According to Knight Frank Russia, according to the results of May 2022, the top 10 leading countries in terms of demand for overseas real estate from Russians included Turkey (26%), the United Arab Emirates (18%), Cyprus (12%), Portugal (12%) , Greece (9%), Malta (6%), Caribbean (5%), Spain (5%), Israel (4%) and Serbia (3%).
An analysis of requests showed that 70% of potential buyers are considering purchasing a home abroad in order to obtain a residence permit or citizenship, and the remaining 30% plan to purchase property for their own residence or for investment purposes.
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Shareholders of PJSC RusHydro approved dividends for 2021 in the amount of 0.053 rubles. per share, the company said. The total amount of payments will amount to 23.3 billion rubles, which is 55.3% of net profit under IFRS. The shareholders of RusHydro received the same amount at the end of 2020. The dividend cut-off is set for July 10.
Scientists have found that chimpanzees can dig wells to find water. Experts conducted an experiment in which a female was placed in the company of male chimpanzees and the animals were left without water. So, the female began to dig a well, and the rest of the study participants soon followed her example.
Julian Assange’s defense has filed an appeal against the decision to extradite his client to the United States to face charges of espionage, reports The Wall Street Journal, citing a statement by his lawyer Gareth Pierce. According to the defender, the appeal will be considered by the Supreme Court of Great Britain. The court has two appeals to consider and also to decide whether its appeal can be heard.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has appealed his extradition from the UK, setting off a months-long legal battle over whether he should be sent to the US to face espionage charges.
On June 17, British authorities approved the extradition of Mr. Assange to the United States, where he could be sentenced to 175 years in prison.
The Minister of Internal Affairs of Russia Vladimir Kolokoltsev instructed the State Automobile Inspectorate to stop the use of mobile photo and video recording systems by inspectors, MVD Media reports.
Protests have begun in Uzbekistan against amendments to the Constitution that remove the sovereign status of the Republic of Karakalpakstan
The draft amendments to the Constitution of Uzbekistan propose to change the status of Karakalpakstan. Now it is listed as a sovereign republic with the right to secede from Uzbekistan on the basis of a referendum. These provisions are proposed to be deleted.
German automaker Audi AG, part of the Volkswagen Group, and China’s FAW have begun construction of a factory for the production of electric vehicles in the city of Changchun, located in the northeast of China.
Yura Corporation Rus LLC (the Russian branch of the South Korean Yura Corp.) has extended the suspension of its plant for the production of automotive components in Ivangorod (Leningrad Region) until July 31, 2022, Interfax was told in the press service of the governor and government of the region
The index of business activity in the US manufacturing sector (ISM Manufacturing) in June fell to 53 points compared to 56.1 points a month earlier, according to data from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM).
Abroad, due to sanctions, 77 Russian aircraft were detained, said the head of the Ministry of Transport, Vitaly Savelyev, TASS reports.
“Today I want to tell you that there are 77 cars. We managed to return one car. We are fighting for every aircraft,” he said.
According to the minister, the decision to detain was made by the lessors. Some planes could not take off due to the closure of EU airspace.
The UK sanctions against Sovcomflot, which had been deferred until June 30, have come into effect.
Sovcomflot specializes in the transportation of liquefied gas, oil and oil products, and is one of the world’s largest tanker fleet operators. According to the latest data, the list of the fleet of Sovcomflot’s own and chartered vessels is 111 vessels. The free float of Sovcomflot is 15.6%, the quasi-treasury stake is about 1.6%. The Russian Federation owns 82.8%.
The National Police of Ukraine announced the arrest of assets of nine Russian corporations and companies located on the territory of Ukraine, in the amount of 4.5 billion hryvnia ($153 million).
Armenia and Turkey agreed to open the border for citizens of third countries and establish direct air cargo transportation, the Armenian Foreign Ministry reported. (https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/5445390?tg) The border has been closed since 1993 at the initiative of Ankara due to the Karabakh conflict
Ministers of sports of 33 countries have signed a joint statement demanding that Russia and Belarus be suspended from membership in sports organizations and that international sports events be broadcast in these countries, Kamil Bortnichuk, head of sports and tourism in Poland, said.
The Russian government adopted a resolution on the transfer of export duties on grain, sunflower oil and meal into rubles. To calculate the ruble duties, the government introduces the indicator «arithmetic average of the US dollar», which is determined on the basis of data from the Central Bank.
The United States is providing Ukraine with a new $820 million military aid package, the Pentagon confirmed.
The shareholders of the PIK developer approved the decision not to pay dividends for 2021, the company said.
PhosAgro shareholders did not approve the payment of final dividends for 2021 at the annual meeting, the issue of recommendations on the distribution of profits will be considered by the board of directors at one of the next meetings, the company said.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree of the Russian government on the termination of the participation of the Russian Federation in partial and extended partial agreements of the Council of Europe. According to the decision, published on Friday on the official Russian Internet portal of legal information, from March 16, 2022, the participation of the Russian Federation in the following agreements of the Council of Europe is terminated:
- Group for International Cooperation on Drugs and Addictions («Group Pompidou», formerly Group for Cooperation against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking);
- 1990 Partial Agreement establishing the European Commission for Democracy through Law;
- Partial Open Agreement of the Council of Europe on Forecasting, Prevention and Assistance in the Case of Natural Disasters and Technological Catastrophes;
- European Fund for Co-Production and Distribution of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Works («Eurimage»);
- European Audiovisual Observatory;
- Extended Partial Agreement on Sports of the Council of Europe;
- Extended partial agreement on cultural routes of the Council of Europe;
- Extended partial agreement of the Council of Europe «Observatory for the teaching of history in Europe».
