15 Ноя, 2021

100 best inventions of the year

Time has published a list of the 100 best inventions of the year. It includes developments from a variety of areas, ranging from high technology, and ending with children’s toys. We will not announce the entire list, but we will still tell you about some of them:

The free Subdial app gives the user direct access to resources that can help solve problems related to mental health, domestic violence, hunger and other similar problems that the rescue service will not take on;

The TimeChi desktop gadget helps you focus on work. The gadget will enable the «do not disturb» function on all user’s devices, but will demonstrate on its display the occupancy of its owner;

Reeddi’s compact, portable solar battery, which you can rent out and rent at 50 cents a day to charge devices, including laptops and TVs;

An educational construction set for children — a cyborg hand Mega Cyborg Hand, during the assembly process of which a child learns hydraulics, pneumatics, engineering and robotics. The assembled robotic arm imitates the gestures of a child’s hand;

RendeverLive virtual reality service, which helps retirement homes to overcome feelings of loneliness during isolation;

Einride autonomous electric trucks without a driver’s cab, designed to optimize the transport process and reduce harmful emissions;

Flexсil application for study, which provides students and teachers with the ability to read, take notes in PDF documents through their devices;

Pay Balance function in the DailyPay application, in which an employee can see how much he earned per day and access the money earned here and now, however, for a commission.

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The son of the ex-leader of Libya Gaddafi Seif al-Islam has applied to participate in the upcoming presidential elections in the country, reported the portal Al Marsad.

The electoral committee of Libya confirmed that Gaddafi’s son will run for president. Al-Islam safe can be registered after verification and approval of documents.

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The Ukrainian military said they would «destroy» migrants in the event of a breakthrough of the border.

«We inform you that at present, the units of the 61st OPEBR are carrying out their tasks along the section of the state border with Belarus, and not a single so-called migrant, as well as other persons who may disguise themselves as migrants, will enter the territory of Ukraine. destroyed by our units, «the press service of the brigade says.

The Ukrainian military explained that they will not use force against migrants at the border, we are talking about «sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the enemy.»

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Shoigu suggested that university rectors include geography in the entrance examinations. According to the President of the Russian Geographical Society, two weeks ago, Moscow State University had already made a decision on the need to pass geography for admission to 11 faculties, and not one, as it was before.

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Father and 9-year-old son drowned in a ditch with water as a result of an accident on a highway in the Uvat district of the Tyumen region. Two more victims were hospitalized.

“The car immediately went under the ice into a ditch. To help people, several cars stopped. Drivers and passengers dived into the icy water and tried to rescue victims of road accidents. <...> They tried to reanimate the boy who were in the cabin, but they could not be saved, «the press service of the traffic police said.

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Russia is in no hurry to join the Global Methane Commitment, first it is necessary to do painstaking work, said Ruslan Edelgeriev, the special envoy of the Russian president for climate.

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Usman Nurmagomedov is a witness in the case of hitting a policeman in Kaspiysk. According to a source in the region’s law enforcement agencies, a preventive measure will not be applied to him.

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Poland, Lithuania and Latvia are discussing the use of the fourth article of the NATO treaty in connection with the migration crisis on the border with Belarus, the Polish prime minister said.

«This decision provides that the parties will hold general consultations whenever, in the opinion of any of them, the territorial integrity, political independence or security of any of the allied states is under threat. It seems that this is becoming increasingly necessary. Because not enough just to publicly express our concern — now we need concrete steps and the involvement of the entire alliance, «said Mateusz Morawiecki.

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Nine more deputies of the Georgian parliament went on a hunger strike demanding to transfer ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili from a prison hospital to a civilian clinic.

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At least one person was killed and another was injured in a car bombing near a hospital in Liverpool, Sky News reported. The victim was hospitalized, nothing threatens his life. Specialists in the fight against terrorism joined in the investigation of the incident.

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Almost two-thirds of Russians (69%) are dissatisfied with their current income, SberNPF and Rambler & Co found out, polling more than 40 thousand people aged 18 to 60 across the country (the survey results are at the disposal of TASS).

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The FBI denied that hackers had compromised its systems. The attackers did send fake emails from the FBI addresses, but they failed to access or hack any of the agency’s data, he said in a statement.

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In the province of Laghman in Afghanistan, unknown people announced the fight against members of the terrorist movement Taliban, banned in Russia.

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Most Americans (70%) negatively assess the state of the US economy, follows from a poll by the Washington Post and ABC. According to 48%, Biden is to blame for the rise in inflation. 29% of respondents are satisfied with the economic situation in the country.

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Iraq has scheduled its first flight to return refugees from Belarus for November 18, Iraqi media reported citing the Foreign Ministry.

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Former US President Donald Trump’s Trump Organization has agreed to sell the rights to the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, with the CGI Merchant Group as the buyer.

