15 Дек, 2021

Economic power prevails over power

According to the 12th annual Ipsos global poll for the Halifax International Security Forum, of the 28 countries surveyed, an average of 78% believe economic power is more important than military power in world affairs, unchanged from last year. This opinion is shared by the majority of adults in all countries where the study was conducted.

This point of view is most often held by citizens of South Africa (84%), Belgium (83%), Sweden (82%) and Argentina (82%), and citizens of the United States (64%), the Netherlands (69%). %), The UK (73%), Australia (74%) and Canada (75%) are the least likely to do this.

This view has become more prevalent since last year, with only two countries showing an increase in this view: South Korea (4 percentage points to 81%) and Mexico (76%), while it is less widespread in the UK (-8 to 81%). 73%), Australia (-7 to 74%), Peru (-7 to 76%) and South Africa (-7 to 84%).

 

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Romania wants to replace Soviet MiG-21s with American F-16s, buy them from Norway for 354 million euros, media reported

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The G7 Summit in 2022 will be held at Ellmau Castle in Bavaria from 26 to 28 June. This was announced by the Prime Minister of Bavaria Markus Söder, reports Welt.

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Belarus has introduced criminal liability for calls for sanctions. The new law provides for punishment for those who call for sanctions against Belarus, citizens or organizations. They can receive up to six, ten, or up to 12 years in prison, depending on the severity of the crime.

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«Rusnano» offered banks to pre-trial to invalidate agreements on loans under state guarantees for almost 55 billion rubles., RBC learned. The state-owned company is not happy with the fact that banks took high interest rates from it without bearing risks

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A court in Minsk sentenced the leaders of the Belarusian musical fantasy-folk group Irdorath Vladimir and Nadezhda Kalach, who took part in protests in Belarus in 2020, to two years in prison.

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The American spacecraft Parker Solar Probe «touched» the Sun for the first time. This was reported by the press service of NASA. The press service of the space agency clarified that the spacecraft flew through the upper layers of the sun’s atmosphere and took samples of particles and magnetic fields from there.

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The US Senate supported a $ 2.5 trillion increase in the government debt ceiling to $ 31.4 trillion. The broadcast was hosted by the C-SPAN TV channel. According to the results of the vote, 50 people voted for raising the national debt limit, 49 against. Later, this decision must be approved in the lower house of the US Congress, after which it will be signed by US President Joe Biden.

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Iranian authorities will continue to develop their missile and space programs, as this is an inalienable right of Tehran, said Iranian Permanent Representative to the UN Majid Takht-Ravanchi.

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The Russian company Aquarius, which is part of the National Computer Corporation, has started selling the Aquarius NS M11 smartphone. The second model is also preparing for serial production — Aquarius NS M12 with dust and moisture protection (IP68).

The device runs on the Russian mobile OS «Aurora» version 4.x. Of the characteristics, a 6.67-inch screen, a 5000 mAh battery and an eight-core SoC are noted. The cost depends on the specific order. By the end of the year, it is planned to release a serial batch of 2,000 pieces.

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Sberbank refused to use Russian Elbrus processors. Experts came to the conclusion that Elbrus cannot be included in the bank’s ecosystem: there is not enough memory, no speed, no frequency, no cores. Testing has shown that Elbrus meets only 7 necessary technical parameters out of 44.

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Minsk accused the pilot of the Ryanair airline, on board which was flying the former editor-in-chief of the Nexta Telegram channel (the Belarusian authorities recognized him as extremist) Roman Protasevich, having landed the aircraft in Minsk, and not in Vilnius. Artem Sikorsky, head of the aviation department of the Belarusian Ministry of Transport, stated this in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel.

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The curator of the waste reform Russian ecological operator (REO) will invest 990 million rubles. to a complex for the processing and disposal of waste in Tula. This plant with a capacity of 480 thousand tons of waste per year is being built by the Region-Comfort company, which is part of the Charter group of Igor Chaika, the son of the ex-prosecutor general. The total cost of the project is 3.5 billion rubles.

This was told to RBC by a representative of the REO and confirmed by a representative of the Charter. The state company will finance this project through a bond loan with an interest rate of 3.75% per annum for a period of 10 years.

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«Almaz-Antey» has created an anti-aircraft missile system of non-strategic anti-missile defense «Abakan», the readiness time for combat work of which is less than 3 minutes, the first deputy chief designer of the complex Dmitry Khrupalo told RIA Novosti

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Roskomnadzor demanded to block the publication The Insider in Russia after the entry into force of the court decision on the fine for the absence of the marking provided for «foreign agents» on its materials. Earlier, The Insider was fined a total of 1 million rubles

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More than 10 American billionaires, including the founders of Pinterest and Canva, have pledged to give away most of their fortune in a “pledge of gift”. Over the past year, the number of participants in the initiative of Buffett, Gates and his ex-wife Melinda French has reached 231 people.

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In Yekaterinburg, a bas-relief with the profile of Joseph Stalin was returned to the building of the District House of Officers (ODO; owned by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation), which was dismantled in 1956 before the arrival of the first secretary of the CPSU Central Committee Nikita Khrushchev in Sverdlovsk. The press service of the ODO «Kommersant» was told that the goal is to restore the historical appearance of the building.

“The installed bas-relief is an exact copy of the one that was installed on the facade of the building earlier. Currently, work is underway to repair the facade of the House of Officers. The sculptural group on the main pediment is partially dismantled for restoration, after which all elements will be returned to their place. The work will be completed in the near future, ”the press service noted.

