for the implementation of national projects as of November 1, 2021, according to preliminary data, were executed at 1.764 trillion rubles, or 73.7% of the annual plan, the Russian Ministry of Finance said.

The leaders in terms of spending over ten months were the national projects «Science and Universities» (88%), «Demography» (87.3%) and «Healthcare» (83.2%).

Execution of expenses for the national project «Safe high-quality roads» was 79%, «Housing and urban environment» — 75.3%, «Small and medium-sized businesses and support for individual entrepreneurial initiative» — ​​73.2%, «Labor productivity» — 69.4 %, «Culture» — 69.3%, «International Cooperation and Export» — 68.1%, the Comprehensive Plan for the Modernization and Expansion of the Main Infrastructure (transport part) — 67.7%, «Education» — 51%.

Less than 50% of the annual plan is the execution of expenses on national projects: «Tourism and the hospitality industry» — 46.5%, «Ecology» — 44.5%, «Digital Economy of the Russian Federation» — 41.4%.

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The coordinator of Navalny’s headquarters in Ufa (the organization «Navalny’s Headquarters» is recognized as extremist in the Russian Federation) was arrested for two months in the case of extremism. During the trial, she said that she was pregnant. Lilia Chanysheva will be in custody until January 9

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In the UK, they found a cassette with an unreleased song by The Beatles. As reported by PA agency, this is a composition called Radhe Shaam.

The song was recorded in 1968 by drummer Ringo Starr, guitarist George Harrison and his friend Suresh Joshi, who acted as vocalist.

The tape with the song lay at Joshi’s house in Birmingham for many years. She was accidentally discovered by Joshi’s friend who came to visit him during quarantine.

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Climatologists have found that now the climate on Earth is changing faster than 24 thousand years ago, during the last glacier attack on Eurasia and North America. The results of the study were published in the scientific journal Nature

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The Pentagon called on Russia to ensure transparency on the accumulation of forces near the border with Ukraine. A spokesman for the department, John Kirby, said that the American authorities want Moscow to give «transparent and honest» answers on this topic.

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Correspondent of «Komsomolskaya Pravda in Belarus» Gennady Mozheiko has not been in touch with parents and lawyers since October 1, parcels for him come back, Vladimir Sungorkin, editor-in-chief of «KP» Vladimir Sungorkin, said in an interview with the «Antonymy» YouTube channel.

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Jewelry made of sapphires and diamonds that belonged to the aunt of Nicholas II, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna, were sold at an auction in Geneva for 806,500 Swiss francs (885,000 dollars), Sotheby’s said.

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The United States intends to strengthen cooperation with Ukraine in the field of cybersecurity, intelligence exchange, and military cooperation in the Black Sea, the joint US-Ukrainian charter on a bilateral «strategic partnership» adopted on November 10 says.

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The United States intends to maintain the sanctions regime against Russia, established in connection with the events of recent years in Ukraine, until the territorial integrity of this republic is restored within its internationally recognized borders, the joint US-Ukraine charter on bilateral «strategic partnership» adopted on November 10 says.

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Russian Alexander Zhukov, found guilty in the United States of Internet fraud, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and damages in excess of $ 3.8 million.

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Japan is in favor of signing a peace treaty with Russia after the territorial issue is resolved, Japan’s new foreign minister, Yoshimasa Hayashi, said at his first press conference after his appointment to the post.

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MCC carried out a maneuver to evade the ISS from the wreckage of the Chinese satellite, RIA Novosti was told in Roskosmos. According to the calculations of ballisticians, on November 12, a fragment of the Fengyun-1C spacecraft should fly in dangerous proximity to the ISS (600 meters). This is a fragment of a meteorological satellite of the PRC, shot down during tests in 2007 by China of anti-satellite weapons.

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China and the United States signed a declaration to step up climate work in the 2020s, which provides for a number of specific measures in areas including renewable energy, electricity, transport, and forestry.

The US President’s special envoy for climate change John Kerry said the countries will work together to limit methane emissions. According to him, China has promised to develop a comprehensive national action plan in this area by the COP27 climate conference in 2022.

