2 Jul, 2021

Economic losses of tourism

According to the calculations of the UN World Tourism Organization, the continuing pandemic will inflict the most serious blow this year on the tourism sector of Turkey: in the pessimistic scenario, losses will exceed 9% of GDP (in the optimistic scenario, they will amount to 6.3%, which is also very, very much)

They are followed by Ecuador (losses from 9% to 5.5% of GDP) and South Africa (from 8.1% to 5.5%). The leaders are also Ireland, Switzerland, South Korea and Australia with New Zealand

In the tourist sector of Russia, the pandemic will also noticeably trample, although the decline figures here are still noticeably lower: from 1.1% to 1.5% of GDP. And the total losses of the tourism sector around the world are estimated at $ 1.7 trillion in the optimistic scenario and 2.4 trillion in the pessimistic one.

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Russia exports to Belarus 3 times more than Belarus to Russia. The dependence of the Belarusian economy on Russia continued to grow. So the share of the Russian Federation in trade turnover reached 48.3% against 47.8% in 2020. In 2020, it amounted to USD 839 million, and in 2021 it tripled to USD 2.541 billion.

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The Ukrainian parliament adopted a law recognizing the Crimean Tatars, Karaites and Krymchaks as indigenous peoples in Ukraine. Russians are not such

“The indigenous people of Ukraine” is an autochthonous ethnic community that has formed on the territory of Ukraine, is a bearer of a distinctive language and culture, has traditional, social, cultural or representative bodies, recognizes itself as an indigenous people of Ukraine, constitutes an ethnic minority in its population and does not have its own state education outside Ukraine “, – indicated in the explanatory note to the bill.

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HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov resigns. He will become the scientific director of the university, writes RBC with reference to its own source and the words of a representative of the university. This information was also confirmed by HSE itself. Kuzminov headed the Higher School of Economics for 28 years. Who will become the new rector is not reported.

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Moscow in 2021 will finally switch to electric buses and stop purchasing diesel buses for passenger transportation, Deputy Mayor Maxim Liksutov said at the Moscow Urban Forum. He also added that by 2022, the capital will begin to apply hydrogen fuel cell technologies in transport and test water buses.

“Starting this year, by the decision of the Mayor of Moscow, we will not buy diesel buses, except for transportation in a special mode. Electric buses only. We will also install about 200 electric cars a year for the development of personal electric transport. “

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China is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party. Among the celebrations, which have been going on for several days, there was a military parade, fireworks, and a light show. 70,000 guests gathered in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. They were read a message from eight other parties and many congratulatory speeches, including an hour-long monologue by Xi Jinping.

He said that the people had managed to eradicate absolute poverty and build a society of average prosperity, and the era when China endured bullying by others was gone forever. And he warned that the one who decides to enslave China will break his head.

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Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that 785 Russians are in custody in Belarus: 94 people in the status of suspects, 163 in the status of accused and another 528 Russians are serving their sentences. According to her, the Russian Foreign Ministry keeps all cases under control and everyone is provided with the necessary consular assistance

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The revenue of restaurants, cafes and other catering establishments in Moscow after the introduction of the QR code passage system decreased by 15% -20%, it is higher than the average annual for 2020, said the Deputy Mayor of the capital for economic policy and property and land relations Vladimir Efimov.

“Many entrepreneurs are trying to abuse, to play with public opinion. For example, restaurateurs, who on the very first day (after the introduction of the QR code system) announced a reduction in revenue by 80%,” Efimov said. The deputy mayor added that the authorities see “a completely different picture.”

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Half of Russians experienced positive emotions watching a direct line with Russian President Vladimir Putin, said Mikhail Mamonov, head of the political analysis practice at VTsIOM.

  • Negative emotions were experienced by 28% of respondents,
  • 20% named both positive and negative emotions,
  • 67% said they were interested in either the whole performance or most of it,
  • another 26% said that they were only interested in part of the performance,
  • 12% said the event was uninteresting.