India on Friday imposed a ban on 19 categories of single-use plastic items, including cups and straws. It is reported by the Associated Press. According to the Indian authorities, 4.1 million tons of plastic waste were produced in the country in 2020.
Bloomberg estimated the losses of the richest businessmen since the beginning of the year at $1.4 trillion. The greatest losses were suffered by Mark Zuckerberg, whose fortune has halved in six months, as well as Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos. In the past two years, the fortunes of rich people have only grown
The German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (the Ministry of Justice entered it into the register of foreign media agents) announced that it had resumed radio broadcasting in Russian from July 1. DW programs will be broadcast every evening from Vilnius
On February 3, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced the imposition of sanctions against Deutsche Welle in Russia. Among the measures are the closure of the DW correspondent office in Moscow, the deprivation of accreditation of employees of the Russian bureau of the media company, the termination of satellite and other broadcasting in the country. The Russian Ministry of Justice included Deutsche Welle in the register of foreign media agents on March 28.
The Prime Minister of Great Britain received the title of honorary citizen of Odessa and was awarded three honorary distinctions of the Odessa mayor named after Grigory Marazli. This was announced by the mayor of the city Gennady Trukhanov.
Over 3,000 migrants arrived in the UK across the English Channel in June by boat, a record figure for the first half of this year, Sky News reports. According to the channel, in just the first six months, 12.7 thousand migrants sailed to the UK by boat. On average, there were 33 people on board each boat, Sky News notes.
According to British law, the government can send illegal immigrants to any safe state through which their route ran. Provided that this country agrees to accept them. To expel migrants, London reached an agreement with Rwanda last year. In exchange for an upfront payment of £120 million (about $157 million), Rwanda will take migrants who entered the kingdom illegally. In this country, people will wait for their asylum applications to be processed in the UK
In the first six months of 2022, 3,750 square kilometers of trees were cut down in the forests of the Brazilian Amazon, RTE reports, citing the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE).
The New York Legislature passed a law restricting the carrying of firearms in most public places.
The French company Thales, which ensures the security of payment systems and the protection of transactions, ceases to work on the Russian market. This is reported by Forbes. The company, which produces hardware security modules (HSM) for payment systems, worked with 20 Russian banks. Their names were not named in Thales.
The US has published a list of 570 Russian goods subject to a 35% higher import duty. The list included steel, salt, wood, paper, rubber and aircraft components. The decision did not affect duties on palladium, nickel, titanium and other goods that the United States has traditionally purchased from Russia.
TikTok admitted that China could access information about US users. The company wrote about this in a letter to the request of congressmen.
The German authorities confiscated three tankers of the former Gazprom subsidiary. According to The Telegraph, the Amur and Ob LNG tankers, chartered until 2028, and Clean Energy, leased until 2026, became state property.
The owner of the two tankers, the American Dynagas LNG Partners, said that the Federal Network Agency of Germany took control of them «for an unlimited period of time.»
Belgium has banned the use of electric scooters on sidewalks. Under the new law, which came into force on Friday, electric scooters can only be ridden by people over the age of 16. In addition, it is forbidden to ride two people on one scooter, and the parking of these vehicles will be limited to special zones, according to The Brussels Times.
In the past, electric scooters were allowed to drive on sidewalks at low speeds, but in practice the restriction was hardly enforced. The number of accidents with electric scooters has recently increased: in 2019, 59 accidents were registered with their participation, and in 2021 the number of such accidents exceeded one thousand. Scooter owners, many of whom are children, have been hospitalized more frequently.
Protesters broke into the parliament building in northern Libya and set it on fire. Demonstrators protested deteriorating living conditions and prolonged power outages exacerbated by the blockade of oil installations amid ongoing clashes between armed groups vying for power in the country
The American film company Universal Pictures will close its office in Russia.
In Novosibirsk, in the case of high treason, the chief researcher of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Anatoly Maslov, was already taken to the Lefortovo pre-trial detention center in Moscow.
Elon Musk met with the Pope. The businessman published a joint photo with his sons and the pontiff. According to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, the private visit lasted 40 minutes. The meeting took place in the House of St. Martha in the Vatican, where the personal apartments of the Pope are located. It is noted that Musk and the pontiff discussed «environmental problems and the future of mankind.» Other details are not given.
International depository Clearstream blocked the correspondent account of Rosbank. This happened after the introduction of sanctions against the main shareholder of the credit institution, Vladimir Potanin. The correspondent account for the bank is no longer available, according to a July 1 Clearstream press release. The Bank cannot receive income on securities issued outside of Russia.
Russia is in 85th place in terms of mobile Internet speed — the average speed in the country was 21.21 Mb / s. The list consists of 141 countries. The top ten are as follows:
- Norway — 129.4 Mbps
- UAE — 124.8 Mbps
- Qatar — 117.6 Mbps
- South Korea — 106.8 Mbps
- Kuwait — 104.4 Mbps
- Netherlands — 102.9 Mbps
- Denmark — 102.5 Mbps
- Saudi Arabia — 101.6 Mbps
- Bulgaria — 95.7 Mbps
- China — 87.4 Mbps
Of the interesting: Belarus is at 132 (10.12 Mbps), the USA is at 25th place (59.9 Mbps), Ukraine is at 80th (22.3 Mbps). The slowest mobile internet in Venezuela is 4.98 Mbps.
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