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Although the money of the Central Bank of Russia has become more expensive, and most of its operations are carried out at rates higher than the key rate (8.5-9.25% per annum), the demand for loans from the regulator from Russian banks unexpectedly jumped threefold and reached record levels this year. The volume of secured loans that the Central Bank of Russia issued to banks increased from 295.1 billion rubles as of October 21 to 961.3 billion as of November 9.

The total debt of credit institutions to the regulator, taking into account repo transactions and currency swaps, reached 1.088 trillion rubles and became the maximum since December 2020.

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Two long-range Tu-22m3 bombers of the Russian Aerospace Forces, carriers of nuclear weapons, on Wednesday «carried out patrols in the airspace of the Republic of Belarus» and worked out «interaction with ground control points,» RIA Novosti reported with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Defense. The purpose was to check the combat crews on duty of the Unified Regional Air Defense System of the Union State, the department specified.

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The National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine imposes sanctions against eight people for opening a diplomatic mission of Nicaragua in Crimea. These are four citizens of Nicaragua and four Russians.

The Honorary Consulate of Nicaragua in Crimea was established in November 2020 and became the first foreign consular establishment in the Russian region.

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The trial of ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili has begun in Tbilisi. He is charged with criminal cases for the 2007 events. The meeting opened amid protests. During the morning, 46 people were detained in the capital. The politician himself was not brought to the courtroom. As stated in the penitentiary service, this is due to two factors:
possible destructive actions of the opposition, which can block the roads and try to release the ex-president

the weakness of Saakashvili’s health. Only journalists from the local Channel One were allowed to enter the meeting room.

Nika Melia, chairman of the opposition United National Movement party, said: “What we see today is a regime copying Russia and Belarus”.

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The actress, who flew to the ISS for the filming of the film «Challenge», considers it absolutely stupid to spend billions on sick children. Yulia Peresild said that money will still not solve the problem.

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YouTube will hide the number of dislikes under videos. The button will remain in place, but only the channel owner will see the number of dislikes. This measure is intended to protect authors from bullying. Earlier, YouTube announced that it would remove «low-quality» children’s content.

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More than half of Russians (56%) believe that people who are now in power are concerned only with their material and career well-being. This indicator has grown over the past few years and reached the 2011 level (54%). Only 16% believe that this is a good team, leading the country on the right course — the lowest result since 2013.

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Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Loewen, who led the country’s government for seven years, announced his resignation at a meeting with Speaker of Parliament Andreas Nurlens, SVT news agency reported. Leuven will be the main interim government until a new prime minister is elected.

Leuven announced his future resignation in August. He said that ten years at the head of the party and seven at the helm of the country is enough for him.

In July, the politician received a vote of no confidence from parliament and lost his post for several weeks. Then Leuven supported the law on reducing state control over the prices of rental housing in Sweden, after which the Left party ceased to support him.

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The Pan-Greek Seafarers’ Union has announced a 48-hour strike. Passenger and tourist ferries have also been stopped.

The main requirement of the Maritime Federation is the conclusion of a new collective agreement, which will provide for higher wages, improved working conditions on ships and social support for those who are hired for seasonal work, according to Amna. Seafarers say their salaries remain the same since 2019

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Gas pumping through the Yamal-Europe pipeline in the morning decreased by almost a third, according to Gascade data.

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Gazprom has again ordered the maximum volume of gas transit through Ukraine under the contract. Transit capacities were ordered in the amount of 77.1 million cubic meters. m through the Sudzha gas distribution station and 32.2 million cubic meters. m through the station «Save».

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Nine foreigners suspected of having links with the Islamic State (IS, banned in Russia) group were detained in Istanbul, NTV reports. \ They were found to have previously taken part in various armed conflicts and had ties with IS, as well terrorist group «Al-Qaeda» (banned in the Russian Federation).

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The surplus of foreign trade of the Russian Federation in January-September increased by 68.13%, to $ 130.3 billion, follows from the data of the Federal Customs Service.

Gazprom’s revenues from gas exports in January-September doubled, to $ 33.26 billion, the report said.

