24 Jul, 2021

Expenses for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The initial estimate of the cost of the Tokyo Olympics was rather modest: 7.3 billion, but already in 2019 (before the pandemic) it exceeded 12 billion, approached 22 billion in 2020 (just the level of the Sochi Games) – and now, when the Olympics finally -then it starts, the total costs (including the carry-over) are estimated at $ 28 billion. And they exceeded the figures of the previous record holder – the Olympic Games in Sochi 2014: 21.9 billion were spent on Sochi

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The market valuation for Apple is about $ 2.1 trillion. Which countries could buy a maker of iPhones and MacBooks with one annual “income” (GDP)?

USA, China, Japan, Germany, India, UK, France. And that’s it! There are only 7 countries in this world with GDP more than Apple’s capitalization

Slightly inferior to Apple is Italy with a GDP of about 2 trillion dollars, more – Brazil (1.8 trillion), a little more – Canada and Russia (1.7 trillion each). And 1.7 trillion dollars is the capitalization of, for example, Amazon and Microsoft

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Channel One did not show the Ukrainian team at the opening of the Olympics. Immediately after the Ugandan national team entered the stadium, followed by Ukrainian athletes, Channel One interrupted the broadcast for an advertisement.

The press service of the First Channel explained the break in the broadcast as follows: “The parade of athletes lasts about two hours, to fulfill commercial obligations, its show is interrupted by advertising several times.”

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The Vedomosti website is working again, but Ivan Safronov’s column did not appear on it. In addition, the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that Safronov’s column was included in the Kremlin’s digest. When asked if there was any reaction to the material, he answered in the negative.

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The Ministry of Justice added the journalists of Open Media and the Project to the list of foreign agents. Among them: Mikhail Rubin, Sophia Groisman, Ilya Rozhdestvensky, Yulia Apukhtina, Alexey Posternak

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The Insider’s most important investigations over the past year

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On July 23, the Russian Ministry of Justice entered The Insider into the register of “Media – Foreign Agents. The Insider editor-in-chief Roman Dobrokhotov said that the publication “will work as it did”

“The Insider is a Latvian publication that is registered in Latvia under Latvian law. And what the Ministry of Justice wants there, The Insider is not interested. The newspaper has no representative office in Russia, so all these crazy laws do not apply to Insider, ”he told MBH Media.

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The Belarusian state TV channel ONT has published a video with the world champion in Thai boxing Alexei Kudin, whom Russia recently extradited to Belarus. Kudin said that he supports the policy of the current Belarusian authorities and the actions of law enforcement agencies, “which are engaged in establishing order in the country.”

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The Sovremennik Theater changed the monologue of Liya Akhedzhakova in the play “First Bread” after a complaint from “Officers of Russia”. The obscene language was removed from the production, the audience, who watched the play on 23 July, said. “Russian officers” complained about “excessive use of profanity”.

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Moscow City Electoral Commission: neither QR codes nor negative PCR tests will be needed to enter the polling stations in September.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that representatives of the Taliban are “sane people” and that they have promised to “uncompromisingly continue to fight ISIS.” Taliban Movement Recognized as Terrorist and Banned in Russia

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The head of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation Elvira Nabiullina claims that the price of the so-called borscht set has become lower. And it will even continue to decline. Although in July in Russia, chicken prices increased in 45 regions. Prices for buckwheat, salt, pork, butter and margarine have increased. Earlier, Putin instructed the authorities to actively monitor the situation with food prices

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The CEC excluded Pavel Grudinin from the list of candidates for the State Duma from the Communist Party. The decision was made on the basis of documents provided to the CEC by the ex-wife of Grudinin Irina and the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation. According to them, Grudinin has shares in Bonto Ltd., registered in Belize. Grudinin denies this.

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The Russian budget for 2022 has allocated 350,000,000,000 rubles for loans to other countries. Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said: Russia has written off $ 140 billion of international debts because “they would not solve the existing internal problems.”

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Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed an order on the composition of the organizing committee for the preparation and celebration of the 650th anniversary of the Battle of Kulikovo in 2030.

“The organizing committee was co-chaired by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Tatyana Golikova, Governor of the Tula Region Alexei Dyumin and Chairman of the Association” Russian Historical Society “Sergei Naryshkin. public utilities of the Russian Federation Irek Fayzullin, head of the Federal Agency for Tourism Zarina Doguzova, heads of the largest enterprises of the Tula region, public organizations, “- said the press service of the government of the Tula region.

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On behalf of Putin, military transport aircraft deliver humanitarian aid to Cuba – Russian Defense Ministry

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Twitter reported that in the second quarter of 2021, revenue grew 74% compared to the same period in 2020 to $ 1.19 billion. Profit was $ 65.6 million, which is a significant improvement from a loss of $ 1.38 billion in 2020.

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NASA has selected SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket to launch a science probe to Jupiter’s moon Europa, which has oceans that can house life forms. The contract value for the Europa Clipper mission, which is scheduled to launch in October 2024, is $ 178 million. The satellite is approximately 630 million kilometers from Earth, and the journey is expected to take more than five years.

Exploring Europa is one of NASA’s top science missions, given the vast amount of salt water that lies beneath its icy surface. The Europa Clipper spacecraft will take high-resolution images of the surface, determine the composition of the moon and check geological activity, Bloomberg reported.

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Turkey builds wall on border with Iran amid influx of Afghan refugees

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Unemployed people without any property turned out to be 61 candidates for the State Duma from the federal list of the party of Maxim Suraikin “Communists of Russia”. They have dashes in the columns on income, bank accounts and property, Otkrytye Media noted after reviewing the information on the incomes of candidates registered by the CEC. Every seventh nominee of the party, which the Communist Party of the Russian Federation considers to be its spoiler, is a rogue.

Suraikin explained such an anomaly by the large volume of documents that had to be prepared in an emergency mode: sometimes, legally and technically, it was easier to hand over an empty sheet than not to hand over it at all, and for inaccuracies in the declarations, the registration was not removed.

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