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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that, together with Lithuania and Latvia, they will consider the introduction of Article 4 of NATO due to the situation on the Belarusian-Polish border. In particular, they will raise the issue of the complete closure of the borders with Belarus.

“The crisis we are dealing with concerns not only Lithuania, Latvia and Poland, but the entire community. Moreover, there is an understanding that Lukashenka will not refuse to storm the border if we do not act together. Therefore, we will definitely discuss further sanctions, including the complete closure of the border and, thus, disconnecting the regime from economic benefits. We will discuss additional sanctions already during the next special summit of the Council of Europe, which I have requested.
The Polish border will become an effective and final barrier to Lukashenka’s actions.
It is not enough to just publicly express our concerns. Now concrete steps and the participation of the entire alliance are needed «- said Morawiecki

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Russian schoolchildren won five medals at the International Physics Olympiad. Four took the first places in the individual standings, and one — the second.

Young Uzbek athletes took one first, two second and five third places in the Olympiad.

In addition, the winners included participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Belarus, Thailand and Oman.

In total, teams from 19 countries took part in the Olympiad, which was held in Uzbekistan. The international event was named after Ahmad Al-Fergani, a medieval scientist, astronomer, physicist and mathematician,

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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s brother is involved in the case of hitting a policeman in Makhachkala as a witness. Usman Nurmagomedov will not be held criminally liable.

Earlier, his friend, Kamal Idrisov, who was in the same car, was placed under house arrest. On November 11, a car with Usman Nurmagomedov hit a policeman and fled. The victim was hospitalized with a head injury

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Jeff Bezos spoke about how he sees the future of humanity. The founder of Amazon believes that people will be born in space colonies and live there, and on Earth — to rest. And all production, in his opinion, will be concentrated in space. Earlier, Bezos talked about plans to build his own space station, where you can live and work.

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Residents of the UK, USA and Ireland have the easiest way to become a Bitocin owner. To do this, you need to purchase an Azteco voucher with a face value of 10 to 100 pounds sterling. During the three months of the project, users purchased BTC worth £ 1.5 million. In the near future, the Azteco voucher will arrive in most of the EU countries.

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The Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA), formed in September by Denmark and Costa Rica, includes France, Sweden, Ireland and Wales. Italy joined him as a «friend,» according to the BOGA website.

The members of the alliance do not have a large share of the world’s oil and gas reserves, but they commit themselves to stop issuing new licenses for their exploration.

At the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, it became known that Scotland is considering joining the alliance, in whose waters the main oil and gas deposits of Great Britain are concentrated.

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In New Zealand, for the third time in history, the Adélie penguin was met. Normally, representatives of this species live in Antarctica and Subantarctic, three thousand kilometers to the south. Experts believe that a young individual was nailed to the New Zealand coast, which swam too far into the ocean and was caught up by the current. The lost penguin was examined by a veterinarian, after which the bird was given water to drink, fed with fish and released into the wild

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The United States is concerned about Beijing’s actions against Taiwan and advocates peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said this during a telephone conversation with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

«The Secretary of State emphasized the long-standing US interest in peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and expressed concern about the ongoing military, diplomatic and economic pressure from the PRC on Taiwan,» it was reported.

Blinken also called on Beijing to enter into a constructive dialogue to resolve the problems in the Taiwan Strait peacefully.

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Specialists of the federal portal «WORLD OF APARTMENTS» asked how many square meters in Moscow the average Russian can afford if he sells his apartment at home without resorting to a mortgage. The average Russian will buy only 16 square meters in Moscow. m, selling his apartment.

For calculations, we took the average cost of apartments in the secondary market by city and the average price per square meter in Moscow, which now, according to Mirkvartir.ru, is 283,239 rubles, excluding the elite segment

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The international payment system Visa will cancel the commission for transfers from card to card by phone number from April 1, 2022, writes Kommersant. At the same time, the company admitted that banks will continue to charge their own commission.

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Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said after the pro-presidential General Alliance party did not receive a majority in the last parliamentary elections that the country’s authorities need to learn from their mistakes, Gaceta Mercantil reports.

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The average check for a funeral in Moscow is now about 135 thousand rubles, the head of the State Budgetary Institution «Ritual» Artem Yekimov told RBC.

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For the third time in a year, Sberbank raised mortgage rates when buying apartments in new buildings and on the secondary market, the new values ​​are indicated on the bank’s website.

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The taxi driver was able to save potential victims from an explosion that thundered near a hospital in Liverpool, writes the British tabloid The Sun. According to him, Dave Perry jumped out of the car and locked the doors, leaving a passenger with an explosive device inside. The man left in the taxi is the only one who died in the explosion. The driver was hospitalized with injuries and burns.

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USS Mount Whitney leaves the Black Sea after completing a training exercise.