Oil exports from Russia for 9 months in monetary terms have already exceeded the indicator for the entire 2020, by January-September it was sold abroad for $ 77.9 billion (data from the Federal Customs Service)

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New fines for repeated traffic violations may await Russian drivers, Kommersant writes. According to the newspaper, it is proposed to strengthen a number of punishments for drivers who commit repeated violations during the year. In particular, for driving a car with an unreadable dirty license plate. If this is not the first such case, the driver may be fined 5 thousand rubles or even deprived of his license, and a relapse with excessive toning may result in a fine of 3 thousand rubles.

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According to TASS, in Moscow, the VGTRK journalist was threatened with reprisals for reporting on credit fraudsters. The unknown person told the journalist on the phone the threats to his life and health, which he would carry out if the report was released.

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A member of the crew of the film «Rust» has filed a lawsuit against Alec Baldwin for the murder of the operator and the wound of the director of the picture. The lawsuit was filed by Sergei Svetnoy, who headed the lighting team on the set. About two dozen people are defendants in the claim. In addition to Baldwin, this is, in particular, Rust’s assistant director Dave Halls and property manager Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who were responsible for the safety of firearms on the set.

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Journalists asked Peskov to comment on reports that Merkel asked the Russian president to influence Lukashenko to resolve the crisis on the border with Poland

The Kremlin spokesman was asked whether Putin plans to somehow intervene in the situation, and how Russia can help overcome this crisis.

«No, of course, I cannot name specific steps here,» Peskov reacted.

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Lukashenko warned the EU about its readiness to toughly respond to the new packages of sanctions, threatening to close the transit through Belarus, BelTA informs.

Lukashenko said that he had asked Putin for the Russian Defense Ministry to join the watch on the borders of the union state, the agency writes.

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The Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg approved in the third reading the draft law «On Territorial Defense». The bill proposes to include in the powers of the city government the defense of St. Petersburg in case of war. The initiative was introduced by the Governor Alexander Beglov. According to the project, Smolny will be responsible for the creation, financing, interdepartmental coordination and work of the territorial defense headquarters.

Territorial defense is a set of measures in wartime aimed at protecting the population, facilities and communications, as well as fighting enemy saboteurs and landings. Additional costs for the implementation of the bill are not required.

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The list of incomes from which funds for the maintenance of children can be withheld has been updated. Now alimony can be withheld from the income of self-employed citizens, from interest on bank deposits, from funds received from tax deductions. As before, part of the salary, pension, creative fees, various bonuses and allowances will go to the maintenance of children. The corresponding resolution of the Government comes into force on November 11.

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In Russia, there is a problem of low quality of manufactured goods. The share of counterfeit and substandard goods for children is 35%, diesel fuel — 15%, cement — 9%. Poor quality materials and poor workmanship lead to disasters and accidents at construction sites, Parlamentskaya Gazeta reports.

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Lukashenka asked Russia to include strategic aviation on duty at the borders of Belarus and the Union State, Belta reports.

«Let them squeak and shout. Yes, these are bombers that are capable of carrying nuclear weapons. But we have no other choice. We must see what they are doing outside the borders,» the head of state said.

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An Airbus H225 helicopter in France made the first ever flight using 100% biofuel from waste edible oil. This is reported by Airbus Helicopters. The company intends to obtain permission to fly on environmentally friendly fuel within the next 10 years.

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In Russia, there is an acute problem of exporting natural resources from the country, a significant part of which is shipped to China. This was stated by the head of Rosprirodnadzor Svetlana Radionova.

“Now let’s clearly say that our“ big Chinese brother ”simply vacuums everything that can be obtained,” the official said.

According to the head of the department, she has to give permission to «move» musk deer, pine cones and chaga mushrooms. At the same time, more calls are received only on the issue of restricting access to water bodies, she said.

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By 2035, only electric cars will be sold in the US, said the president’s special envoy for climate, Kerry. According to him, «Ford and General Motors signed up for this.»

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The FSBI Avtobaza No. 2 of the Presidential Property Management Department, which is engaged in the transportation of State Duma deputies and members of the government, will spend 27 million rubles on the purchase of car disks, tire pressure sensors (as well as nuts for their fastening) and decorative wheel caps. At the end of March, workers at car depot No. 2 complained about non-payment of wages.

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Lukashenko said that Belarus could cut off the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline if Europe decides to close the border with the country.