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Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter have not confirmed the localization of databases of Russian users on the territory of the Russian Federation and will be brought to administrative responsibility, Roskomnadzor reports. They face a fine from 1 million to 6 million rubles.

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The subsistence minimum per capita in the Russian Federation in 2022 will be 11,950 rubles – the decree of the Russian government

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Russia has closed the entry to the country for the mayor of Riga Martins Stakis. The reason was that he removed the Russian flag, which, along with the flags of other countries, was placed in the center of Riga during the Ice Hockey World Championship, and replaced it with the flag of the Russian Olympic Committee.

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The price of Superjet 100 aircraft manufactured by Irkut Corporation increased by 12%, to $ 36 million per unit, with delivery in 2024. In 2020, the liners were offered at a price of $ 32 million. This was told by two sources in the largest Russian leasing companies and confirmed by a representative of Promsvyazbank (its subsidiary PSB Leasing plans to transfer 59 Superjet 100 airliners to airlines). Irkut did not comment on the information about the rise in prices for Russian aircraft.

“The terms of specific transactions depend on the configuration of the aircraft, their number, advance payment,” the response says.

Kirill Budaev, Marketing and Sales Director of Irkut Civil Aviation Equipment, added that the cost of the Superjet depends on Western components, the prices of which are subject to volatility due to changes in exchange rates.

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The prices for gas produced by Gazprom and its affiliated companies have increased for consumers. This follows from the order of the Federal Antimonopoly Service. The new prices take effect from July 1.

Cost 1000 cubic meters m of gas for consumers from Moscow and the Moscow region increased by 118 rubles. (from 3921 last year to 4039 rubles), for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region – by 116 rubles. (from 3871 to 3987 rubles). On average, compared to last year, gas prices for the population increased by about 3%. The minimum price for gas will be paid by residents of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (RUB 2768). The maximum price is set for the regions of the Caucasus – 4093 rubles.

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The footballers of the Russian national team need confessors, Metropolitan Mitrofan, head of the Patriarchal Commission for Physical Culture and Sports, told RIA Novosti. He is sure that there is a lack of spiritual preparation in the team: the players are “non-combat and … spiritually weak”, and the abuse and swearing from the mouth of the coach and the players spiritually ruin the team. This can be overcome through the ability to pray before the match and focus on achieving victory, the Metropolitan noted.

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The new social network GETTR, dubbed the Trump team project, has kicked off. GETTR is run by former Trump spokesman Jason Miller, according to Politico. The extent of the ex-president’s involvement is unclear.

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US Attorney General Merrick Garland has imposed a moratorium on executions at the federal level, his department said.

“The Department of Justice must ensure that everyone who comes under the federal criminal justice system is not only accorded the rights guaranteed by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, but also that they are treated fairly and humanely,” Garland said in a statement.

He added: “This obligation is particularly valid in cases involving the death penalty.”

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Yekaterina Vinnikova, a law student at the Belarusian State University, was detained in Minsk. In her graduation speech, she expressed support for the arrested lawyer Maxim Znak, the dismissed teacher Elena Laevskaya and other lawyers

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US troops have left Afghanistan’s largest airbase, Bagram, Fox reports

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US troops withdrawing from Afghanistan hold security consultations with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

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Israeli fighter jets attacked Gaza’s military installations that night. According to the local press, weapons for Hamas were stored and produced in the warehouses. The Israel Defense Forces confirmed the airstrike, saying it was a response to recent attacks from Gaza.

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130 states approved the introduction of an international tax system for large corporations. According to the plan, the minimum single tax rate will be 15%.

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Putin signed a law obliging banks to provide the Justice Ministry, upon request, with information on the transactions and accounts of non-profit organizations (except for religious ones). The law comes into force in 10 days.

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Putin signed a law to launch an experiment in catering to make small business grow more comfortable. As part of the pilot, catering will be able to avoid paying VAT until the annual revenue exceeds 2 billion rubles, regardless of the number of employees.