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The EU will toughen personal sanctions against Minsk, and will consider sectoral restrictions, said the head of the German Foreign Ministry. Heiko Maas threatened with a ban on flights over the EU and on landing there for airlines that facilitate the transport of migrants to Belarus.

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By the decision of the UAE authorities, Belavia will not accept citizens of Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Syria on flights to Minsk from Dubai.

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In Singapore, 5.9 million users of the RedDoorz hotel booking service in Southeast Asia have been leaked, writes The Straits Times.

Hackers have stolen the names of RedDoorz customers, their contact phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, as well as encrypted passwords for booking accounts.

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Lukashenka said that Belarus does not want a conflict on the border, Poland needs this conflict, writes BelTA. He also said that Belarus is ready to send refugees back to their homeland, but they do not want to return home, the newspaper reports.

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Salmon fishing in the Khabarovsk Territory has become the worst over the past 5 years, representatives of the peoples of the North could not procure the necessary volumes of fish, the head of the region said.

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The Sverdlovsk Municipal Department of Internal Affairs is checking the reliability of reports on the introduction of a «standard» under the protocols for violation of the mask regime, the head of the press service of the head office told RIA Novosti. He noted that the so-called «cane system» has long been canceled.

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Russia will deliver the first S-400 regiment to India by the end of the year — and immediately after the New Year, it will be deployed there at the base, Indian specialists have already been trained in Russia, the head of Rosoboronexport said.

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Two Russians of Chechen origin and one citizen of Ukraine have been charged in Poland with organizing illegal migration, according to the Polish prosecutor’s office.

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Head of the Central Bank of Russia Elvira Nabiullina: consumer lending in Russia continues to grow at a high rate, the Central Bank sees the risk of a dangerous increase in debt load in the future

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The United States transferred 80 tons of ammunition to Ukraine. This is the fourth delivery in Washington’s $ 60 million security assistance.

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“According to preliminary estimates, on Sunday the number of people who wrote in correspondence was more than 100%,” Pavel Smelov, deputy head of Rosstat, told Kommersant on Sunday, commenting on the results of the completed All-Russian Population Census.

According to him, one should not be intimidated by this impressive figure: so far it consists of an estimate of the population according to the previous census, the operational information of a number of departments and contains many errors. In the next two months, the information received will be «cleaned out» and the first preliminary results will be presented by the end of January.

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Small and medium-sized businesses will be able to purchase software from Russian manufacturers at half price. The preferential terms were realized due to compensation of 50% of the cost of the license from the federal budget. This support measure is aimed at improving the efficiency of small and medium-sized companies, the Parliamentary Gazette reports.

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In Russia, the demand for organic waste from poultry and livestock enterprises has grown sharply. Against the background of a record rise in prices for mineral fertilizers, agricultural companies realized the value of manure and poultry droppings and began to buy goods that could previously only be taken for a nominal fee, Kommersant writes.

The interlocutor of the publication noted that since January the demand for chicken manure has doubled. Another source in a large agricultural holding said that if a year ago all organic fertilizers were used in their own fields, now half of them are sold.

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In Yakutia, a judge, a bailiff and an employee of the local FSB, a driver and a guide were detained for illegal hunting, who, according to them, allegedly got lost, having left the permitted lands. They found weapons with ammunition, as well as 13 deer carcasses and a sable carcass.

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Avtovaz has increased the cost of cars by 9-12% over the year, said Rostec head Sergei Chemezov.

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Elvira Nabiullina accused Russians of rising inflation in the country. According to the head of the Central Bank, citizens are beginning to consume unreasonably against the backdrop of rising prices. As a result, supply does not keep up with demand and «the inflationary spiral is unwinding.»

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The Ministry of Finance proposed to raise the minimum retail prices for spirits in Russia from January 1. The corresponding draft order has been published on the federal portal of draft legal acts.

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Intel today celebrates the 50th anniversary of the world’s first commercially available microprocessor, the Intel 4004. It was a 4-bit CPU that came out in 1971 and defined the development of modern microprocessors. The Intel 4004 was about the size of a human fingernail, but it still provided computing power comparable to the first computer built in 1946 and took up an entire room.

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Putin cancels (from January 1) the decree of 1993 on assigning certain territories of Karelia to the Far North. Peskov promised to clarify the details, but did not rule out that the document is technical in nature.

The cancellation of the decree of 1993 on the assignment of certain territories to the regions of the Far North will not affect the receipt of northern allowances in Karelia, the authorities said

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The EU Foreign Ministers approved the criteria for the imposition of sanctions against those who facilitate illegal migration from Belarus to the EU, a source told RIA Novosti

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Gazprom did not book additional capacities for the transit of natural gas through Ukraine and Poland for December at the auction on Monday, it follows from the data of the RBP and GSA Platform platforms.

