8 Июн, 2021

Leaders in Depression, Stress and Anxiety

Russia became one of the leading countries in terms of depression. According to a study by Statista, 38% of Russians said they have experienced stress, anxiety, or depression in the past 12 months. And this is one of the highest results in the world.

This figure is higher only in Sweden (46%), USA (42%) and Brazil (40%). In Germany, which comes in 5th place, people face such mental problems much less often: only 31%.

And in China, it is only 22%. Although, if you think about it, even a fifth of the population who are depressed / stressed / anxious is a lot


Elon Musk said that Tesla will no longer produce its most expensive sedan, the Model S Plaid +, as the original version of the car is «good enough.» Musk said the Model S Plaid is «the fastest production car ever built», capable of 0 to 60 mph (96 km / h) in less than two seconds.

Also on April 26, Elon Musk reported that in the first quarter of 2021 the company faced serious supply problems. He added that the shortage of chips has become «a huge problem,» writes Bloomberg.


Google has agreed to pay € 220 million ($ 268 million) to settle an online advertising abuse case brought by the French competition authority. The French antitrust authority said Google was unfairly directing business to its ad server to the detriment of competitors. In addition to the fine, Google promised to remedy the situation by improving the compatibility of its Google Ad Manager services for third parties, Bloomberg writes.


Russia has blacklisted nine Canadian citizens who are involved in the formation and implementation of the anti-Russian course, the Russian Foreign Ministry said


Joe Biden, in a telephone conversation with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, guaranteed security for Ukraine, despite the launch of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, said Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the Ukrainian president’s office. According to him, politicians discussed the gas pipeline, which Zelensky called not an economic project, but a threat to Ukraine’s security.


«You have a microwave oven, a refrigerator, but there are no computers to contact another military registration and enlistment office by e-mail. Cell, mail … Are you, as partisans, putting letters in a hollow? What kind of work is this?» — Sergei Shoigu when checking one of the Moscow military registration and enlistment offices


Roscosmos cannot launch some satellites due to the lack of microcircuits that cannot be supplied to Russia due to sanctions. Rogozin announced this on Monday.

“We have more than enough missiles, there is nothing to withdraw,” explained Rogozin, speaking at the parliamentary hearings in the State Duma on the subject of Western sanctions and measures to minimize their impact on the politics and economy of the Russian Federation (quotes from TASS).

According to the head of Roscosmos, the enterprises have satellites, but they lack one specific microcircuit, which cannot be supplied to the Russian Federation due to sanctions. The sanctions against the Progress Rocket and Space Center (RSC) and TsNIIMash also caused Russia’s withdrawal from the International Space Station, Rogozin said.


Kiev National University stripped Lukashenko of the title of honorary doctor. The basis for such a decision, as the report says, was the «large-scale wave of terror against the opposition» deployed by the «former president of Belarus» and «now the self-proclaimed leader» of this country Alexander Lukashenko, the regular use of torture against its citizens, «air terrorism» and disrespect territorial integrity of Ukraine «.


The Czech Senate adopted Tikhanovskaya as the legitimate president of Belarus, — the chairman of the parliament Vystrchil.

“The fact that the Senate invited Svetlana Tikhanovskaya to the Czech Republic as its main guest, I perceive as the fact that the Czech Senate and personally I consider her the elected president of Belarus.”


The Belarusian authorities have promised to name those who financed the Nexta channel. This will be done later, Natalia Eismont, press secretary of Alexander Lukashenko, told Rise, commenting on Dmitry Peskov’s words about the need to disclose these data.

“There is such a common statement: everything secret sooner or later becomes apparent. I am sure it will be so in this case. Surnames will be announced, and many more «interesting» things. A little bit later».

Earlier, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that either the ex-chief editor of Nexta himself Roman Protasevich, or official Minsk should explain the statement on the financing of the Telegram channel by a «businessman from the Russian Federation.»


The ex-head of Open Russia, Andrei Pivovarov, is threatened with another 300,000 rubles in a fine for not submitting an application to the Ministry of Justice to include the non-profit organization Open Petersburg, founded by him, in the register of foreign agents, the coordinator of Human Rights Postcards told Open Media «Anastasia Burakova. The case under the 1st part of Art. 19.34 Administrative Code was received by the St. Petersburg court last week, it is not connected with Open Russia, Burakova noted.


Sociologists of the Levada Center (recognized in Russia as a «foreign agent») recorded a decrease in the protest moods of Russians in comparison with January 2021.

According to a poll conducted in May, only 28% of those surveyed said they believe mass protests with political demands are possible. In January, the figure was 43%


For the first time in the history of aviation, the American MQ-25 Stingray drone refueling another aircraft in the air, said the company that developed the device, Boeing. The unmanned vehicle is designed for air refueling of carrier-based fighter-bombers F / A-18 Super Hornet and based on it EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft manufactured by Boeing, as well as fifth-generation F-35 fighters of the rival company Lockheed Martin.


A new public holiday has been established in Belarus — National Unity Day, it will be celebrated on September 17, but it will not be a day off — Belta


US works to build international coalition to prosecute harboring countries — US Secretary of State Blinken


Russians spend an average of 6 hours a day at computers, smartphones and tablets. At the same time, almost half of the respondents said that this time has increased since the beginning of the pandemic. The level of stress and dependence on devices has also increased, RBC reports, citing a NAFI survey.


Pakistan has refused to hand over its military bases to the United States, which is withdrawing its contingent from Afghanistan, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said.


Traffic police scientists believe that electric scooters make roads safer, as they are chosen instead of private cars.


A teenager on an electric scooter knocked down a woman in Volgograd who was crossing the road at a green traffic light, the press service of the regional GUMVD reports. As a result of an accident, a pedestrian with a head injury was hospitalized.


Lukashenko has toughened criminal liability, including in the context of previously adopted laws, for example, on countering extremism, rehabilitation of Nazism, and the procedure for holding mass events.

The document introduces a number of new articles to the Criminal Code and excludes 10 articles. In general, the sanctions of about 70 offenses have been revised.

Criminal liability is introduced for:

▪️ participation, incitement to extremist activities, training and education, as well as funding (previously only the organization and leadership were punished)

▪️ repeated violation of the procedure for organizing or holding a mass event (up to three years)

▪️dissemination of prohibited information by the owner of the Internet resource, committed within a year after bringing to administrative responsibility

▪️ illegal collection and distribution of personal data

▪️ disclosure of a person’s data in connection with his official duties (up to five years)

Increased responsibility for:

▪️killing a police officer

▪️resistance to persons protecting public order

▪️violence or the threat of its use against such persons, as well as judges

▪️ public insult of a government official in connection with the performance of his official duties or his relatives

The corresponding decree was published on Tuesday. The regulations will come into effect in three months.


There is no Russian substitute for Parmesan, this is a reality, admitted the head of the Italian-Russian Chamber of Commerce, Vicenzo Trani, adding that this is not necessary, since Russian entrepreneurs have learned to make very, very, very high quality cheese.

“I have personally tried and really love some of the cheeses produced by small entrepreneurs. This is even more important,” he told RIA Novosti.


The State Duma of Russia adopted in the second reading a bill to increase the term of imprisonment to three years for repeated drunk driving