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Rusnano offered Sovcombank, Promsvyazbank and Ak Bars Bank to out-of-court invalidate agreements on loans under state guarantees for almost 55 billion rubles, RBC reported.

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The share of non-residents in the OFZ market by the end of the week from December 6 to December 12 decreased by 0.3 percentage points, to 19.5%, according to a review by VTB Capital analysts received by RBC. According to VTB Capital, the net outflow of foreign investments in the second week of December amounted to 31.3 billion rubles.

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In 2021, the supply of Russian cartridges and their components to the United States in monetary terms set a record in the modern history of Russia — since the early 1990s. This is evidenced by the foreign trade data of the US Census Bureau (analogue of Rosstat), which RBC got acquainted with. This was not prevented even by the new sanctions by Washington, directed precisely against the import of small arms and ammunition for them from Russia.

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Since the beginning of the year, over 2 billion packages of instant noodles have been sold in Russia, which is 6.1% more than a year earlier. In 2020, the growth did not even reach 2%.

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The founder of the human rights project Gulagu.net Vladimir Osechkin said that the informant of the project was able to take out from Russia a new video archive with torture of prisoners from Krasnoyarsk, Transbaikalia and Primorsky Krai

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Billionaires rush to sell their own stocks before 2022. They sold $ 42.9 billion worth of shares by early December, more than double the $ 20.2 billion figure for all of 2020, according to transaction analysis.

Billionaires often hold shares in the companies that made their fortune because selling them brings tax bills. But many are deciding to sell the stock now, while its value is at record highs and before a potential tax hike in early 2022, Bloomberg reported.

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In Russia, new requirements for school textbooks have been approved. Now their expertise has officially become state-owned. The main criteria are the absence of errors and typos, including for illustrations, comments and notes.

Based on these and other requirements, textbooks will be given grades from three to zero points. The order of the Ministry of Education on the approval of a new procedure for the formation of a federal list of school textbooks has already been published.

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The court in Yessentuki announced the verdict in the case of the leaders of the protests against the change of the border between Ingushetia and Chechnya. They were accused of extremism and organizing violence against the security forces. All seven defendants received as much as the prosecutor asked for, from 7.5 to 9 years in prison

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The Ministry of Digital Development of Russia has again changed the procedure for transmitting data on conversations and traffic of mobile subscribers to Roskomnadzor in accordance with the law on the fight against gray SIM cards.

According to the previous version of the document, telecom operators had to transfer all billing and even geolocation of subscribers to the regulator, but by a court decision. According to the new option, they will only have to transfer information about the provision of services to subscribers and the period of their provision, but a court decision is not required for this.

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The Russ Outdoor Group and Gallery have agreed on a strategic partnership, told Kommersant in the Russ Outdoor press service. Gallery CEO Maria Komarova confirmed this. These two companies are the largest outdoor advertising operators in the country.

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The UAE has suspended negotiations with the United States on the purchase of F-35 fighters due to US restrictions on their use, the Financial Times reported, citing an unnamed Emirati official.

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Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev met in Brussels, where the Eastern Partnership summit is being held today. The parties agreed to restore the railway, thanks to which Armenia will be able to establish communication with Russia and Iran.

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The organizing committee of the Winter Olympic Games in Beijing will provide competitors with access to social networks blocked in China, including Instagram and Twitter, TASS reported in the International Olympic Committee.

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The Iraqi authorities have issued more than 400 passports for migrants concentrated on the Belarusian-Polish border for their unhindered return to their homeland, Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed al-Sahhaf said.

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The chief engineer of the capital construction department of «Alrosa» was detained on suspicion of corruption. According to the IC, he received more than 4 million rubles for assistance in concluding an additional agreement with a commercial enterprise.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the talks, held in the format of a video conference, talked about creating an independent infrastructure to service trade operations between the Russian Federation and the PRC without the participation of third countries. This was announced by the assistant to the Russian leader Yuri Ushakov.

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Scientists have discovered dozens of species of bacteria around the world that use special enzymes to convert plastic into energy.

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Daria Navalny in Strasbourg received the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought for her father, awarded to Alexei Navalny, who is now imprisoned in Russia and himself was unable to participate in the ceremony.

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The European Union will be ready to expand sanctions against Russia and take «unprecedented measures» if it shows further aggression against Ukraine. This was announced by the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.

According to the head of the European Commission, the EU is working closely with the United States on expanding sanctions against Russia’s financial and energy sectors, dual-use goods and the defense sector. At the same time, Germany came out in favor of a dialogue with Russia.

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In Russia, the list of industrial goods from abroad has been expanded, which are not allowed for state purchases. This government decree comes into force today. The resolution also clarified the grounds under which the ban on admission to state purchases of imported industrial goods does not apply.

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A South African court ruled that former President Jacob Zuma should return to prison, SABCNews reported. The Pretoria High Court ruled that Zuma’s parole was medically unlawful. The decision was made contrary to the recommendations of the parole commission. The time Zuma spent outside the prison during parole will not count towards the sentence, Times Live reported.

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A court in Moscow fined the international historical, educational, human rights and charitable society «Memorial» (recognized in the Russian Federation as an NGO-foreign agent) 500 thousand rubles. for the lack of marking of the foreign agent on one of their materials.

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