A separate criterion in the industry will also be for the payment of insurance premiums at a reduced rate of 15% – the number of employees is up to 1.5 thousand people (instead of the bar of 250 people, above which a business ceases to be considered not only small, but also medium).

The experiment will concern restaurants, cafes, bars, fast foods, buffets, cafeterias, canteens, snack bars, culinary and catering departments.

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Lukashenko announced that the Belarusian special services had carried out a large-scale anti-terrorist operation, promising details soon. Lukashenko said that after the anti-terrorist operation Belarus will present claims to the German Chancellor and “some of the leadership” of the FRG

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State structures of Moldova are teeming with foreign agents, and the presidential administration is financed from external funds, this needs to be dealt with, ex-president of the republic Igor Dodon told RIA Novosti. According to him, legislative measures are needed, it is necessary to take the experience of Russia and Hungary, which clearly limited the possibility of outside influence on domestic politics.

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In Albania, a criminal case of espionage has been opened against two Russians – Georgy Budanov and Vladislav Cherkasov, who visited the country during NATO exercises Defender Europe in May-June, local publications write.

A similar case was initiated against 5 Czech citizens (NATO member). According to the authorities, they arrived before the start of the exercises and stayed in the country for 10 days, driving around the military bases in a rented car and staying there for a short time, presumably for photographing.

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The United States signed an agreement on the largest compensation in history for claims of sexual violence – an unprecedented $ 850 million to victims of pedophiles from among their ranks, the “Boy Scouts of America” ​​will pay.

According to USA Today, a total of about 90 thousand people who joined the ranks of the Boy Scouts and became victims of sexual violence filed lawsuits. The case materials cover episodes from 1965 to 1985.

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The United States is asking Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan to temporarily place about 9 thousand Afghans who helped the Americans, Bloomberg said

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Rosgvardia in July will hold the exercise “Zaslon-2021” in several regions of the country, this is the first such large-scale training since the establishment of the department.

“In the period from 12 to 30 July 2021, for the first time since its inception, the National Guard will conduct a large operational-strategic exercise” Zaslon – 2021 “in several regions of the country at once. During the exercise, it is planned to work out a set of training tasks aimed at neutralizing threats to the state and public safety of Russia “, – told” Interfax “in the Russian Guard.

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Putin signed a law giving Russians the right to refuse additional services when concluding a consumer loan. If, when issuing a loan for a separate fee, an additional service is offered, the borrower’s right to refuse it within 14 days must be provided. Moreover, the borrower will be able to demand a refund from the bank for it.

Plus, banks will no longer be able to include in loan agreements a clause on the mandatory presence of a minimum balance on the account from which the debt is repaid. The amount of the penalty for non-payment of the loan is also limited – a maximum of 20% of the overdue debt. The law comes into force today.

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Cherchesov disagrees with the unsatisfactory assessment of his work in the Russian national football team

“I recently read that the work was recognized as unsatisfactory. In my understanding, I would argue. There is a result, and there is a work. Because the work was done inside and out, the team did what we offered it. This is time.”

“Why did not it succeed to repeat (the success of the 2018 World Cup)? I absolutely clearly understand, and I said this at the technical committee: we were physically ready for the conditions to give results, (but) courage, inspiration is needed to have it in the team. a notebook is at the bedside table in order to get up at night and write down a thought ”

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Russia has begun special exercises in the Barents and Norwegian Seas to test submarine weapons at great depths. They pass at depths over 500 meters – this is the maximum depth for most modern submarines.

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Foreign special services are planning an operation to rescue Ivan Safronov, they are confident in the FSB. If a journalist is released from the Lefortovo detention center, he will hide in the territory of a diplomatic mission of one of the NATO countries, and then, with the help of Western intelligence officers, will leave Russia. Investigator Alexander Chaban gave such a rationale at a meeting of the Moscow City Court, explaining why Safronov should remain in custody, “Open Media” found out

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