15 Авг, 2021

How the average Russian eats

On average, Russians are undernourished by tens of kilograms of potatoes, milk and dairy products, as well as vegetables and fruits per year, said the associate professor of the basic department of trade policy of the PRUE. Plekhanova Svetlana Kazantseva based on Rosstat data.

“Consumption below the norm, which meets the requirements of a healthy diet, is observed in several groups of products: the largest deviation is observed in milk and dairy products (by more than 53 kilograms per year). grams every day, «Kazantseva said.

According to Rosstat, on average, Russians consume 271.6 kilograms of milk and dairy products in terms of milk (compared to the Ministry of Health’s norm of 325 kilograms).

According to the expert, vegetables and melons are in second place in terms of the difference between the recommended norms and actual consumption: the difference is more than 36 kilograms. This suggests that Russians do not get about 3 kilograms of vegetables and melons to the norm a month.


Almost 400 people are kept in the center of illegal migrants in the Latvian village of Mucenieki (during the Soviet era there was a military town). A migrant from Iraq told RIA Novosti that the cost of a «ticket» to Latvia through Belarus cost him 2 thousand dollars.


Moscow will respond if London cancels a visa to any of its Russian correspondents, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. It added that the non-extension of the visa for the BBC journalist Sarah Rainsford has nothing to do with her questions to President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. Sarah Rainsford will receive a visa to Russia as soon as Britain issues a visa to a Russian correspondent, said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.


Militants of the Taliban movement (recognized as terrorist in Russia and prohibited) have seized Mazar-i-Sharif, the largest city in northern Afghanistan, the Associated Press reports, citing a local parliamentarian.

Thus, in a few days all the largest cities of Afghanistan except Kabul — Kandahar, Herat and Mazar-i-Sharif — passed into the hands of the Taliban.


Biden authorized the deployment of about 5,000 troops to evacuate US diplomats from Afghanistan. Biden: The Taliban (the movement is banned in Russia as a terrorist movement) has been told that any actions that endanger US personnel in Afghanistan will receive a military response


The Polish president decided to sign a resonant law concerning the property of Jews taken away in the war. According to him, after 30 years from the date of the administrative decision (including on the ownership of property), it will not be subject to challenge. The President of Poland is sure that the norm is not aimed specifically at Jews, but with its adoption «the era of legal chaos ends.»

This has caused discontent in Israel, where the law is believed to deprive Jews of the right to return property or receive compensation for it. The head of the Israeli Foreign Ministry called the law anti-Semitic and immoral and recalled the head of the embassy from Poland. Warsaw promised to answer symmetrically.


Baku wants to sign a peace treaty with Yerevan and carry out border delimitation, but received no response from Armenia — President of Azerbaijan


Azerbaijan does not want a new war in the region, but if Armenia is preparing, Baku will prevent it — Aliyev


The number of divorces due to poverty has increased in Russia, Ura.ru reports. According to VTsIOM, eight years ago, 20% of Russians named poverty as the main reason for divorce, in 2021 their number increased to 33%.


The International Skating Union (ISU) has developed rules for the participation of transgender people in speed skating, short track speed skating and figure skating competitions.

“The admission conditions are based solely on the desire to guarantee fairness and safety in sport,” commented the ISU rules.


Secondary housing prices in Russia increased by 16% compared to the same period in 2020 and only 0.9 percent per month, CIAN reported.


July 2021 was the hottest month in the entire world history of meteorological observations. It is reported by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). According to American scientists, the average recorded temperature of the land and ocean surface around the world was 1.67 ° C higher than the 20th century average of 15.8 ° C. This figure is 0.02 ° C higher than the previous record set in 2016


The majority of Russians (77 percent of the respondents) are not satisfied with their current job because of the low level of wages, TASS reports with reference to a survey by the Rabota.ru service.

At the moment, less than a quarter of Russians (23 percent) are satisfied with their work. Most often, job satisfaction was expressed by representatives of manufacturing and industry (17 percent), transport and logistics (11 percent), IT (nine percent), education (eight percent) and medicine (six percent).


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