9 Aug, 2021

How many sites are there on the Internet

As of August 6, 2021, there were 1.88 billion websites on the Internet – more than at any time in history.

At the same time, this number has been growing very slowly over the past five years: almost 1.8 billion sites were on the World Wide Web in 2017, but already in 2018 this number fell to 1.65 billion and only recovered last year.

The last significant growth in the number of sites on the Internet was in 2017, with the total number of sites growing from just over a billion in 2016 to nearly 1.8 billion in 2017.

By the way, an interesting fact: in 1994, when the first Internet search engine (then just a directory of sites) Yahoo appeared, there were only three thousand sites on the Internet. And by the time Google appeared, there were already more than two million

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Akayev left Kyrgyzstan after interrogations in the case of the Kumtor gold mine, Sputnik Kyrgyzstan reports, citing an associate of the ex-president

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Russian military returned from Uzbekistan after exercises on the border with Afghanistan, according to the press service of the Central Military District

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The head of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry said that the United States clearly planned to make Belarus and Ukraine members of NATO

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Latvian Foreign Minister said he fears “incidents” between Russia and NATO against the background of the Russian-Belarusian exercises “West” and the situation with migrants

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Belarusian athlete Timanovskaya admitted that she does not feel safe even in Poland, where she asked for asylum

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McDonald’s in the United States is facing a shortage of paper bags amid a boom in delivery and take-out orders, according to a letter the chain’s franchisees received in late July.

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The Russian segment of the International Space Station is planned to be equipped with the GLONASS navigation system to assist in the docking of spaceships. It is noted that on the Russian segment there is an ASN-M device, which does not receive signals from the domestic GLONASS system, but works only on signals from the American GPS satellite system. At the same time, the ASN-K satellite navigation equipment was installed on the Soyuz MS and Progress MS spacecraft, operating on signals from both domestic GLONASS and American GPS.

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The first Russian tourists flew to Hurghada after a six-year break. The flight departed from Domodedovo at 5.10 Moscow time. All 298 passengers on board are tourists. Since August 9, Russia has resumed flights with Egyptian resorts with a frequency of five flights a week on each route.

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The smoke from forest fires in Yakutia reached the North Pole for the first time in the history of mankind. Scientists from NASA told about this. The smoke is so thick that much of the land cannot be seen on satellite images.

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The Taliban have taken over Kunduz, a key city in northern Afghanistan. Intense fighting continues in the capitals of the southern provinces of Kandahar and Helmand, which the Taliban have been trying to capture for weeks, BBC reports.

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US President Joe Biden does not intend to change plans for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, despite the strengthening of the positions of the Taliban terrorist movement. At the same time, the Pentagon does not abandon plans, if necessary, to provide the Afghan authorities with the necessary resources.

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“We do not need to think about a four-day work week, but about an extension. About working both on Saturday and Sunday, but pulling the country out of ruin, ”said Nikolai Arefiev, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Economic Policy, Industry, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship.

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The Ministry of Digital Development of Russia proposed to collect biometric data of taxi and car sharing drivers. It is also proposed to collect biometrics to enter the territory of financial market organizations and participate in a meeting of the civil society.

There are five most common types of biometrics: fingerprint, face, voice, iris, and palm and finger vein patterns.

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In Belarus, the book by Svetlana Aleksievich “The Last Witnesses” has disappeared from the school curriculum “Russian-language literature of Belarus”. The works of Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Vladimir Nabokov were removed from the section on dissident literature.

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Iraq called on Lithuania and Belarus to treat migrants humanely. Baghdad opposes “restricting the personal freedom of citizens,” but insists on taking “tougher measures to prevent illegal migration,” said Iraqi Minister of Migration and Displaced Persons, Aivan Faik.

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The Times: UK Identifies Chinese Agents Posing As Hong Kong Refugees

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Experts still record the ingress of oil products from the soil into water bodies after the spill of 21 thousand tons of fuel at the TPP-3 in Norilsk, although more than a year has passed since the accident, said the head of Rosprirodnadzor Svetlana Radionova.

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School and university teachers will be obliged to communicate with parents, schoolchildren and students only through Russian messengers, mail and video services. A similar forced transfer to domestic software is to be expected for all civil servants, writes Kommersant.

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A mandatory lie detector test has been introduced for candidates for the leadership of Roscosmos and its enterprises to prevent corruption in the rocket and space industry, said Dmitry Rogozin, general director of the state corporation.

“Since the summer of last year, I have introduced a mandatory polygraph for appointments to significant positions in the state corporation and at our enterprises,” he wrote on Facebook.

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Rogozin introduced a lie detector test for candidates for top managers of Roscosmos

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Lyubov Sobol had the legal right to go abroad, since the verdict against her did not enter into force, at the moment she does not threaten any legal consequences, lawyer Maxim Pashkov told RIA Novosti.

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The leadership of the European People’s Party, the largest in the European Parliament, said that the change of power in Belarus is a matter of time and the EU needs to be ready for this and support the transformation of the country.

“The regime will fall, and the victory of the Belarusian people is inevitable, it’s only a matter of time,” reads a written statement by the head of the party Weber, vice-president Kalniete and chairman of the inter-parliamentary delegation Kubilius, which is titled “Lukashenka’s regime will fall”.

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The Taliban (the movement is banned in Russia as a terrorist movement) announced that they have renewed their attack on Mazar-i-Sharif, the largest city in northern Afghanistan. They claim (the statement is at the disposal of RIA Novosti) that they are attacking from four directions and in one of these directions they have already entered the city.

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Lukashenka said that he himself gave all the commands related to the actions of the security forces to suppress last year’s protests

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Russia has submitted a memorandum of response to the International Court of Justice on the case “Ukraine against the Russian Federation” (in the framework of this process, Ukraine accuses Russia of violating the conventions on the suppression of the financing of terrorism and on the elimination of racial discrimination).

The Foreign Ministry said that in the memorandum Russia presented factual and legal evidence of the insolvency of the Ukrainian charges and insists that the court reject the plaintiff’s claims under both conventions.

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Britain imposes sanctions on Belarusian potash and oil products, and sanctions include:

a ban on Belarusian air carriers from flying over the UK or landing on its territory;

restricting access to goods and technologies that are used for internal repression against the population;

a ban on the provision of loans and on the purchase of securities issued by the Belarusian state and state banks;

tightening the existing arms embargo.

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The United States imposes sanctions against 3 Russian companies for violating the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction against Iran, North Korea and Syria:

1. “Pulsar”
2. Asia-Invest LLC
3. Charter Green Light Moscow

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After the publication of Safronov’s column in the Vedomosti newspaper in July, the journalist was transferred to another cell located near the punishment cell. The new cell is notable for enhanced security measures: there is an additional grille in front of the door, and an alarm is installed at the window.

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As a result of the repression, many investors are no longer investing in Chinese IT companies and are turning their attention to sectors that are less subject to government scrutiny and data verification. Writes about it Reuters.

Earlier, the repression affected China’s largest video game company, Tencent. The CEO’s fortune fell by $ 14 billion after his games were compared to opium. Alibaba was also fined nearly $ 3 billion for violating antitrust laws.

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