«We are heating Europe, they are still threatening us that they will close the border. And if we cut off natural gas there? Therefore, I would recommend that the Polish leadership, Lithuanians and other headless people think before speaking.»

«But this is their business. If they shut down, let them shut down. But the Foreign Ministry must warn everyone in Europe: if only they impose additional sanctions on us, indigestible and unacceptable for us, we must answer. How to answer, we agreed with you six months ago.»

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The German Foreign Minister said that Lukashenko is responsible for the situation with illegal migrants on the border of Belarus and Poland. Law enforcement agencies in Belarus are escorting migrants to the EU borders, he said.

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The plenum of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party approved Xi Jinping’s historic resolution on the party’s achievements. The resolution was the third since the founding of the CCP in 1921. The first was introduced by Mao Zedong in 1945, the second by Deng Xiaoping in 1981. These documents describe the Party’s achievements, historical lessons learned and future policy directions.

By introducing the resolution, Xi Jinping further cemented his name alongside Mao and Deng. In 2018, the Chinese parliament approved amendments to the constitution, and now its preamble includes not only the names and ideas of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, but also the name of Xi Jinping and his idea of ​​socialism with Chinese characteristics in a new era.

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Illegal migrants are transported to Belarus on private planes from Dubai, one of the refugees who arrived at the Polish border from Yemen told RIA Novosti. He told about his own experience as follows:

«First we went to the office of a travel company in Yemen, she made us an invitation to Belarus, certified by the consulate in Minsk, paid hotel reservation and medical insurance. After that we went to Egypt, and then with our invitation to Minsk, where we received visas at the airport. We entered as ordinary tourists. »

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Iraq may send a plane to take out some migrants from the Belarusian-Polish border, the Iraqi authorities and Iraqi Kurds are discussing the issue, a Kurdish politician told RIA Novosti

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New York has its own cryptocurrency. The cryptocurrency is built on the basis of the Stacks protocol (STX), which uses the functionality of the bitcoin blockchain. The developers of the NYCCoin token themselves claim on their website that the currency has nothing to do with the authorities. But they say the city community can ask the authorities to use the cryptocurrency treasury at any time.

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In Croatia, the former Minister of EU funds Gabriela alac was detained at the request of the European Prosecutor’s Office. In addition, Tomislav Petrits, director of the EU programs and projects agency, and two entrepreneurs were arrested, reports N1. All four are suspected of committing crimes related to government procurement of the information system.

We are talking about more than 2 million euros received in 2018 by Croatia from EU funds for the creation of software and information systems. Work contracts exceeded their real value by 4.5 times.

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Levying additional taxes on emissions from companies is a popular (and very beneficial for the state) way of fighting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But the price of these emissions from country to country differs very, very noticeably.

The most expensive emissions are for companies in the UK, France and Germany: 96, 93 and 78 euros per tonne, respectively. On the other side of the rankings — Brazil, taking a modest 0.58 euros per tonne of CO2, followed by us (5.6 euros) and China (8.59 euros per tonne of carbon dioxide)

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The Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) have closed a historic cinema in Kabul. Ariana has shown Indian and American action films for decades. The militants considered this to be contrary to Sharia law and are now planning to open a cinema for religious propaganda.

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A court in the US state of Michigan approved a $ 626 million compensation agreement for victims of toxic drinking water in the city of Flint. Due to changes in the water supply system, local children were found to have elevated levels of lead in their bodies.

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Housing and communal services received less than 90 billion rubles due to the policy of containing tariffs for housing and communal services, said on Wednesday the head of the Ministry of Construction of Russia Irek Fayzullin at an expanded meeting of the State Duma committee on construction and housing and communal services.

“A number of regions simply do not agree to these changes (increase in tariffs). According to preliminary estimates, the industry lost about 80-90 billion rubles due to the fact that even the legal part of the tariffs was not raised. At the same time, our entire program for clean water is 30 billion rubles a year, ”Fayzullin said.

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According to TASS, the parliament of Chechnya decided to submit to the State Duma a draft amendment to the law on the media, proposing to introduce a ban on the dissemination of information in the media about the nationality and religion of persons involved in the commission of crimes.

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