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Erdogan calls himself the most experienced of the world leaders

«I know the world. Among today’s leaders, I am the most experienced. I say this not to boast, but to define my place among other leaders. Because it is important for my people to know who is who.»

Erdogan has been leading Turkey since 2003.

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Since the beginning of November, Russia has been pumping gas to China via the Power of Siberia, daily exceeding its daily contractual obligations by more than 30%, RIA Novosti reports.

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The European Union has expanded sanctions against the regime in Belarus. The sanctions list will include legal entities and individuals who facilitate illegal crossings of the EU border organized and supported by the Lukashenka regime. The new sanctions are being introduced in response to “hybrid attacks and instrumentalization of migrants”.

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The reason for the announcement on the wanted list of the founder of Mediazona, Verzilov, was his criminal case on concealing dual citizenship — lawyer

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The paintings of Philip Malyavin, Nicholas Roerich, Sergei Chekhonin, Ivan Aivazovsky, Konstantin Korovin and other masters of painting will go under the hammer in London, Christie’s auction house reported.

A total of 186 lots, covering several centuries of the history of Russian art, as well as a private collection of 86 lots of Fabergé works, collected by British businessman Harry Wolfe, will be presented to the collectors’ attention.

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VSMPO-AVISMA announced that Boeing had no questions about titanium from Russia. The Wall Street Journal previously reported that Boeing had discovered a new defect on its 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Some titanium parts of aircraft produced in the past three years are weaker than they should be.

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Royal Dutch Shell plc will change its tax residency to UK. The corporate governance structure of the company will remain unchanged

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Japanese scientists have created a memory eraser — they have managed to remove memories from the brain of a mouse. To do this, they used the technique of optogenetics — optical effects on the brain — to destroy the protein cofilin, which is necessary for optimal synapse function.

An adenovirus is injected into the brain, which acts as a «courier» to deliver a protein bound to a fluorescent marker. When optical stimulation is applied, the proteins release oxygen, which deactivates cofillin. Due to this, it is possible to locally affect specific parts of the brain at a given moment in time. The result was a loss of memory of the task learned.

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On the Ulyanovsk priest, who supported Navalny, they wrote a statement about insulting the feelings of believers. Priest Georgy Sukhobokiy himself informed Dozhd (recognized as a «foreign agent» in Russia). Sukhobokiy said that he went to the police, where a criminal investigation officer was to question him on the complaint he had filed.

Earlier, he was dismissed from the post of press secretary of the Melekess diocese for his post about Alexei Navalny.

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The Russian government proposes to index above the inflation rate the monetary allowances of military personnel, law enforcement officers, as well as employees of the Federal Penitentiary Service, the Federal Customs Service, the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Russian Guard and others.

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CEC of Libya did not allow Gaddafi’s son before the presidential election

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The publisher of Mediazona (the organization is recognized as a foreign agent), Pyotr Verzilov, was put on the wanted list. The reason was his criminal case on concealing dual citizenship.

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Now, not only drunk people can be punished for offenses, but also their drinking companions. This was reported by the Chinese authorities. According to the statement, people who failed to deliver the drunk person to a safe place could be held liable. The instigators of drunkenness will also be punished. This decision was made due to the huge number of accidents with drunk people in China.

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The mayor came to visit the wheelchair user from Timashevsk, who in one day became famous for his homemade lift to his apartment on the third floor. The mayor said that Alexander Vasilyevich did not violate anything by installing the mechanism in the house, so there would be no checks and fines.

“He does not need anything, his son lives nearby. Alexander Vasilyevich drives a car, works at one of the largest enterprises in the city. He refused to install a ramp at the entrance. He says he doesn’t need it, ”added Mayor Nikolai Panin.

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The Taliban marched and demonstrated captured military equipment that had been captured from US units and taken from government forces. Dozens of American M1117 armored personnel carriers drove through the center of Kabul, with Russian Mi-17 helicopters flying over them. Participants were holding American M4 assault rifles.

The parade is timed to coincide with the release of 250 newly trained fighters and is intended to show the Taliban’s transformation from insurgents into a regular army. The Taliban said pilots, mechanics and other specialists from the former Afghan army will be integrated into the new military.

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The Ministry of Defense has published a list of information related to official secrets. The list contains more than 800 items. In general, the list, as expected, included almost all information about the activities of the Ministry of Defense that does not belong to state secrets.

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Russian oil companies will receive record payments from the federal budget to stabilize gasoline prices, it follows from the materials of the Ministry of Finance submitted to the Duma along with the budget project for 2022-24.

This year the oilmen will receive 469 billion rubles for the damper. In 2022, 252.4 billion rubles, and in 2023 — another 76.2 billion. As a result, a total stabilization of retail fuel prices over three years will cost the government 798 billion rubles.

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