12 Jul, 2021

Industrial Producer Price Index

Producer prices of industrial goods in May 2021 increased on average across the country by 16.5% since the beginning of the year

The most noticeable growth in producer prices for manufactured goods was in the Vologda Oblast (+ 55.8% YTD), Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug (+ 43.1%) and Astrakhan Oblast (+ 41.6%). More than 30%, prices also increased in the Orenburg and Tyumen regions

At the same time, there are as many as 5 regions where prices have decreased! These are Magadan region (-3.3%), Amur region and Kalmykia (-2.5% each), Kamchatka (-1.4%) and North Ossetia (-0.9%)

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The first mass protests in many years are taking place in Cuba. The demonstrators demand “free elections” and a solution to social problems. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel announced his readiness to fight and die for the revolution:

“We are ready to give our lives. They need to step over our corpses if they want to face the revolution. We are ready for anything and will fight in the streets. ”

The Cuban President said that some of the protesters receive money from the United States. In Washington itself, the actions of the protesters are supported and called to prevent bloodshed.

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The European Border Agency says it is starting an urgent operation on the border of Lithuania and Belarus due to migrants

Lithuanian Foreign Minister said that he will invite EU Foreign Ministers to think about the fifth package of sanctions against Belarus due to migrants

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Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, commenting on the possibility of opening direct flights to Crimea, said that in this case Minsk needs to take into account the economic aspect, as well as possible sanctions that may be imposed on the Belarusian side.

“If it is beneficial, let’s say, for society, for the country, for the state, then, I think, an appropriate decision will be made. But in this situation, we must take into account some other aspects related to possible sanctions that may be imposed on attitude towards Belarus, “Makei said in an interview with Russia Today TV channel.

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The exercises “Cossack Mace – 2021”, in which units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) and four Western countries participate, began at a training ground in the Nikolaev region.

“About 2 thousand servicemen and more than 300 units of military equipment from five partner countries – Ukraine, USA, Great Britain, Canada, Sweden, will take part in the exercises,” the message says.

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One hundred percent availability of kindergartens for June 2021 was provided only in 37 regions. This is stated in the study of the Ministry of Education on preschool education in Russia for children under the age of three, which is at the disposal of Izvestia. The ministry said the situation was worse a few years ago.

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A Muscovite who was dragged out of the MFC by the police for not wearing a mask was prosecuted under the article on the use of violence against a government employee.

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In St. Petersburg, cyclists lay down at the walls of Smolny in protest. They tried to draw attention to the insecurity of the drivers of this type of transport.

Participants of the action demand to give priority in urban traffic to pedestrians, then cyclists and, last of all, motorists.

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The international rating agency Fitch has affirmed Russia’s long-term issuer default ratings in foreign and national currencies at ‘BBB’.

As the reasons for maintaining the rating, the agency cites “a reliable basis for macroeconomic policy, a strong external balance and the lowest level of public debt” among other countries.

At the same time, Fitch experts say that the risks of anti-Russian sanctions remain high. Despite the short-term stabilization in relations with the United States after the summit of Presidents Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden in Geneva, the country’s strong reserves and the liquidity of the banking sector, the likelihood of new sanctions remains high.

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The Treasury Ministers of the United States and Europe approved the introduction of a minimum tax rate for corporations, which will prevent companies from cutting costs and paying less money by registering in countries with low taxes. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced this during the G20 summit.

“There is still a lot to be done, but I really hope that with growing consensus [within the G20] we are on the road to a tax regime that is fair for all of our citizens,” she said.

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All Australian troops have left Afghanistan, said Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton.

“At the moment, this military campaign has come to an end. The time has come for the withdrawal of these forces, but that does not mean that we will not participate in campaigns with the United States, ”he said.

He noted that over the past 20 years, more than 39 thousand Australian soldiers took part in the military campaign in Afghanistan, of which 41 people died. According to him, in recent years, the contingent has been reduced from 1.5 thousand soldiers and officers to 80 people.

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The European Union has extended economic sanctions against Russia until January 31, 2022, RIA Novosti reported

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Russian diplomats working in Hairaton, Afghanistan, withdrawn to Uzbekistan for security reasons – Russian president’s special envoy for Afghanistan

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The Taliban (the movement is banned in Russia as terrorist) are discussing with the Russian side the issue of lifting sanctions on the movement, their spokesman told RIA Novosti.

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The CEC of Moldova counted 100% of the protocols:

3 political forces pass to parliament

pro-Western pro-presidential Action and Solidarity Party gains 52.80%

“Action and Solidarity” gets the majority of the seats and can independently form the government

among pro-Russian communists and socialists (27.17%)

the pro-Russian Shor party has 5.74%

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Rosgeologia said that less than 20% of the recoverable oil resources on the Russian Arctic shelf are profitable (less than 1 billion out of 5.2 billion tons)

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President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov promoted his son to deputy prime minister for economic and banking issues, as well as for work with international financial organizations. His son’s previous promotion in public service was in February.

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Putin awarded Aimani Kadyrova, the mother of the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, with the distinction For Benevolence, for her contribution to charitable and social activities

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The office of Boris Titov, the Presidential Envoy for the Protection of Entrepreneurs’ Rights, stopped the process of returning entrepreneurs from the “London List” due to the position of the Prosecutor General’s Office, which cannot guarantee that they will not be taken into custody

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Remittances of labor migrants from Russia – more than $ 2,000,000,000 in the 4th quarter of 2020 alone. For the whole of 2020, only 19.5 million foreigners entered legally.

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The Moscow City Court refused to mitigate the punishment for a participant in the rally in support of politician Alexei Navalny on January 23, Valery Yevsin. OVD-Info’s lawyer Elena Sheremetyeva told Open Media about this. Yevsin was sentenced to two years for pushing a metal fence towards an officer of the National Guard at a rally

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